Holiday Gift house signs-how they’re made…

By Typestries, November 16, 2006

We would be delighted to create a truly unique and one of a kind holiday gift for you, your friends and family. Here we share a few of the steps and techniques used to create these wonderful signs.

We begin the process of creating the signs right here on our computerized router. In this photo, we’re carving the lettering into a sign (a blank of high density urethane) that has had the background painted and a protective mask applied.

When the router has completed the carving toolpath, the sign begins to take shape.

Here, we have painted the lettering and the base coat for the border. The shiny stuff you see on the border is the “glue” that holds the 23k gold leaf. Its real name is “size.” We paint yellow underneath the gold size to add to the brilliance of the finish. Gold leafing is a centuries old art form that produces stunningly brilliant sign elements.

A completed holiday gift sign with a dark blue background.

And a link to the hiigh resolution PDF information is here.

If you would like to see a few “in person” we have samples in both the Ship Bottom and Manahawkin stores. We’re also capable of handling your custom gift sign requests including custom colors, shapes and sizes.