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Folk Art Home Sweet Home Sign
terriski (8 Projects)
Project skill level: advanced
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Home Décor/Accents Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners House Warming
Vinyl - Home Sweet Home sign - on canvas
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This canvas is 8x10 so I always cut the letters 1st from paper. I did the shaddow pieces first to see how they would fit. Then I selected the colors of vinyl. For this project I used 3 colors - dark brown (shaddow), light brown (blackout), and teal/blue (top) Layering more than 2 can be a little more difficult but it's very easy to do.
I cut all my letters out and try to make them all on the same line - I sized the Houses at 2" - the words Home at 1 1/4", and the word Sweet at 1 1/2" - First I cut all the base, then the middle then the top. Cut vinyl at pressure 3, blade 3, multi cut 1, and speed for this cartridge at 2 - it will give it a "kiss" cut which cuts only the vinyl and leaves the backing.
Once cut - I start w/ the bottom layer and "weed" out all the negative space - a good pair of tweezers works great for this. I then week the middle layer, and then the top.
I take the middle layer and lay it on top of the bottom. (I work this way as I find it works better) then I take the top and layer on the middle. Layering 2 is pretty easy but layering 3 is a little harder as you have 2 other layers to work with.
To transfer the finished words I use transfer tape. I lay the length of transfer tape over the words and rub. Lift off the transfer tape SLOWLY - then place on the canvas.