Sign is going on an old platform scale barn discovered on property and restored (used for weighing livestock/produce)....google research shows the history of Gen. Jones, civil war general who established his scale works back in 1866...
Thought the barn was worthy of some signage (my first attempt), and wanted to age the background to go with the barn siding/vintage look, etc. (btw, that font is a PITA to route with all the serifs).
The stain test piece was done by using black tea followed by vinegar/rusty nail mix aged for one day. You can see the results beside a scrap piece of barn wood in the second pic. Pretty pleased with the result.
Still want to test it over a spray ink on cedar scrap and poly or spar varnish over it...will post the final result, but I expect it will be fine.
Critique on the sign is welcome, still learning!
Last edited by rpludwig; 06-29-2015 at 10:37 AM.