How to Paint Crisp Lines When Stenciling Pallets

How to Paint Crisp Lines When Stenciling Pallets

I paint a lot of pallet signs and I share a lot of them on Weekend Craft but I have recently realized that I haven't shared my technique for how to paint crisp lines when stenciling a pallet. It's such a simple trick that can save hours of either touch up or completely redoing a sign. Nothing is worse than cutting the wood, assembling the sign, cutting the vinyl, and painting only to pull off the stencil and see that the paint had bled through the stencil.

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Where the Wild Thing Are Pallet Sign

Where the Wild Thing Are Pallet Sign

I have the best news in the world! One of my close friends is having triplets! YES TRIPLETS! Talk about instant family and I am so excited for her. So when she asked me to help her make a pallet sign for the nursery how could I refuse? And this happened at the perfect time because the Silhouette Challenge Theme this month is Word Art, how perfect. Make sure you stick around the end for 22 additional work art projects. 

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Pallet Signs and the Silhouette Challenge

Pallet Signs and the Silhouette Challenge

It's that time again! Silhouette Challenge time! This months theme was all about home decor. Which is very appropriate since I just moved into my new home. Do you know I don't even have one thing hanging on my wall yet? I just can't decide what sort of style I am leaning towards. Anyway I had two big events coming up (Signature Finishes opening and Brimfield) where I needed to create some pallet signs to sell. So I thought I would share those with you this month. 

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Brimfield Antique Show

Brimfield Antique Show

I am back and mostly recovered! Over the past week my brother and I have been vendors for the first time at the Brimfield Antique Show. The show is the largest and oldest outdoor antique show in the country. It is about 2 miles long on route 20 and about 1/4 mile back on each side of the road. Imagine that then imagine it bigger! We have been going to Brimfield shopping for many years and last September decided we could do this! So we went for it! And I am so ecstatic that we did.

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Dismantling a Pallet

Dismantling a Pallet

With the excitement of the week being my Silhouette Cameo being delivered I started to do some prep work for future projects. I have always loved and admired signs I saw on crafters blogs or pinterest, especially salvaged looking signs. Now that I own a machine that can cut vinyl and create stencils I am excited to figure out to make these signs myself. 

I was out back by the loading docks, for a company I frequently freelance for, and noticed a small pallet that had been sitting there for about a week ready to be put in the dumpster. 

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