Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pick of the Patch Sign

1 Week Until Halloween! In my last post I tried canvas for a sign and on this one I tried wood. First I painted it orange. Then I cut vinyl to use as a stencil.

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these are both from Miss Kate Cuttables.

After I applied the stencil I painted the black portion. I love the look of distressed wood and after much debate I decided to give it a try. I just sanded the edges and ran the sand paper over the entire sign. 

Thanks for stopping by ~ hope your Halloween week is a great one!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

I'm back! Halloween Canvas Projects

Wow! It has been almost a year since I last blogged. Life has just been busy! I did move over the summer and now have a wonderful craft room to create in. Now that I am settled into the new house...I thought - why not start up the blog again?

I'm still scrapping and creating shadowboxes cutting SVG files on my Cameo. I've also gotten into vinyl projects. I am a member of the Happy SIL site! FB page along with Silhouette SD and Cameo Users and that's where I learned about PVPP.

PVPP stands for: Paint, Vinyl, Paint and Peel. I been having a blast with this technique. Here is one of my finished pieces:

Here's a quick tutorial: Step 1 - Pick up a 14 x 7 canvas at Walmart (2 for $7), along with some acrylic paint and a foam brush. Apply the paint to the canvas. I mixed yellow, orange and brown for mine. For the Happy Halloween canvas I mixed, green, yellow and blue.

Step 2: Select your design and cut your design on the Cameo using vinyl. I used the Halloween Titles from Miss Kates Cuttables. These were a freebie and now available in the store.

Step 3:Apply vinyl to the canvas after paint has dried. The vinyl acts as a stencil. Apply the black paint to canvas with a foam brush. I also masked the edges with blue painters tape and painted. It helps to finish off the canvas.

Step 4: Once the paint is dry remove vinyl and you are good to go!

Miss Kate Cuttables has a freebie everyday. You will need the Designer Edition to cut these SVGs on your Cameo.

I'm excited to blogging again ~ I'll be back soon!