If you are like me and don't own a Circuit or other type of cutting machine it can be hard to imagine how to create a great sign without the perfect stencils...
If you have been following me on Facebook then you know that I just took the leap and opened a booth to sell some of my stuff at a local vendor -YIKES!
I really wanted to make a sign for my booth, but was at a complete loss of how to achieve the look that I wanted without a stencil or the slightest bit of artistic skills.
That was until I stumbled upon this great tutorial on transferring letters! I was so excited to try this out!
I will not go into too many details on the how to process because she does a very good job of breaking it down step by step.
I made my sign from a couple boards from an old pallet that I painted off white and then sanded heavily.
I then followed her method to the "T" :-)
Until my impatience got the best of me :( I just couldn't handle waiting until the next day to peal off my papers and therefore I had a hot mess on my hands! My wet paper ended up sticking to my letters and picture.
I used a razor blade and scraped off the sticky paper and was happy to see that most of my images transferred okay.
I picked up some craft paint and painted over the top of my images...
And then sanded over the top of them once again when everything dried.
I tied my little signs together with twine to go with a more unique look (I seem to have an obsession with twine lately - see my posts here and here). It is amazing how far one roll of twine will go!
Although, as usual, I made it a much longer process; I couldn't be more pleased with the end result!
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