Signwriting and stencil work
Over the past 10 years we have been carrying out regular work at this historic Heritage site. Jaysigns craftsmen have been chosen to carry out these works due to their superior brush control. Part of our job is to digitally set up all the original stencilled patterns, so we can re-instate artworks to their original glory. We also undertake all of the sign writing on the shop fascias, this is all hand done, gilded and then a drop shadow is painted on to finish the job. All the works are done at various stages and are ongoing, we are honoured to be involved in such a prestigious English Heritage site, as it truly uses our skills as Traditional Sign writers and Gilders.
Stencilling makes a pattern or image by applying paint to a surface over an intermediate object with designed spaces in it which produce the image or pattern by only letting the paint cover some parts of the surface. The stencil is both the resulting image or pattern and the intermediate object; the context in which stencil is used makes clear which meaning is intended. The stencil is usually made from a thin sheet of material, such as paper, plastic, wood or metal, with text or a design cut from it. Laying the stencil onto the area that you want to decorate, you then brush the paint onto the designed spaces. Once done you peel it off to reveal the artwork.