Hello! I am so happy to be here this month!! I have taken some time away since and am glad to be back!! I have not been paper crafting in a while - instead I have been painting wood signs, and using my heat press.
Today I want to show you how I made a sign for a very sweet couple. My friend built the sign and painted it black. She distressed the paint and asked me to do the lettering.
I opened up my Silhouette program and put a 12 x 24 mat on my screen. I use the grid to help center my designs. When making a large sign, I create a rectangle that represents the sign. I found a pretty font and typed out my message - his one is a line from a Kenny Chesney song. I start out smaller and enlarge the words.
I use small dots to help line up my sign pieces since I can only cut 12 x 24 strips of Oramask 813 stencil film as it comes on a 24" roll. The center red dots are the center of the sign. The other dots help me line it all up.
I cut out the design in sections and piece them together on the wood sign.
I almost forgot to take a picture of this part!!! You can see the stencil on parts of the wood. I used three thin coats of white acrylic paint. I peeled off the stencil when the paint was almost dry.
In this picture you can see the outlet on the wall - it shows just how big it is 28" xx 52"!
Here it is in the back of my Honda Pilot on its way to my friend.
This was a gift to his wife - the line is from their wedding song. I was honored to be part of this special gift!!!
Thank you Sheila for having me on your blog today!!!