Today I am sharing this fun project at my friend Sheila's BLOG! My friend saw a sign similar to this on FaceBook and asked if I could make her one. She is a beer girl - no wine or foo foo drinks - so she thought this was perfect!! She has had a lot of foot traffic in her neighborhood this summer. With 2 dogs, it gets crazy when solicitors come to the house several times a day!!
I started out with a black burlap canvas panel from Michaels size 9 x 12. If you only have a white canvas, you could paint it black for this step.
I used my cameo but this could also be made with another cutting program. I put a 9 x 12 rectangle on my mat colored black as my canvas. I made 2 rounded corner rectangles in white. I did an internal offset of the smaller rectangle to create the red one.
I used the cutting tool to trim the top off of the bigger white rectangle to mimic the original sign.
No Soliciting is LEArchitect font and I made a compound path with the red rectangle that "cut out" the letters.
I used Arial font for the first three sentences.
I used Front Page News font for the Seriously sentence.
I used Impact for Please Go Away!
All of these fonts were either on my computer or downloaded from dafont.com.
I used the white spaces to help me size the words.
I separated the pieces and cut the white on one mat, the black pieces on another mat and finally the red. I could have combined the black and red on one mat, but I made other black and red cuts at the same time!
The hardest part of using vinyl on canvas is getting the vinyl to stick to the canvas. The larger white pieces adhered pretty well.
I hot glued twine to the back of the canvas and added two felt feet on the bottom of the back.
My friend was so excited about this - she sent me a picture of the sign hanging on her door!!
Thank you Sheila for having me on your blog today!!!