Yay! It’s 2012! I hope you had a very safe and fun celebration.
Are you ready for more vinyl stenciling? I showed you last week how I used the “positive” portion of a contact paper stencil to make a sign. Today, I’m going to show you how to use the negative portion of a contact paper stencil to make a sign.
I cut the contact paper out with my Silhouette, and placed it on my board.
I apply a quick coat of black paint so that I don’t get any bleed.
Because I want my sign to look a little aged, I only apply one coat of yellow (Haystack by Martha) paint.
While the paint is still damp I remove the stencil.
I weed out all of the oodles and boodles.
Voila! My sign is complete—huh what? It isn’t centered! oh my!
Clearly there is more room on the left side than there is on the right. That’s what I get for doing it “live” on video!
You can see that I have the positive piece of the stencil that I will use to make another sign. The white God’s Top 10 sign on the left was blogged about in my post “Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign”
No problem! Nothing that a quick trip to the table saw can’t fix!
I LOVE it! This really might be one of my very favorite designs! I love the mixture of fonts.
If the pictures don’t tell you enough of the story, here are two videos with a play by play of the entire process:
I hope that those of you who recently got a Silhouette are able to jump in and start using it. I will be doing tutorials of the actual cutting of the vinyl soon.
I did a screen capture video on grouping and ungrouping images in Silhouette Studio.