Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Welcome to Far Far Away

A little bit of Shrek for my friends. 

We live a couple miles from our local small town and about 40 miles north of Minneapolis, MN.  Our local family and friends think we live far out of town, and our Twin Cities family and friends think they are going to another planet when they come to visit!

Our driveway circles around a small forest of trees, so as they pull into the driveway visitors come to a Y intersection and right at the entrance is a perfect tree to post a welcome sign.

The paper pattern for the sign's outline shape was the fairy tale tag from the Silhouette shape store.  I broke out the MDF and jig saw to cut the shape to the pattern.  The sign is painted with the $2.95 Home Depot sample size of "Wild Raisin".

I painstakingly and patiently cleaned up a trace from a picture of the welcome sign from Sherk's visit to Lord Farquaard's castle. The stencil for the words were cut on Oracle 810 masking vinyl.

A little gold paint for the words.

Two coats of Spar spray varnish.
And, it's done!

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