About 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.
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This was a perfect occasion to put my 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 and state (this process is called weeding) and was left with this:
Then I used transfer tape to make sure I had all the tiny parts in the same place as the original design:
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 using a scraper (especially on the edges of the design- the process is called burnishing and is very important so you don’t have paint leakage).
Then I used Shabby Paints White Ice to fill in the design elements (after I added some extra painting 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.
When I was all done, I peeled off the vinyl and screwed on the bottle opener:
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!
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Alison PalmerMay 11, 2017 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.
ScottieMay 12, 2017 at 8:07 AM
Thank you Alison- That’s a neat idea for sure!