Log Signs Designed in Inkscape


Since we live in a log home, my husband and I thought it would be fitting to have a log sign at the entrance to our driveway. So, a couple of years ago he used some leftover logs to build one. I have really enjoyed it and it’s gotten a lot of compliments. In fact, one of the neighbors asked my hubby to build one for them… which he did. After that, he was asked to build one for our new little community center in our small town.

The large logs he used were leftover pieces from porch posts. The smaller posts holding the signs are from our original little cabin that was on our property and that we used as a summer home while our kids were growing up. Since we have such fond memories of the little cabin, it gives me joy to know that some of it lives on in our signs.

I can’t take a lot of credit for the signs because my husband did all the hard work. But I did use Inkscape to design them, and my Silhouette Cameo was used to cut templates for the graphics and text.  I cut the templates from 8.5 x 11 card stock which I then taped together. Hubby was able to lay these templates on the logs, trace the letters and designs, and then hand paint them.

For more information and photos for this project look here.

Happy drawing.
Laurianne

 

2 Replies to “Log Signs Designed in Inkscape”

    1. Hey Sue… Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I’m glad you enjoyed seeng our signs. It’s fun when Hubby and I can team up on a project! I’m sure you’d love to design one for your folks!

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