Summer is finally here. It is simply beautiful. This weekend I spent a lot of time in our screened in porch. The porch really needs a good deep cleaning and some paint. So I’m not showing the full porch yet. I would also like to recover the cushions for the chairs and loveseat. That all takes time, a lot of time. Hopefully I’ll tackle that in another month or so.
Meanwhile, I am sharing the DIY summer sign I made with my cricut mini over the weekend. This was the main reason I spent so much time in the screened in porch. I love crafting in here. Lots of bright light and lovely views.
I know I have said this before but painting wooden signs using vinyl stencils is one of my favorite activities. There are just so many possibilities.
I used the Edge to Edge and Cindy Loo cartridge to make my sign. The Edge to Edge cartridge has lots of different backgrounds but the chevron is the one I couldn’t wait to try. I had to cut the chevron vinyl stencil 3 times because the cricut mini is small. And I didn’t think the size through. I should have turned the design to cut length wise instead of width wise. Oh well, I will remember next time.
First, I spray painted my board blue. Then applied the vinyl stencil like I did in this post. I must not have rubbed the vinyl down very well because when I spray painted the white over the stencil, some paint bled through. So I had drips where there was supposed to be clean lines. Not to worry. I sanded down the whole board and blurred most of the drips making for a very worn looking board.
I love the look. I then cut out the lettering from the Cindy Loo cartridge and applied this stencil to the board. This time I made sure the vinyl was stuck on with no bubbles for paint to get under. Using acrylic paint, I brushed it over the stencil. Being very warm outside, I didn’t have to wait long for the paint to dry to remove the vinyl. I like this sign a lot.
I haven’t hung it yet in the screened in porch, I just let it rest against the screen. It’s a good reminder to take time to relax because it’s Summer Time.
What summer projects have you planned?