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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hand-Painted Business Card

Never did I dream that my blog dreamingincolor would merge with my design business and Etsy shop Micucci Designs when I started to blog. I still keep the two names but they seemed to become bonded together all by itself!

As I started to redo my craft room I knew I wanted to put Micucci Designs in my space. To brand my room if you will. Make it more a part of my personality. Remember my quote in my profile "a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll!" That just means that I like a lot of different things that are opposite of each other. So my craft room will express that.

I decided to use a piece of cabinet door that I bought last year at a yard sale. I knew I would use it for my sign because it had the appeal I was going for.

This is what it looked like when I started....

It had scratches and a crack across the middle. I left it! It added to its character!

I pencil sketched my name and logo that is on my business card and taped off my background for the bold stripes just like my card. I used Frog Tape that I got at Haven. If you haven't used it pay the extra money! It is well worth it to have clean lines!

Then I began to paint filling in my letters and monogram in black and painting my stripes in blue.

Apparently I am not very good with tools! As I was screwing the hanger in the back the screwdriver slipped and stabbed my thumb leaving blood dripping on the back (see smear) yuk! I know TMI!

I use heavy wire because this was a solid heavy piece of wood, as a hanger.

Then I paint the outside and inside borders black to make it pop.

Distressed it some more and it is ready to hang in my room or store!

Do you have a sign in your room? Would you think of doing it now? Can't wait to show you the whole room!


Lesley said...

Nice thumb. lol

I do not have a sign in my studio.

Looking forward to the reveal!

reFresh reStyle said...

You are so good!! You artist lady!! Love it.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Looks GREAT, Deneen! Very professional. :)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I don't have a sign in my creative space ~ but I do have a banner that says dream!
Prim Blessings

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Love your new sign! I just painted a sign for our daughter today. I sometimes forget how much I enjoy losing myself in a fun project.

Waseem said...

like the idea of hand painted..Is it applicable to Metal business cards?

Plastic cards said...

Captivating design, but i think you should add video tutorial because when their is process involved video makes it more easy to understand....