Emporio: A Meatball Joint – faux hand-painted ghost sign

logo design by hand-letter artist, Ryan Hamrick

logo designed by Wall-to-Wall design. adapted from hand-letter artist, Ryan Hamrick’s pen and ink drawing!

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MUCH MORE TO COME! stay posted…

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4 comments

  1. Looks great! Thinking about doing a faux ghost sign in my kitchen. How did you “weather” it? Any particular paint I should use?

    • This sign was distressed using a wire metal brush attached to a power drill to rip the paint out of the brick mortar. A hand sander was used to burn the paint off of the surface of the bricks. Oil paints will give you a more authentic look, but have long drying times and messy clean-up not to mention higher VOC than water-based paints. Interior water based latex or acrylic paints should be fine(type of paints used on this sign). A satin sheen is good allowing moderate cleaning while not being too glossy. Any brick or concrete sealer will finish the job if it is on brick or cement. The sheen of the paint will not matter if a sealer with a different sheen is applied over top. In this case just use flat paints for the best color/value coverage. Make sure the area is well ventilated if possible as the distressing will kick up a lot of dust.

      Thank you for taking an interest in my work and good luck with your project. Feel free to send photos afterwards. I would love to see the outcome!

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