You & Me custom artwork tutorial

I love my “Start Being Awesome” sign so much that I decided to make another huge piece of art!

This time I stained the letters with a dark stain and made the background white. I love how it turned out!

It’s so simple yet has such impact in the room.

Do you want to know how to make one of your very own?

First I made the wooden barn-door style board using the tutorial here. {I’m actually out of fence posts, so I just buy 1x4s and cut them down to 40″ long each.}

I started by staining my board. Once it was dry, I added the vinyl:

The vinyl is actually bigger than my Silhouette machine can cut, so I had to cut it into two sections and piece them together.

I used an image from the Silhouette Studio software and store called “Vintage You & Me”. I enlarged it the size I wanted it, then I cut two pieces like this:

1st piece:

2nd piece:

It wasn’t the easiest thing to get the two huge peices of vinyl attached to the board so they overlap in just the right places, but with some patience I had them lined up.

From there I added Mod Podge to all the edges of the vinyl. Then I painted the entire top of the board using a can of eggshell paint in SW Alabaster.

After the 2nd coat of paint, while the paint was still wet I removed all the vinyl to reveal my new sign!

A little bit of distressing & a clear top coat and the sign is finished!

The sign is 40″ wide by 20″ tall…

…and is every so slightly distressed.

So, are you going to make one too? I’d love to see any of your artwork if you do!

**Unfortunately I do not sell this art or the vinyl. Sad face. I’m sorry.**


     
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