Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Tack Locker Sign

It's a "thing" at my new barn to have a wooden plaque on your tack locker with your name and your horse's name.  The barn is nice enough to provide the plaque, we just need to provide a little craftivity.

I FINALLY got mine finished and hung today.

Ta da! 
A row of signs!

There is only a LITTLE bit of glitter on those pink letters.  :)

I chose black and silver with pink as the accent color - big surprise, right?  Not trusting I could free-hand it without messing it up, I used photoshop to create the layout and choose the fonts.  I used the pen tool to create the WP and HUS line drawings.  I then printed the whole image (backwards) on an overhead transparency sheet, you know, the clear plastic sheets we used before we had computer projectors in classrooms?  The  transfer sheet works like a rub-on transfer but comes out super light so I then painted over the lettering and the line drawings.  Lastly it got a solid, glossy coating of Polyurethane and took a good long day to dry.

So what do you think?


  1. Really like the WP & HUS sketches. Nice job!

  2. Very pretty! Nice job. I wish I had access to some of the "tricks" people use for their signs, all of mine are hand painted and take a long time...

  3. Whoa, that is really nice! You have such mad crafty skillz, I am so impressed! I really like the fonts.

  4. It looks great! You did a really nice job.

  5. That is really cool!! You did a great job.

  6. I love it. It's the most professionally-designed looking plaque in the entire tack room. A+ job, Peep.

  7. It looks really nice!! I love the sketches and the color you chose. Did Junior okay the pink? :)