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Comment by R on April 1, 2017 at 2:55pm

GREAT idea. I'll be doing something similar. thanks for the inspiration!

Comment by harry on August 18, 2014 at 11:10am

Your the man!  Thats way out of my league! The use of magnets... would have never thought of that!

Comment by Undead Brewer on September 12, 2013 at 7:14pm

Thanks for the detailed explanation of the technique.  Again, well done!

Comment by Jeffrey Scot on September 10, 2013 at 10:40pm

The texture on the oval insert & lettering is created by using sanded Dry-lok. I simply mix a small amount of clean, dry, construction sand into the Dry-lok and 'pounce' the paint on using an old brush to create a textured surface. I will do two or three light coats that way, allowing an hour or so of dry time in between. Then I lightly sand the top of the letters to return them to a slightly more flattened surface. That is followed by coats of flat black, brown, and bronze spray paints as base colors, a couple light coats of spray poly, and whatever decorative top coats are needed to finish the look. In this case it was just a light finger-dabbing of metallic bronze paint on the letters & scroll decorations. Also, there are 3 small neodymium magnets embedded into the back surface of the wood oval using a strong 2-part epoxy. This allows me to swap out the sign content very(!) quickly.

Comment by Undead Brewer on September 10, 2013 at 9:28pm

Nice!  I may have to add one of these to the entrance of the cemetery!  Love the hammered look.

Comment by Raven's Hollow Cemetery on September 7, 2013 at 10:22am
Wonderful job, love it!
Comment by judyz on September 6, 2013 at 4:23pm

Oh this is great! I fully agree....

Comment by Jeffrey Scot on September 6, 2013 at 2:43am

This is our 'No Costume ~ No Candy' sign, a new bit of haunt dressing for 2013.

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