Several weeks ago a neighbor gave me these drawers and . . .
. . . these door fronts.
A friend and I saw a sign that we liked, and I knew it would be easy to make with my Silhouette. I taught pre-k in a Christian Childcare Center for 19 years. The 10 Commandments are a little “deep” for kids to grasp. These words are pretty much the way I taught my kiddos, using the video Dr. Laura’s God’s Top Ten. My favorite is the way “You shall not bear false witness” is portrayed. After gossiping, one of the little critters is told to “blow dandelion seeds” into the air. Afterwards, she is asked to go get all the seeds and put them back on the stem. Of course she says she can’t, at which time she is told, that’s the way it is with words-after spoken, you can’t take them back.
This sign is the bottom of the drawers above (unpainted).
My friend Regina wanted the sign natural wood toned.
One of the bottoms wasn’t in very good shape so I painted it black and used white (contact paper) for the words.
This is my favorite style of Subway Signs. (White on Black)
The third drawer bottom was a little dirty and I couldn’t get it clean, so I spray painted it.
I used Silhouette Premium Vinyl (black). It is easier to work with than the contact paper, but I don’t have any white vinyl on hand.
Here you can see the contrast and how different each sign turned out. I used the same font on each sign. (chasm) I really like that the letters are all caps, but the lower case letters are smaller.
Do you have a favorite? I love my Silhouette! My friends know that all I have to do is talk about it and I want to get it out and start creating. I have a LOT of cabinet doors (above) that will make really awesome signs. Not really sure why I didn’t grab one of those for these signs ??? I think that the Subway Art look wouldn’t be pulled off very well with the routed edges of the cabinet doors. Thoughts?
The June promotion for the Silhouette is going to be awesome! I’m really, really excited about it! Look for it later this month. (June 21-29)
It is so hot around these parts that I’m not able to spend a lot of time in “the shop”. I am going to be spending a little time helping my sister Jo paint her foyer, living room, dining room and hallway. There may even be some board and batten involved! wooohooo! stay tuned!
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