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Drink Local

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:

Saved by Scottie drink local vinyl

Then I used transfer tape to make sure I had all the tiny 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 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).

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 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.

Saved by Scottie drink local paint applied

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

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!

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XO!

~Scottie

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Alison Palmer
    May 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.

    • Reply
      Scottie
      May 12, 2017 at 8:07 AM

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

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