Here are examples of a few of our metal signs and wood signs with metal elements:
This Mountain Mojo sign is made with mild steel and is developing its natural coating of rust. The internal piece is stainless steel to retain its brightness. The effects of natural lighting are interesting, sometimes appearing to glow!
Right above the sandblasted "Park Closes at 9" sign, we painted a mountain scene (can you find it?) on steel. For the blue mountain ranges and trees in these Buncombe County Sports Park entrance signs, a special water-based primer was used first, so that we could work in one our favorite color mediums; acrylic latex paint.
The dark graphics on this Hey-Hey Cupcake sign are metal, applied with standoffs to a routed cedar sign. The shadows created by the afternoon sun on this particular afternoon stopped us in our tracks. There's nothing quite like dimensional signage; it changes its character as the light moves over the elements.
Here, the maroon sun, black mountains, and tiny trees with cabin, are all metal. The painted topcoat will assure that the colors remain. These trees and cabin were made with a hand-held oxy-acetelyne torch. The cross-members within the window were made with nails. You get resourceful when you have to. Now that we have a CNC machine, such crude methods can be avoided.
And here's our new CNC Plamsa-
cut Dragon (left), breathing fire! We were working on pure inspiration when we made the plasma-cut dragon (right) for Dotson Road. The sandblasted sign above the dragon is also courtesy of Lamb Sign Company.