A couple of weeks ago I decided to create or try and create a subway sign about my hometown. I have read so many different methods about how to do this. I decided to use my cricut and the reverse stencil method.
First, I purchased a scrap piece of lumber at the Habitat Restore. (I love to get recycled lumber there) Then I went to Target and purchased some clear contact paper. I then primed the board with Kilz and painted the front side only with buttermilk Delta Ceramcoat paint, 2 coats. While this was drying I figured out what words I wanted to use and what fonts and sizes. I then cut them out with the cricut on cheap paper and layed them out on my board. I did note the font and size of each word on a scrap piece of paper so I would know how to cut them out on the contact paper. After tweeking a bit and getting the layout just right, I cut them out on the contact paper.
This step was the most labor intensive.......I peeled the backs off each letter and then stuck them to the board making sure the spacing was correct and straight. I triple checked to make sure all the letters were all stuck down tight as I wanted no paint to bleed under the letters. I them painted over the whole board with blue velvet craft paint, 3 coats. I let that dry for 24 hours and then carefully pulled off each contact paper letter. I touched up a few but I love the end result!!!!!
Not so bad for the first try!!!!! I put this up for sale in my booth at "Not so Shabby"
Now I need to do one for me!!!!!!!!
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