One of my favourite things to create since my addiction to cutting vinyl began is a custom sign. I am not quite sure why this festive season sign turned out to be black, maybe a reflection of my uncertainty about 2020 and heading into 2021, or maybe it’s the gorgeous black Christmas bauble with black feathers that guided me to a more subtle Christmas decorating style this year. Who knows? But what I am sure of is that I love the process and love making these signs. And with my Cricut Maker things are just so easy to do.
I used an old piece of wood and sprayed it using white chalk spray for my base.
Measure the size of your board and cut your vinyl quote to fit. Mine measured 9×9”.
Once you are done weeding the design add some transfer tape to the front and burnish with your bone folder.
Peel the backing of the transfer tape off.
Add the vinyl to the board and use your bone folder to burnish the vinyl. Peel off the transfer tape.
Paint a layer of black or any colour you choose acrylic paint over the vinyl and leave to dry.
Once dry, peel off the vinyl to reveal your white lettering/design.
Sand the board, then add a combination of dark and clear wax and buff until smooth to the touch. The wax will protect and seal the paint.
Arrange the rustic sign board to create a beautiful Christmas display together with some fairy lights, trees and baubles.