Hex Signs: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Learning the Craft
The traditional Pennsylvania Dutch folk practice of painting colorful, round geometric designs directly on barns was adapted to a detached disk format in the mid-twentieth century. Ivan E. Hoyt is one of the most celebrated artisans of hex sign painting, and in this detailed how-to book he shares his knowledge, providing information on tools, step-by-step instructions and photographs, design ideas, and painting tips. Projects include rosette, star, tulip, maple, and oak designs.
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acorn Approximate cost $15 artists bank barn Basic Design Elements bird blank blue bottom Brush oil center hole Chust clean your brushes coats craft knife create dark decorative Design Elements chapter diameter disk distelfink double rosette draw a straight Dutch folklore edge erase eternal chain fc fc fc fill finished foam brush fold folk-art Fraktur half circle hardboard heart hex sign painting inside ring Johnny Ott large circle layout leaf leaves Lenhartsville lettering quills lightly linseed oil lobes Mighty Oak motif oil-based paints painting hex signs panel paper pattern pencil line pencil mark pencil point Pennsylvania Dutch farmer petals place the steel pollywog polyurethane protractor render repeat the procedure ruler saber saw sawhorses scalloped border script brush side sign painter single rosette small circle smooth ring border solvent space stamens steel point straight line strokes surface symbolize technique thinner Trilogy Tulip vertical line water drop