Sunday, June 2, 2013

A talking memory filled reclaimed wood sign - Unskinny Boppy

Memory making wax dipped reclaimed wood sign art - Unskinny Boppy, featured on I Love That Junk

These beautiful reclaimed wood signs share a secret or three. They are preserved from a special source and the wax dipping technique used is totally intriguing! But the fact that they 'talk' does it for me.


Beth's Granny had a favorite expression. She'd often use the phrase, "Glory Be!" when excited about something. So when Granny's house was recently renovated, Beth had a brainstorm on how to utilize the salvaged wood.

Memory making wax dipped reclaimed wood sign art - Unskinny Boppy, featured on I Love That Junk

Random pieces of the house's siding were glued and mounted together, to create a platform for a sign. It's beautiful just like that, but it gets even better!

Memory making wax dipped reclaimed wood sign art - Unskinny Boppy, featured on I Love That Junk

A wax dipped technique was used for the printed lettering, which created a cool dimension along the torn edge of the paper. Layered with some burlap, the sign became a work of art, geared to be a cherished memory maker.

What I love about this:

Aside from the fact that the sign is BEAUTIFUL, the voice behind this one wins for me.  I can nearly hear Granny's exuberant  "Glory Be!" without having met her. It's much like a song... if you put the words up, you will hear the melody. Sweet idea, Beth!

The tutorial is a good one, loaded with a ton of tips and shows the waxing technique used:



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2 comments :

  1. Donna, thank you SO much for featuring my signs on your awesome blog! I appreciate it so much. As my Granny would say... Glory Be! :)

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  2. what a beautiful tribute to your grandmother Beth and so unique, I have never heard of the wax dip technique! very cool

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