We have been so flush with eggs here at Bean's Rock Farm that I was tempted to re-enact the egg scene from Cool Hand Luke. I needed to get a sign up to help draw attention to the fact that we have eggs for sale.

Here I show how I used a one-time stencil to mask the sign board for spray painting. The creation of the paper template will have to be another Instructable at a later date, but suffice it to say, it was a matter of taking a photograph of the sign board, adjusting the image DPI so the image was actual size then using various programs to create text to overlay the image, then printing out the overlay.

This method of stenciling allows for disconnected letter centers to stay where they need to be for a professional looking result. Ok, the OSB for sign board isn't professional looking, but the lettering is. ;)

Step 1:

Start with these materials:
  • a board cut to the shape you need and painted with a base color as desired
  • a full size paper printout of what you want on your sign
  • a can of spray adhesive
  • a utility knife
  • masking tape
  • a can of spray paint
Spray the back of the paper printout; save some spray by only spraying around the areas that will later be cut out. Let it dry for 1 minute; according to the directions on the can, this will allow the paper to be removed later without leaving adhesive residue.
<p>awesome job....we sell eggs too and I may steal your idea......very nice</p>
What a great idea! My sister-in-law makes custom <a href="http://www.newstylesigns.com" rel="nofollow">signs in Toronto</a> as well. I'm not sure of the materials that she uses, but I'm sure particle board is a part of her expertise.
Cool. Thanks for the post! I really enjoyed the information! I am looking more into finding site like the <a href="http://www.universalsign.com" rel="nofollow">signs in salt lake city</a>, but I really enjoyed this read! Keep up the great work!
Nice job! It's amazing how fast they pile up in the spring, isn't it? I miss my chickies! Yours are beautiful.
Nice Sign! Just a tip, you might want to correct &quot;Cool Hank Luke.&quot;
thanks for the proof reading!

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