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Chipped Instructions

Jackie Stevenson stands outside her business, Chipped Inscriptions in Forest City.

MARGARET KRETZMANN THE SUMMIT

FOREST CITY | A new business to Forest City, “Chipped Inscriptions,” will provide new fun for the community.

The store located on Main Street, in Forest City, offers handmade signs and shirts as well as decor for homes and buildings. “Do it yourself” parties may be hosted at the store, using stencils to ensure perfectly painted designs on wooden boards. While Chipped Inscriptions allows private parties, public parties will also be hosted.

Currently, Chipped Inscriptions is open to the public.

Although the space offers fun for teens and adults, store owner Jackie Stevenson is in the process of designing a space within the store for children to play. The area will feature items for sale, but the focus of the room is for parents. Specifically, those looking for fun without the cost of a babysitter are welcome to bring children to the play area, in the store, while creating their designs.

Stevenson originally received her idea for painting signs, while looking though Pinterest. After free-handing designs on signs, she discussed the idea of traceable paper printouts with her husband, in order to create a crisp design. “My husband works in a body shop, and he said there was a machine that makes stencils,” Stevenson said, “so I learned how to use it.”

Stevenson has been utilizing her home as a workspace for the business for over a year. After numerous private parties, she received questions regarding her product and public parties, “This store has been my goal, so I guess my new goal is for Chipped Inscriptions to be successful,” Stevenson said.

In addition to signs and decor, Chipped Inscriptions takes custom orders. “I work best with email-based messages through Facebook or walk-in for the custom designs,” Stevenson said, “Typically people email me the pictures from Pinterest and I can usually replicate it or get the design nearly exact.”

Chipped Inscriptions is open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with additional hours from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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