Vivian’s Dimensional Sign

Apr 25, 2019 | Gold Leaf Hand Carved Hand Painted Signs | 0 comments

vivians closeupThere was a time in Fort Collins when high-end European lamps and lampshades were hard to come by, as well as home decor. Internet shopping hadn’t yet presented shopping alternatives. This left most customers to shop for home decor and interior design accessories either through catalogs or at a few, “big box” department stores. That is, until 2001, when Vivian opened her doors to grateful shoppers in downtown Fort Collins. From the simple to the exotic, Vivian’s Lamp and Shade Shop became the go-to, high-end, lamp, lampshade and home-decor alternative. And, Vivian’s needed a dimensional sign.

How we made Vivian’s dimensional sign

vivians dimensional signWe crafted Vivian’s hand-carved, gold-leafed dimensional sign to complement the store’s high-end appeal. First, we fashioned the letters and borders in high-density urethane, also known as HDU. Next, we formed the background panel from MDO plywood. Then, we finished that with a hand-painted, purple faux texture. The texture was reminiscent of traditional Italian faux finishes. By setting the gold leaf against the deep, purple texture, we produced a sign that captured Vivian’s elegant cachet.

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