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Make Your Own Painted Wood Signs! Here’s How!

USCutter.com presents…Wood Painted Signs 101. A tutorial for beginners, by beginners.

Make your own custom-painted sign with a design of your choosing!

Make your own custom-painted sign with a design of your choosing!

This ebook, crafted by the artists themselves (completely self-taught), documents step by step how they designed a stencil in their software, cut and weeded it, then applied and painted over their stencil, to make the signs shown here!

We sell the supplies you need:

Oramask 813 Paint Mask Stencil material 12″ by the Yard for your Craft Cutter.

Transfer Tape

Squeegee

Weeding Pick

Vinyl Cutter

You supply the…

Wood Sign

Acrylic Paint

Brush Variety Pack

Celebrate Father’s Day with Siser’s Super Dad Cutfile!

USCutter.com is a proud authorized distributor of Siser heat transfer materials.

Check out this amazing blog for ideas on how to make a Dad-inspired hat for your favorite superhero!

Check out Siser NA's blog for this and other great crafter notions!

Check out Siser NA’s blog for the jpeg or svg cut file and other great crafter notions!

Fun Alternate Uses for Oracal Frosted and Etched Glass Window Films

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, who’s the most elegant & functional of them all?

Oracal 8510 (look of etched glass) and 8810 (frosted glass) are privacy films often found in corporate offices or restaurants to provide light-blocking and filtering opacity on glass surfaces as well as elegant understated cut vinyl graphics and lettering.

Chic and private glass coverings provide an elegant secluded ambiance.

Chic and private glass coverings provide an elegant secluded ambiance.

And while that might be the most common use for these films, it really is just the tip of the iceberg.

Corporate Branding (Courtesy of Orafol Americas)

Corporate Branding (Courtesy of Orafol Americas)

Privacy screen (Courtesy of Orafol Americas)

Privacy screen (Courtesy of Orafol Americas)

There are a host of other decorating and functional possibilities: imagine soft mint-green light slanting in through your kitchen skylight like stained glass, for example. Vinyl “Etched Glass” effects are temporary and removable, which is not the case with real glass-etching techniques that require permanent corrosive creams. Your vinyl installation can be as temporary or permanent as you need it to be.

Check out this blog from the Silhouette School which explains how to cut designs and apply the material, as well as shows amazing uses for it from temporary parental warnings to “BRUSH YOUR TEETH” on the bathroom mirror, to “Glitter” designs on phone cases and bracelets, which are all the rage in the garment heat-transfer-vinyl marketplace.

Photo courtesy of Melissa, http://www.silhouetteschoolblog.com/ .

Photo courtesy of Melissa, http://www.silhouetteschoolblog.com/ .

And here’s just one more crazy idea. It’s wedding season. For your clients or loved ones looking to save a little dough on classy elegant drinkware for their big day, consider a project like this. We applied different colors of 8810 (Frosted Glass) signature decals onto low-cost acrylic drinkware obtained at the local bed and bath superstore, resulting in a functional and elegant keepsake.

From cosmos...

From cosmos…

to Mimosas, Frosted Glass adds a touch of class and distinction to the bar at your upcoming wedding!

to Mimosas, Frosted Glass adds a touch of class and distinction to the bar at your upcoming wedding!

Try out all the 8810 colors at once in this exciting new bundle, and save over 30%!