Monday, June 13

Signs Galore

About a couple of months ago, I was invited to this wood sign making party by a former co-worker.  I thought it would be nice to make a sign for my craft room to hang on the wall.  I did post a teaser about it on my Facebook Page.  


It was my first time to play with vinyl.  It turned out, they were cutting images and letters on vinyl through an electronic die cutting machine.  I was excited and inspired at the same time.  I thought this is something that I can do with family this summer.  And it's a perfect opportunity to use my new die cutting machine:  Brother ScanNCut2.  

So we planned on it.  We bought the wood from Home Depot, each at less than $10.  Then made sure to prime it, and also pre-plan the design for their signs.  When they got here, they picked the shapes they wanted online, and we were able to scan and cut on the Brother ScanNCut2.  It did take time to figure things out, as I used the Cricut Expression 2 for many many years.  But after a while, everything was a breeze.  The shapes we cut were either used for stenciling (acrylic paint), or applied straight on the wood.



The pic below shows the signs yet to be finished.  They had to come back the next day for the final touches.


After the signs were done, we coated it with a sealer and added hardware in the back for hanging.  What a fun activity!  This I'd say is the biggest project I've had here in Tinker Planet.





  


I have to say that my sign is not totally done, as I am still going to add embellishments and my own personal touch to it.  That's for another post.

'Til next blog!
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