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  • hand painted signage: Boston Artstore

    Posted by Steve Broughton on July 26, 2002 at 2:06 pm

    This was quite an interesting job, the customer wanted a marble effect fascia board, and was just going to go for vinyl letters until I convinced him to go for the 3D gilded ones, the marbling is a paint effect, and no I dont wear a flouncy shirt and velvet flares and me name ain’t Laurence 😀
    Probably took a week on and off to do the sign what with waiting for the paint to dry, total price with the window lettering was £510.

    Thanks to Paul Rafferty from Ivy Designs for showing me the marble effect


    Steve Broughton replied 20 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Mike Brown

    July 26, 2002 at 3:13 pm

    very nice texturing and dimensional work there Steve…spot on 😉

    did you make the raised lettering too or buy it in?

    more soon


    P.S. – took quite a while to load Steve…maybe you could do it as four seperate images, either in a stack or in two’s – side by side?…just a thought….great work regardless 😀

  • Steve Broughton

    July 26, 2002 at 5:18 pm

    That better Mike 😀 made the raised letters myself, cut from vinyl & stick to your substrate then cut out with a power fret saw. Easy peasy.

  • Joe McNamara

    July 26, 2002 at 7:18 pm

    Nice job on the raised letters Steve, ….. did you radius the edges with a router…sander..?
    You probably didn’t have any beer the night before!
    Nice steady cut 😆
    PS. what are the letters cut from ………10mm foam?

  • eddie cotter

    July 27, 2002 at 12:16 am

    nice one steve! looks realy nice. 😀

  • Steve Broughton

    July 27, 2002 at 7:31 am

    Joe the edges were cut with a router with 45 degree bit, they were cut from 18mm exterior MDF.

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    July 27, 2002 at 8:20 am

    excellent work steve. i like the marble effect also!
    teh mdf letters… out of curiousity, how did you fix the letters to the faceof the sign?

  • Steve Broughton

    July 27, 2002 at 12:27 pm

    Robert, the letters are fixed from the back of the sign panel with screws and the letters are stood off the sign with spacers between letters and sign panel.