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Saved by Scottie Cricut disclosureAbout a month ago I was asked to teach a class at a local brewery. I was totally honored of course and thought it would be so fun! She wanted a fun sign for the first class so we thought Drink Local would be a fun theme and this was a perfect occasion to put the Cricut machine to great use!!

I went into Cricut Design Space and put together a basic stencil then cut it out on vinyl. Once that was done I peeled out the letters (this process is called weeding) and was left with this:

Saved by Scottie drink local vinyl

Then I used transfer tape to make sure I had all the parts in the same place as the original design:

Saved by Scottie drink local vinyl with transfer tape

Then I lined up the design on the plywood board I had stained with a custom mix of Shabby Paints reVax and pressed it down really well (especially on the edges of the design- this is called burnishing and is very important to make sure you don’t have paint leakage).

Saved by Scottie drink local stencil in place

Then I used Shabby Paints White Ice to fill in the design elements (after I added some extra tape at the top so I didn’t have spill over). I used a dry brush stencil technique so the paint dries really fast and you can add layers quickly.

Saved by Scottie drink local paint applied

When I was all done, I peeled off the vinyl and screwed on the bottle opener:

Saved by Scottie drink local sign finished

How cute is this? So if you’re in the Northern Virginia area Thursday evening, ¬†head out to Jack’s Run Brewing Company to Drink Local and come make your own! You can find all the details here.



(Cricut was kind enough to send me product in exchange for sharing it with you. All opinions are my own, and always will be.)

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  • Reply
    Alison Palmer
    May 11 at 8:18 AM

    What a great sign! In Tidewater Virginia we also have dozens of local breweries popping up. It would be terrific of they could loosely band together and use such a sign to communicate with patrons.

    • Reply
      May 12 at 8:07 AM

      Thank you Alison- That’s a neat idea for sure!

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