I've been doing a lot of experimenting on cutting vinyl with my Cricut. I paired my vinyl cutouts with some scrap fabric and a blank canvas to create a custom sign. I used the vinyl as a reverse stencil, painting the negative space over the cutouts. I'm fairly impressed with the results and can't wait to continue to create other signs.
I will definetely be making more of these and will be sure to post the pics.
Scissors (I cheated and used my Cricut)
- Start by cutting out whatever you'd like to have showing on your piece from a stickable vinyl. I used contact paper. I cheated and cut my pieces with my Cricut but you can easily cut whatever letters, images or designs you wish by hand. Use stencils and trace them if needed.
- Wrap your canvas with your fabric by stretching and stapling it onto the backside of the fram.
- Peel the backing off of the vinyl and stick them directly onto the fabric.
- Take your spray paint and give the enitre piece an even coat of paint. I could tell that this would need two coats so I was careful not to oversaturate the fabric for fear the paint would bleed under the vinyl. Be sure to get the sides of your frame as well.
- NOTE: The vinyl started to peel up after it had set for a while. Watch it carefully and try to get the second coat of paint on before it starts doing so. You can see the peeling on the next pic.
- After the piece is completely dry, begin removing the vinyl from the fabric.