Hey everyone! Hope you have had a great week and having an even better weekend. So, today I am bringing you another piece of home decor made using the Silhouette Cameo. This chalk paint family sign is so easy to make, you’ll be making them for all your family and friends. So, if you are ready, read on to find out how to make it.
Materials required for chalk paint family sign:
- Silhouette Cameo, Studio and Mat – you can also make this on a Portrait or Curio
- Chalk Paint
- Make up sponge
- Wooden Board – painted
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Chalk paint family sign details
To start off, design you sign in Silhouette Studio. When I know the measurements of my sign, I tend to draw a shape the same size in my design space. This way I know my stencil will be the right size when cut. Also, I can play about with the layout until I’m happy. As well, I fill in my shapes and text in similar paints colours to get a good idea of what the sign will be like.
As you can see my design was larger than the 12″ x 12 mat, so I had to cut my design in three pieces. As ‘The Biddlecombe family’ was longer than 12″, I cut this without a mat – I don’t have the longer mat. This was easy enough to do, but just make sure you adjust the rollers for the width of your vinyl.
Once cut, I first of all painted the big ‘B’ as I wanted this in the background and I different colour. You may want to seal your background paint before you apply your stencil to prevent an paint peeling when your remove the stencil.
I applied paint in very light layers with a makeup sponge to prevent bleeding. Also, I peeled the stencil as soon as I had finished my last layer to preserve the crisp lines. If you wait until the paint is dry before you peel, you could peel the paint up too.
After the letter had dried, I repeated the same steps with the rest of the sign using a different colour. To finish the sign off, I added some picture hooks on the back so the sign could be hung.
Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!
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