I cut the wood and put all of my signs together. I haven't had this happen yet. (2), February My trick to peeling off the transfer tape is to pull it back at a 180 degree angle like image shown, using my right hand to push down any vinyl that may lift up. (4), May For this project I’m using some leftover Oracal 651 but I do prefer to use Oramask 851 stencil vinyl. It was a little difficult to see the vinyl but if I moved the board around a bit, the vinyl would catch the light and I could see a bit of a shine. Does that help? I wanted that slight roughness because that’s the main problem I have with stenciling. For this project, I’m stenciling the back of an old wooden cutting board I found at a thrift store a few months ago for super cheap. Cut your vinyl stencil using your Silhouette Cameo or Cricut. Paint on wood just looks a lot more natural than plastic. Allow paint to dry for at least 1 hour before removing the tape and vinyl stencil. This is very simple and saved me so much wasted vinyl/product! (4), May Once I removed all my vinyl, I did go back in with a brush and touch it up a bit. 3. Once I’m finished painting I peel the vinyl off to reveal the finished project. I've subscribed to get the free downloadable pictures. It has a great patina and I think it will make a really cute little sign. Subscribe and get home decor tips, DIY tutorials, and access to the library of FREE printables for the home! Use the vinyl weeding tool to remove the floating parts of the letters. It was easily fixed but could have been avoided. • OraCal 651 - Save 20% with the code STENCIL20. I plan to hang this sign in my husband’s “man cave” since he loves the movie so much. Posted on January 31, 2018  Updated: November 20, 2020 Categories DIY & Crafts, DIY Wood Signs. So, if you tried to transfer it to the sign that piece wouldn't be attached to anything and wouldn't transfer. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. I used my Lil’ Chizler to apply the paper application tape to my design and then to apply the design to the board. Why do you transfer the stencil on to transfer tape and then on to the sign? Note, if paint seeped under any part of your stencil, just touch it up with a small paint brush and the white paint you used for the sign backing. If you would like to try using 651 with wood we'll show you how below. I made the font a little thicker than the standard size by clicking and editing the points. I briefly showed how to do this with my DIY wood sign with Calligraphy Quote. Zoom in to make sure you have clean cut lines of the design. Both can completely ruin a sign that you have worked hard on. Using transfer tape, transfer your design to the wood slice. Sticky vinyl: Be sure to use permanent vinyl when adding to wood instead of the removable version. Apply vinyl stencil to wood sign backing. (8), March Need a little more help? (1), July I assume that you’re using a plastic or vinyl type of stencil because you mentioned you can’t get it to stay in place. For details on wood sign backing types and how to paint them, see how to paint DIY wood signs.*. your own Pins on Pinterest Please try again. Then, pull the transfer tape over the vinyl stencil and press the end of it down on the work surface as shown. What type of vinyl and paint are you using? Using transfer tape, apply the white vinyl stencil to the unfinished wood plaque making sure it is straight and centered, then go over it firmly with the Cricut Scraper tool. (1), August A third option would be to create your own stencil out of removeable vinyl. Use a squeegee and rub against the vinyl stencil a few times to make sure your decal is attached to the wood sign backing. Once we factor in our time to cut, weed, and paint, this is still a very profitable project if you’re selling it. For this project I’m using some leftover Oracal 651 but I do prefer to use Oramask 851 stencil vinyl. After the vinyl stencil designs have been weeded we’ll apply them to our board and start our paint test. The numbers represent the a dear friends anniversary. Just like you would stencil with paint you want to make sure your coverage is very thin and build it up from there. Woo, I know that was a long post! You can either eye it or use a ruler. Remember, you’ll be weeding this in reverse, meaning, you’ll be weeding out what you want to be painted. It’s ok if you have some uneven bubbles, but it’s best if you get get them out. Next, we need to create a square cut line around our design, this will be helpful later when we apply the vinyl stencil to our sign. If any part of the vinyl starts to come up off the wood sign with the transfer tape, firmly run over that part of the vinyl with a squeegee and peel back the transfer tape again. I chose to use the paper tape because of its lower tack. 6 Sep. Here are some directions from Silhouette if you need them for loading/cutting vinyl with the machine. Place your vinyl on your cutting mat and load it into your machine. Turn on your EasyPress and set it to the proper wood setting for iron on vinyl (download a heat settings chart here)—300° and 40 seconds. Acrylic paint will have more of a handmade, hand painted feeling. If using a ruler, measure from the edge of the vinyl stencil box to the edge of the sign on all sides to make sure it’s centered.