Hey guys, two questions about making my own decks. The Shelter Bruins deck really got me thinking about making my own wall hangers. Some will just be things I like, slapped on a deck, clear coated, and hung. The first being a Boston Bruins deck of my own. I figure tape and spray the background, slap some Bruins stickers on it, then clear coat. My problem is, I don't know what would be the best kind of clear. I figure with the paint, I can sand with 200, tape, paint, tape, paint. Then put the stickers on. But what about the clear? Should I just use clear coat spray paint? Wood clear? Some kind of lacquer? I am really not sure which way to go.
Also I am thinking about....THINKING....about making my own classic graphic decks. I know this might be a no-no, but I wouldn't put the artists logo/signature on them...and I would NOT SELL THEM. This would just be for me to hang. I don't want to spend a million dollars on all the decks I want. So if I could closely make my own, I would be happy with that. I am not a good artist, I look like Michael J Fox with a paint brush. So I figure maybe I could create my own stencils, sort of like making my own silk screen....but with a stencil and paint. Make the ones for each color, and paint, then move on to the next. But I don't know if that is even possible. I would start with FP. I would think that would be easiest. Again, I know this may be frowned on, but understand I don't intend on selling them or trying to purposely rip the artist/company/rider off. I just want to hang them for my own viewing.