New stencil projects with new registration marks

Beach signs with the Getaway Collection -Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
Make your own beach signs

I’ve been holding out on you. Or rather… been too busy to write about it!

It may have looked like I haven’t done many projects lately, but I guarantee you, it’s been quite the opposite.

I’ve been RE doing a few of late! And all for a good reason.

Beach signs with the Getaway Collection -Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
I’ve told you of my previous firetruck lettering sign life from the past 20 years before. And there’s one quirky thing that’s followed me, even since leaving that particular business.

I can see crooked a mile away.

I kid you not. If you were to stand on the other side of your yard, and hold a yard stick sideways, I could pretty much nail if you were holding it straight or not without a level handy.

There are perks to this little hidden talent of course. You can be sure my pictures are straight on my walls.

And then there’s the downside. I drive myself into a FRENZY until all the pictures are straight on the walls.

Ever wonder why I don’t hang pictures? πŸ™‚

Lunch with an old window / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
Lunch with an old window

Ohhhh yes. That window is straighter than straight. Just the rest of the house, not so much! Therefore my picture shows wonky.

Drives me a little insane.


fall cabin resort mantel-1710
For those that have purchased my line of stencils before, you are familiar with the engraved lines along the bottoms of the main letters, and marking the middle sections.

Those lines meant the world to me… they made straightening those stencils a breeze!

But there was a small glitch. I’m not a very neat painter. So quite often those lines got painted over.

So after much discussion, it was decided to use ‘cut’ registrations on the stencils, so they could never be painted over again!

Messy painters unite!

Just don’t be stencilling those in now… πŸ™‚

Lunch / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
Here’s what I mean…

See those tiny rectangle lines that mark the middle of the stencil?

They do two things.

#1. They help you of course centre your stencil on your surface.

#2. But they also offer you a straight line of sorts, when it’s hard to find one amid lots of curved or scripted text.

Tip: Lay a yard stick on the horizontal rectangle lines, then draw a line with a washable fine tipped felt pen. This will give you a very nice long length of straightening reference, which is easier than two tiny marks.

Farmers' Market and Market Extensions / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
Here’s a slightly different variation.

Because these stencils are basic lines of text vs. logo style, there are TWO rectangle registrations on each side of Farmers’ Market.

#1. One is to show you where the centres are.

#2. The other is to show you where your main line of text should sit. 

Because every line of text must be straight.

Or I get itchy. πŸ™‚

Make beach & lake signs with the Getaway Collection : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
And because I haven’t done circles yet, here’s circles!

My poor stencil girl Jo must think I’m absolutely… I don’t even know. 

This is called The Getaway Collection. The words on the left are designed to mix and match with the words on the right, so instead of what you see here, you can easily triple your options.

Circles = words on the left
Triangles = words on the right
Rectangles = centres and main lines

Does your head hurt yet?

I really need to do some quick video tutorials. As soon as I order a mic, I will do that. Otherwise it sounds like I’m talking into a tin can.

BAKERY shiplap sign : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
Shiplap styled bakery sign

So these projects I’m showing you today may look very familiar. But trust me… they are brand new!

Because a few font changes transpired as well.

Bet you barely noticed!

Soooo many things to over see. But we are looking ahead at higher production, and these changes will help make the transition easier in the long run.

So, here are the new projects, if you’d like to take a peek at all the new, pretty pictures! With even more on the way.

Shiplap Bakery Sign

Lunch with an Old Window

Make your own beach, lake and bed & breakfast signs

But… some re dos will have to wait.

APPLE FARM & You Cut Tree : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
Because I just cannot bring myself to make a You Cut Tree Farm sign during spring! πŸ™‚

Funky Junk Interiors Old Sign Stencils Store.02 PM
You can find all the new setups in the store HERE.

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7 thoughts on “New stencil projects with new registration marks

  1. Well, Donna, you have been busy. I certainly understand how we may not see the little touches and quirks with perfect alignment, but with your past work experience, it really jumps out at you. I hope what I said makes sense. The little touches you’ve made on your stencils will really make using the stencil easy and perfect. And any time you want to do an instructional video and sounding like a tin can, I’ll still listen. Thanks!

  2. Love the signs… I wish I could hang something straight… I am exactly the opposite, no matter how hard I try nothing is straight so I’ve resigned myself to be a little wonky.
    I’m going to make some beach signs for this side of the country! LINY is all beaches and they will sell well in my shop.

    • Hi Nancy! We don’t offer custom designs, sorry about that! You may wish to do a search online under ‘custom stencils’ or get in touch with someone with a Silhouette machine.

      Hope you can find someone to help!

      If you have any suggestions on new designs, feel free to email me anytime… I have a list of new ideas. πŸ™‚

      [email protected]

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