In addition to murals and hand painted furniture, I’ve started getting a lot of requests for creative, custom designed, hand painted signs.
I am really enjoying the new challenge . They are sort of like mini murals with the added difficulty of hand lettering. I can see improvement in my technique with each new sign.
It’s important to come up with a design that “fits” the client.
This starts with the appropriate material for the sign.
Artificially aged boards give this sign a homey, vintage look…
Re-using an old table top was the perfect material for a sign for a re-sale shop…
I give quite a bit of consideration to the background, which is important, but shouldn’t over power the lettering.
Here is where some time working on layout is crucial.
And, as you can see, the type choice can be critical.
“The India Room” is an example of carefully a chosen type-face…
On some occasions, I’ve been commissioned to provide just the pounce pattern.
This is a full size layout that can be transferred on location for painting.
Sort of a coloring book for the DIYer.
All of this prep work helps to assure a successful finished product.
Well, back to the studio!
I hope you will come back
for another peek
inside my world!
Beth Covert Studio of Painted Design