Charity auction panel for Helping Hannah's Heart, John Wells sends these panels out blank to Pinstripers and other artists. Each year is a different theme, this year he sent out Rat Finks. Had a blast painting this Fink and hope the best for the Foundation and the Family's it helps.
Winter finally came the same day I installed the gilded sign, design and built by yours truly. 1-Shot paint, letters are 23k german gold leaf with black outlines and the trim is all recycled hardwood.
Barry J. Carmichael is a very good Family Lawyer if your going though a rough patch.
Making sure these letters have had good adhesion has taken up more of my waking moments that I care to admit. After several test panels to make sure I could have a nice finish as well as good adhesion, I went with masking off the area where the raised lettering would be, coated out the sign board (MDO) ,removed the mask and then secured the letters to the sign, leaving a nice finish and rock solid letters.
I've been doing a lot of fill in with my good lettering brushes and had to replace one (expensive)... So I bought a set of mixed hair brushes 169's, Mack has made these a cost effective alternative to the all natural brushes and there not bad just did a hour of fill ins... More spring then the 189's great for the carved letters I've been painting.
These sign is my current work and nemesis, it's all in primer, four coats in total and has been a lot of fun. The raised letters are not glued down yet, name plates are removable and all lettering will be 23k Gold leaf. Posts flank the sides and the bottom is trimmed and detailed (not in the picture). As with all my work I have used re-purposed hardwood for all the trim. The letters are all CNC'd from HDU and the sign board is MDO, both have a 10 year warranty for indoor and outdoor use. So the sign will keep people's attention for a long time.