Using Vinyl as a Stencil

Using Vinyl as a Stencil

I made this really cute wood sign set and everyone is asking how.



To start we need a piece of wood, I used pallett wood I have in my yard. Make sure to sand it down a bit so its smooth on top.  Next paint the wood I used black then a coat of blue on top and sanded to make it appear beachy weathered wood. 

Cut your vinyl out to size of your wood plank and weed out all the letters in between making sure to leave behind the stencil part.

Using contact paper peel up your cut out vinyl and place on top of your wood plank. Peel the contact paper off leaving behind the stencil. Make sure you burnish the vinyl down so its flush on the wood.

Next apply a layer of Mod Podge over top of the vinyl getting in all the cracks. This Mod Podge layer stops your paint from bleeding underneath.

Using your heat gun dry the mod podge making sure you do not melt the vinyl. Ask me how I know lol

Apply a thin coat of paint over the mod podge using your stencil brush. You need to blot or dab not paint the paint, make sense?

Heat set again until dry, you can apply another thin coat of paint if you want… that just depends on how you want your sign to appear.

Once dry peel up the vinyl slowly and weed out the letters left behind.

I always like to seal my signs with a layer of matte mod podge or matte clear coat spray sealer. 

Congrats!! Your sign is complete! 

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment below.