Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Video Tutorial: Wooden Coffee Plaque Using Cricut & Vinyl as Stencil

Today I am sharing a wooden plaque that I made for my sister-in-law for her birthday. She showed me a photo she took of a sign in a coffee shop in Europe, which inspired this plaque for her! Keep scrolling for the video tutorial or view on YouTube HERE.

I found the wooden plaque at Michaels. It's about 10" x 10" and was nice quality yet inexpensive. Here are some photos and a little info on how I designed the cut file (not in the video), then hop on down for the video tutorial below.

To make my stencil, I added a 10"x10" square to my design mat in Cricut Design Space and then spaced out the text boxes to where I liked them. I found the coffee mug as an svg file on Etsy HERE. I cut the file on Oracal 631 removable vinyl so that I could get a nice sticky stencil but it would remove easily. I know some people use Glad Press-n-seal but I have a lot of Oracal 631 and I wanted to be sure I had a nice seal. I haven't tested the Press-n-seal and didn't think it would seal as nicely on wood. (It would probably be great on fabric.)

I tested a couple of ways of removing the vinyl: 1. Heat setting the paint just slightly so it was dry to the touch, then removing the vinyl. 2. Removing the vinyl while the paint was still wet. I had heard of people doing it both ways, and I preferred drying it to the touch first. It was less messy and I did not experience any noticeable left from the paint.

I wanted the heart to stand out a little bit and have some dimension. So I used red cardstock and then covered it with Nuvo Crystal Drops for a fun shiny finish.

Here is my video tutorial...you can watch below or in HD on YouTube HERE. Enjoy!

Thanks for visiting today! Let me know if you have questions.

Wooden plaque
Sand Eraser (1-pk)
Sand Eraser (5-pk)
Coffee Mug SVG file
Oracal 631 Vinyl
Foam Brushes (25pk)
FolkArt Acrylic Paint
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Nuvo Crystal Drops
All-Purpose Non-Stick/Non-Slip Mat
Piercing Tool (CTMH)
Piercing Tool (Amz)
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
Craft Heat Tool

Nuvo Drops and tweezers are a good price at Hallmark Scrapbook & Crafts. They have free shipping over $99. (This is my friend Stephanie's affiliate link.)

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