I love signs! and have a few in our home that I have made. But, I didn’t have one for Christmas so decided today that I would have a go and try a different way of doing it. In the past I have cut out a stencil with my cricut and stenciled the words onto a piece of wood.
This time I decided to use a technique involving sewers tracing paper, which I discovered is a lot like carbon paper, only a lot cheaper.
I printed out my words on the printer, making sure to only print the outline of the letters (this saves ink, and we are all about saving right?)placed a piece of sewers tracing paper onto my already painted wood and placed the printed words over the top and then basically traced round each letter with a pen, once your done with tracing the letters, you have a very easy to see outline of the letters. I then painted the letters by hand, I am not the best free hand painter but I am sure if I had had a painting pen it would have been much easier than using a paint brush. I then took some sandpaper and lightly sanded the words to give them a more rustic look.
For all you crafters out there without a machine for cutting vinyl, this may be an option for you. Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking