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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fresh Squeezed!

I made a stenciled wood sign for my dad here.
 I used vinyl, removed the positive spaces and stuck on the negative to paint the stencil...
The thing is, vinyl is pricey to just be wadding all of it up and tossing it!
 El-cheapo contact paper...drawer liner...
This has been sitting around for years...I knew I could make it work!
It is thin.  Thinner than vinyl.  So here are my silhouette settings:
Speed: 3
Thickness: 1
Worked great!  Removed the positive spaces, 
used some old "already used" transfer paper, 
and transferred it to my wood victim.
It painted up perfectly!  I removed the contact paper 
while it was still tacky with a hook to get out the detailed areas.
 A little staining and sanding!
 Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

play-at-home mom!! said...

I love all your stuff and i am so inspired.. I am trying to make a sign but i dont know where to get the wood from..

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