Sunday, April 10, 2011

Market Monday Easy as 1 2 3 - Signs

Come join in, visit and get to know more like you.
WELOME

Here is how:

1.  Leave a Comment and FOLLOW here
2.  Go visit someone who commented on this post
3.  Leave them a note and invite them to visit you 


Why not find a new place to visit,
follow if you like what you see.
Spread the love huh?

COME ON!
I will try to visit everyone who comments
and leave them a note too.

OK Signs...
I love them,  love the written word,
love French (can't speak it or read it),
like the graphic nature of them,
 like to make them...
I love doing large scale on salvaged wood
 but I also kick out some smaller styles
 for sale in my shops.
 
In my last post I gave you a peek
at the shiny new...

While that is fine...I like
patina.
I want it distressed and aged
and full of layered goodness.

So I use my handy dandy palm sander. 
I use The Mouse.
   It is shaped like a little iron and works great for me.

I rough up everything a bit...
don't be finicky or nervous...just go for it.

I then use Briwax that can be found
at better furniture stores.
This time I used light brown. 
I also use a cheap chip brush and rubber gloves. 
This stuff is smelly and stains!
(You can look up a previous post I did on waxing
for more info.)
 
I apply it liberally and
smudge,
technical word,
it into all the nooks and crannies.

If I want it very light, I rub off immediately
If I like it darker, I let cure about 30 min. or so, then buff lightly.
It is a dramatic change when side by side
with the non-waxed.
After the wax cures,
I just rub lightly with a soft cloth or paper towel.
I love the depth the wax gives you...the patina of age.

All my signs are available at my shops. 

So,
 leave some love and pass it along.
Go visit someone new .
I met so many new friends
and discovered some cool things along the way.

Do I need to make a button?? 
I am challenged sometimes...
I mean if I could just paint a button
or something.

Thanks for joing in...
Molly



The Graphics Fairy
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24 comments:

  1. Love it all. Yes, I am a follower.

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  2. I love your signs. I am a follower. I don't have a blog, just love your stuff.

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  3. Your new signs are just beautiful Molly! And the wax really makes them sing!

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  4. Wonderful idea! I am so bad at updating my blog as I get so discouraged when no one comments and I sulk a bit (what a baby!)!. I'm getting onto this straight away!
    Your signs really rock -love them all. I actually saw all your work last month when I went to the sale at Chartreuse. You are one very talented artist. Next time I go I will defifnitely be buying something.
    Have a great week!

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  5. Love your signs-your distressing technique is just what I needed-thanks! Come siton my porch is adorable with the birdie-I'm following you! Claire

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  6. Love love love the signs! The patina looks FABULOUS!!! Great ideas, as always :)
    Going to visit some of your other creative followers right now! I love how you're helping to connect everyone :)
    -Emily
    Crisp Interiors

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  7. Love the signs and the patina is what I really love. Hopping over to a few other blogs now!

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  8. Not sure how you showed up on my FB page but I'm glad you did. Love your blog & I've been wanting to try my hand at signs. I'll sign up as your follower as soon as I visit someone. Thanks! Jan

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  9. Fun! I wanna join the party! Your signs are adorable .....But im eyeing that green and white dresser, I want it!! I'm a happy follower :). I'm off to visit some new blogs!
    Julie ~ paintedparlor.blogspot.com

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  10. I am a follower...Love your signs! Like your idea about "sharing the love"...I will definitely find one of your commenters that I dont know and visit them...Please sneak a peek at my blog (especially some of the older posts) Tiff at The Cranky Queen

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  11. what a cute idea! The signs are fab as usual and I love the possibility of connecting with ones we've not seen yet! Thanks for hosting!

    http://www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  12. Found you on Brag Monday on The Graphics Fairy blog. I really like what you do, and the waxing has me thinking of all kinds of projects! I do not have a blog, but I have a website with what I do on it as well as a FB page for my work (which is kinda bloggy) www.sewballet.com or fb SewBallet.com. Oh I forgot to mention I am a tutu maker.

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  13. Very nice to meet you I'm so glad that I stopped by. Love your signs. You have got the wheels turning now. I'm thinking of darkening the white furniture in my diningroom up a bit. My thought was to put some glaze on and rub it off but now I'm thinking that I could just use a darker wax. I already have them waxed but with clear french wax. A coat of darker Bri wax just might do the trick. Thanks for sharing your technique.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  14. Your blog is so interesting and pretty. Love the signs and your opening photo in this post. I am your newest follower!

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  15. Love your signs and I appreciate you showing how you use the wax - I had NO idea! I also love words ~ they make me happy :O)

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  16. Hello Molly,
    I like your style ! Please stop by and visit and or follow my blog too.
    I am a newish blogger,It is amazing fun and alot to see and learn.
    XOXOX,Anniehearts1.blogspot.com

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  17. I just arrived on your blog fron The Graphics fairy and I love it so much!!!...I like your signs and your little game...I've become your follower and I'll visit some of the blogs in this comment!

    Emanuela
    http://my-littleinspirations.blogspot.com

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  18. I love your signs and I'm a recent follower, glad I found you!
    Have a lovely day!
    Ido

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  19. I will have to try the Briwax. I have always used stain but I love the depth and distress you are getting with the wax. Thanks for the great tutorial.

    greeneacreshobbyfarm.blogspot.com

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  20. really gorgeous!
    take care,
    Rosa

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  21. I love your new signs!
    I like making crafts to.

    Dee
    Your new follower

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  22. Oh my...wax, patina, distressed, be still my heart. This kind of talk gets me everytime! Great visiting with you this morning, never got to say goodbye!

    Bye, Linda

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