Follow this Hand Lettered Wood Sign Tutorial to create a gorgeous custom art piece for your home! Download the FREE SVG file, so you can cut it out at home.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walnut Hollow. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’m always looking for ways to incorporate Hand Lettering into my home decor, which is why I love these Walnut Hollow Basswood Planks. I love that they’re rustic, and it’s a blank slate for me to create whatever I want. You can make your own with this Hand Lettered Wood Sign Tutorial since I’m giving you these cut files FOR FREE!
I have created a lot of hand-lettered projects, but this one is my favorite! I wish I could keep them, but I’m SO excited to be giving these away at the Creativation conference in Phoenix! I’ll be teaching you how to hand letter onto Wood Coasters from Walnut Hollow at their booth from January 21 to 23. It’s going to be amazing, so I hope you can make it!
For this Hand Lettered Wood Sign Tutorial, you’ll need:
- Walnut Hollow Wood Planks (mine were about 11″ x 16″)
- FREE SVG File (download button at the end of post)
- Pencil and eraser
- Cricut Explore Air 2 (or your favorite cutting machine)
- Transfer Tape
- Acrylic Paint colors of your choice
- First, you’ll want to draw lines for the vertical and horizontal center of the wood plank. Set it aside.
- Cut the file with your cutting machine on the vinyl setting (to see how to upload your files to Cricut Design Space, click here).
- Weed the writing and flower portion of the vinyl.
- Apply transfer tape to the top of the vinyl and smooth it out carefully with the scraper. *Tip: Take the backing off the transfer tape about an inch at a time, starting with one side of the design. Smooth it out with the scraper; then take off more of the transfer tape.
- Take the backing off the vinyl, then align the diamonds with the lines you created in step one, so it is centered, then carefully stick it to the wooden plank. Use the scraper again, to smooth it onto the plank.
- Take transfer tape off the vinyl. You may need to smooth it with the scraper as you go along. Discard the transfer tape.
- Smooth it out again with the scraper, making sure there are no bumps in the vinyl, as that could create some bleeding.
- Paint the wood plank with your favorite colors, then remove the vinyl! Once paint is dry, erase the pencil marks.
You’ll notice I told you to use the scraper a lot…I really mean it! Smoothing this out between each adhesive step is KEY to creating smooth lines with no bleeding. If you want to make this even more rustic, go over the paint a little bit with some sanding paper. Since I chose really bright, modern colors, I opted to keep them as is. What colors will you choose for these Hand Lettered Wood Plank Signs?
Download the FREE Hand Lettered SVG Files:
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