A Destination Sign and Mixing Chalk Paint® Colors4:30:00 AM
A specially made sign with a custom color...
I am often asked to create custom work... "Can you make me a sign that says ____" or
"I'd love to have this but in a different color...."
Frankly, custom orders are not easy! I am always worried that it won't turn out the way the client envisioned the project so I shy away from custom work.
This week someone wanted a sign that said "Montauk"... Montauk is a beach town at the very end of Long Island. It juts out into the ocean and is a huge tourist destination. Seemed easy enough so I agreed to make the sign.
The client asked to have the sign painted in Navy Blue. There are many Navy Blue paints out there but since I have a lot of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in my workshop, I decided to mix the colors I had to create a custom Navy Blue color.
For this project I mixed one part Graphite with 2 parts Napoleonic Blue and created a beautiful shade of Navy Blue.
When the new paint color dried I printed out the word MONTAUK on my printer. Using graphite paper, I traced over the printed letters. The traced letters came out on the board and it was easy to see where to paint.
I used Old White to hand paint the letters inside the lines.
When the lettering dried I gave the sign a good sanding to give it a rustic, beachy look.
The client is coming to the shop to pick up her sign and I hope she likes the custom color I created just for her. Maybe we should call it "Montauk Blue".
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