- Adhesive Vinyl – Happy Crafters
- Transfer Paper
- Scrap Wood Plank
- Acrylic Craft Paint
Tools: Silhouette Cameo, scissors, gift card/credit card (for burnishing/rubbing), foam paint brush
Paint scrap wood plank. Mine is is a 1×3 about 46 inches in length. Let dry.
Load the vinyl into the Silhouette Cameo vinyl side up and ‘send to cut’. Be sure to adjust the settings for vinyl.
There are two ways to use vinyl as a stencil. If painting the letters, weed away the letters to create a stencil. I wanted to paint my sign (not the lettering), so I removed all of the negative part of the design, leaving the vinyl letters (like stickers).
Apply transfer paper, sticky side down directly to the vinyl decal. Transfer paper ensures that everything is lined up properly when ‘transferring’. You could apply the vinyl in the same way you’d apply stickers, but keeping a straight line is a challenge!
Rub the transfer paper with a credit card or gift card to ‘transfer’ the vinyl to the transfer paper. Remove the wax paper backing.
Place vinyl (sticky side down) onto the wood plank.
Rub with a gift card.
Remove transfer paper (it may be a little tricky…I peel it away slowing, almost creating a crease in the transfer paper to get the vinyl decal to stick to the painted wood.
Make sure all letters are nice and stuck.
Before paint dries, carefully remove vinyl lettering.
Optional: sand and/or glaze for an antiqued, distressed look. Seal. Hang using picture hanging hardware or Command velcro strips.
*This post is sponsored by Happy Crafters. Tutorial, experience and opinion is my own. I really love working with this vinyl. Check out all the supplies at Happy Crafters for inspiration for your next project.