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Mixed Media Kitchen Wall Decor

Kiss the Cook Sign

Mixed Media Kiss the Cook Wall Sign

 

If you have been to our Etsy TheWoodGrainGallery Gift Shop lately, you may have noticed that we are continuing to expand our product lines.  We currently have 15 different categories but the category I want to talk about today is called Outside-the-Box Artwork.  We continue to add, unique, outside-the-box products to offer our customers more variety as we expand our woodworking shop capabilities. 

Today, we will be discussing the “sold, one-of-a-kind” mixed media Kiss the Cook Kitchen Wall Sign. This was purchased as a whimsical wedding gift for the kitchen as it fit right into the new couple’s kitchen decor.  

There are many moving parts to this piece.  The sign itself is made from an old reclaimed cutting board.  The fork and spoon were carved on our CNC machine and glued to the top of the cutting board after it was stained. The artist in our family business then hand painted the words, “Spice it Up….Kiss the Cook”.  Next, she went to her “go-to-box” of items that she has collected over the years from estate sales and garage sales and found the perfect salt and pepper shakers.  She then hand painted the letters “S” and “P” for the appropriate shakers and added some spilled salt on the board.  The piece was finished with a semi-gloss finish and a saw-tooth hanger was placed on the back for convenient hanging. 

Although this particular piece has been sold, this artist welcomes your “ideas or visions” and would love the opportunity to create something very unique for you.  Browse around in the Outside the Box Artwork category for items that still are for sale OR you can fill out the contact form below and start a conversation.  Once the initial communication has been initiated, the two of you will work closely together and design that unique, one-of-a-kind piece for your home or business.  Thank you for taking the time to read our blog and we look forward to hearing from you. 

Business Sign

Custom Outdoor Business Sign

Custom Outdoor Business Sign for Driftless Winds

 

This project started out with our client submitting a piece of paper with his company logo that he wanted as the centerpiece of his custom outdoor business sign; Driftless Winds along with the Est. Date.   This project required the talent of our entire family to take this pencil-to-paper idea into the finished sign that you see above.

Our son’s speciality is taking a 2.5D vector and creating the 3D component that we can use to create the center of this sign. Once that job was completed, with the help of our daugher and my husband, I merged the components together to create a carvable design on our CNC Machine.

Once that step was completed, my husband did all of the final cleanup and finishing of the piece so that our daughter could hand paint his logo design matching the colors of his business sign.

This was a very exciting piece for our company as we utilized every family member’s talents to create this stunning sign.  Our customer was very pleased.

This is a great example of our ability to take a customer’s vision and turn it into a functional work of art business sign.

We would love the opportunity to work for you.  Just fill out the contact form below and we can start a conversation about your upcoming project.

The Witcher Wood Carving

Gothic Witch Wood Carving

Gothic Witch Wood Carving

 

As you look at this witch creating her spell deep in the black forest with her trusty cat, you get pulled into the magic.  The detail and spooky feeling you get when you engage with this wood carving is amazing.  We get so many requests for this wood carving all year round.  It is unique and we get orders to compliment our customer’s Gothic Home Decor, retail stores who offer Halloween and/or witchcraft art and this wood carving makes the best OOAK gift for that special someone in your life.

This particular wood carving is carved out of solid ash wood and stained with early American stain for a more subtle wall hanging.  However, the majority of our sales have been stained with ebony stain and then distressed for that “dark, scary” presentation.  This is an exciting piece in that the “frame” is carved like sticks from the woods and tied together with string giving this wood carving a very genuine, all encompassing story about witches, their witchcraft and the place they like to cast their spells.

We enjoy creating wood carvings across all venues.  Perhaps, as you are reading about this piece, it will inspire you to inquire about a wood carving for your particular needs; gift or possibly you are an event planner.  The possibilities are endless!   If you have any questions about our professional designing services for your business or you want more information about this wood carving or others, please to not hesitate to contact us.  We also develop new lines for retail outlets on a wholesale basis with the option of exclusivity for those designs.  We look forward to working for you.

 

 

 

Scary Halloween Decorations

Scary Halloween Decorations Wood Carving

Scary Halloween Wood Carved Collage Wall Decor

 

With Halloween just around the corner, those party planners are getting their Scary Halloween Decorations out.  Are you looking for a new piece to add to your collection?  This Halloween Collage wood carving is “screaming” scary with it’s family of friends staring the Grim Reaper surrounded by a spooky pumpkin, flying bat, perched owl, a witch with the best nose, human skull featured in the middle of a cemetery; WAIT FOR IT…. RIP!  We carved this piece from solid maple wood, stained it with walnut and sealed it with a gloss finish.  It’s not too late to order one in time for your Halloween Party.  It usually takes 3-5 business days to complete plus shipping time.  We offer different sizes, wood/stain combinations to fit your budget and theme.

This wood carving is really a masterpiece in terms of Gothic Decor or your yearly Halloween party!  It will be the talk of the party or the talk of your guests as they see it for the first time hanging on your wall!

Art is our passion; wood carving is our business and creating holiday specific wood carvings are one of our specialties.  We love custom orders.   We would love to hear from you.  Just complete the contact form for additional information or you can buy this wood carving at our TheWoodGrainGallery Etsy Shop today.