Hey Ya'll, I am back with a little update on my pallet wood sign tutorial. I have had a lot of questions sent to me and so I thought I would address them all at once. :)
As I mentioned, I made a stencil with cardstock on my 12x12 mat with my silhouette. (I am going to attempt to share a link to my silhouette stencil file I made...but no guarantees it will work!) It was a little tedious figuring out the sizes, not to mention I am NOT a wiz at this silhouette thing. I have really only used it here and there. Anyways, I want to share with you how I went about making my stencil. I know there are probably much better ways to do this...but this is how I went about it. :)
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First off, I opened a new file in my silhouette studio software.
Next, I changed my size on the right hand size to the size of my pallet so I knew what kind of 'canvas' I was working with.
After I changed the size, I started typing my words, each line its own separate section so I could pull them and line them up how I wanted them to look. Here is the font sizes as I chose them. Also, I was actually using a font called Bookman Old Style. Here is an 'attempt' at sharing my silhouette file. I uploaded it to my file sharing site, but I have never attempted sharing a silhouette file so not sure it will work! Go HERE.
At this point, there is probably a way to cut it from here...but my limited knowledge of the silhouette software led me to do it my own way. So, I opened a new 12x12 blank file and copied each line of text over 1 at a time.
For instance, with the size of my believe, I could only cut it with a couple letters at a time. So I would go ahead and delete the other letters and start with cutting this page which was BE.
Next I would go through and type the LI and do that next or whatever fit. I did this for each of the lines of text making sure to keep the sizes exactly as they were determined to fit my canvas. For the smaller lines I could cut more the stencil on one sheet. If you have the larger cutting mat you could cut more letters at a time.
After I got them all cut, I just cut off the excess cardstock and lined my letters up together and placed them on the pallet and eyeballed it. :)
That's it. I think sizing it and cutting it was the most tedious part...but it was so worth it!
A few additional details, the dimensions of my sign are 40" wide, and about 27.5" high. Hopefully this will help. :)
Also, just wanted to mention. If you make this I would appreciate if you would link back to my original tutorials and files. Thanks!
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