The Toad Stool Elixer sign basic vectors were done in Photoshop but we were not done yet. I still needed to add the mushroom shape, the letter outlines and also design the bracket for the sign. I like the bracket to be a part of the sign from the start rather than just a last minute add on.
I imported the sign vectors into EnRoute and then sized it appropriately. Then I could get to work on the bracket. With all of the overlapping lines it looks a little jumbled at this point but the bracket design would be like this. I wanted the sign support to be fashioned out of 1″ pipe and bend around the sign. This would be intercepted by a piece of 4″ heavy pipe which would ‘cut’ into the sign face. I’d weld a steel ball at the end to cap the pipe. We’d then use the MultiCam CNC plasma cutter to whip up the decorative steel. All this would be welded to a piece of 1/4″ plate to fasten to the wall.
The plate on the wall was a simple combination of shapes which were then combined.
I used the jigsaw tool to trim the pipes and then fined the drawing making it ready to begin building the reliefs. That will begin with the next post.