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This collage sign is one of a kind handmade on reclaimed barn wood with only vintage objects, hand printed letters, vintage papers such as dictionary paper and sheet music, 1 purple marble button, a vintage 1 cent stamp and has a funky wire for easy hanging.
The wood used was from a barn in Adair County, OK that was built in the early 1900's.

12 x 4 3/4 inches

As seen in the spring 2011 issue of Green Craft Magazine.

The special thing about my found object collages is the story behind them. Each sign is handmade starting with a piece of oak from a barn that my own father tore down. All of the pieces that I currently have up came from a barn that was built before statehood in the 1900's in Adair County Oklahoma. The next step is finding old sheet music, newspapers and other special papers to lay down as a background. The words and sayings are hand printed using a vintage letter press set and written out on, you guessed it, vintage paper. After all the 2-D work is done I dig through all my old odds and ends; buttons, trinkets, stamps, photos, marbles, toys, jewelry, etc to find the perfect piece of a memory to make the sign complete. All of the papers and objects that I have come from auctions, estate sales, garage sales, and even from people I personally know and love.

These pieces have a heart connection that is worth sharing, I hope you enjoy decorating with one or giving one as a gift as much as I enjoy making them. If you ever would like one to be even more personal to you with a special saying or special objects used don't hesitate to contact me, I would be happy to make you a wonderful personalized collage.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Vintage Found Object Collage Sign

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