Today I’m going to share some recent signs I’ve made. As I prepare for Glendale Crossing Days, I need to make things that will sell. Not to mention I’ve been trying to not overwork my shoulder. Sometimes I cut vinyl out and just hold onto it until I have the perfect piece of wood. This vinyl is one of those. As you can see, it’s black. When I asked jamie what color board I should put it on, she immediately said white. It wasn’t even one of my choices. I love how it turned out, and I put it in the booth, and it sold right away.
Many of these boards were leftovers from my DIY barn doors. This is white vinyl.
I got in a hurry and painted this board red before I sanded it. After I painted it, I applied some white, and then painted black over it.
After removing the white, it allows the red to show through.
This “welcome” is another one of those pieces I cut out to prevent waste.
This is a stenciled sign that I painted black, then used the negative part of the vinyl, and painted the letters yellow.
I like this design. I use the positive letters, and save the negative vinyl for stenciling. Two signs out of one piece of vinyl!
This is one of my best selling signs. I cut the stencil and taped it “hinge” style, then I slowly peeled off the negative part as one full sheet.
You can see the oodles and boodles over there on the backing paper. I used contact paper for this project.
I lowered the stencil onto the board and placed all the oodles and boodles where they belong.
The best way to keep any stenciling from bleeding is to paint a light coat of the base color first.
You can see that the yellow sort of “seals” the stencil.
After the yellow dried, I used a Martha Stewart pouncer to paint the black. After the black dried slightly, I “unpeeled” it the same way that I laid it down. It actually all came off in one piece.
I didn’t take a picture of that actual sign, but I had one that I had taken of another sign.
If you know me very well, you know that once I get started using my CAMEO, I can’t stop. Even if I start talking about using it, I WANT to use it…uh oh—I might be addicted! In fact my CAMEO is currently on the coffee table right in front of me because I cut a bunch of signs today for my ETSY orders.
If you don’t have a CAMEO yet this is a great time to order one. Silhouette is having a great promotion right now.
Head over to Silhouette America to get this great deal. Be sure to use the code REPURPOSED, it helps support MRL.
If you already have a CAMEO, now is a great time to stock up on vinyl. Be sure to use the code REPURPOSED.
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