I'm being bombarded by a nasty sinus infection and just haven't had the time to pull together the post I wanted to do. Until then, I found another idea of how to make the Family Rules sign I did. This was the original one I came up with:
Still love it and how it turned out. It fits my decor perfectly. I've been picking up some more frames at Goodwill to make so others to sell and want to make one with a brighter color. Well, someone else out there is on the same wavelength as me. Look what she made:
Isn't this great?! I love the brightness, yet the aging she did on it. You can read about how she did hers at http://viv-spot.blogspot.com/2010/02/subway-art-ballard-designs-sandpaper.html
The sanding really seems to be the secret.
I want my next sign to have this Robin's Egg blue color and patina to it:
Another variation on the family rules sign would be to just use random words that inspire you like this one:
Or this one:
(from hollyandivydesigns at etsy)
My good friend, Shauna, made her version like this:
I like how she used different fonts for each rule. You can see her method at http://mymixofsix.blogspot.com/2010/02/quick-subway-sign.html (a fun blog to visit. She does amazing things for the holidays with her kids and is a great photographer.)
Obviously Typography art is really in right now. Here's some other inspiration ideas:
(great tutorial at http://www.susieharrisblog.com/2009/07/inspirationpass-it-on.html)
(by coulson macleod)
(love these British WWII signs)
Well, that's it for today. Hope you found some more inspiration for making your own vintage typography art!