Hand Painted Signs With Silhouette Cameo and a Few Tips

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  1. Breanna says:

    I dream of the day I own one of these. Until then, I’ll be collecting all the tips I can!

  2. Love all your ideas and inspiration! Neat little tutorial-thanks for sharing!

  3. Cindy Gonzalez says:

    I just bought a Silhouette Cameo but haven’t used it yet. I think you probably just saved me hundreds of hours of frustration. Thank you. Any more tips/videos/etc. would be very helpful!

    • GTC says:

      You are so welcome Cindy! I was so frustrated with my silhouette at first, then someone gave me some simple tips. I will definitely try to do some more tutorials, and or videos with it. Once you get it working, you will love it!

  4. Jen Robb says:

    Where do you get your vinyl at Karen?


    • GTC says:

      I bought some at Michael’s, but I don’t use vinyl anymore. For a one time stencil, I actually use contact paper, much cheaper, and for stencils I want to use again and agin, I get long sheets of vellum made for making stencils at my local Hobby Lobby. You can probably find cheaper sources online.

  5. Bliss says:

    You crack me up! Putting this excellent tutorial on my FB.

    • GTC says:

      Ahhh, thank you!! It changed my crafty life!!! Look how many people are benefitting from your Silhouette wisdom!

  6. Pamela says:

    Thanx Karen! Mine is upstairs in the box after only using it three times. I have yet to figure out the font part of it all.

    • GTC says:

      I just had to dive in and use it. Now that I know how to work it, it has opened up so many possibilites. Get of the box when your boys go back to school and you can concentrate!

  7. Sheryl says:

    Love your tips…I love my Silhouette…I use over head projector sheets to cut resusable stencils super easy…your signs have inspired me…..thanks…..

    • GTC says:

      Thanks so much Sheryl! I used to use something similar, using the Silhouette has helped make things so much easier!

  8. I def need to do more of these! I love my silhouette, but every time I think about making a sign, I don’t want to haul it out…and every time I haul it out, I don’t think of making a sign!

    • GTC says:

      So glad I inspired you. I need to go back and read this again to inspire myself! Sale coming up and I gotta make something to sell!

  9. Joann says:

    Thanks Karen for this great tut! I have done very basic things and if by chance I did import something to my it was pure luck. The prices for stencils are out of control. Gonna file this for “my go to” when needing to make & trace. You deserve another tiara! Thanks Chickie

    Peace, Paint, & Popsicle Sticks, Jo

  10. Nancy jamo says:

    I have really enjoyed your instructions….thank you for sharing.

  11. Bobbie says:

    When applying the vinyl to painted signs, do you do it after it’s been waxed?

    • GTC says:

      Hi Bobbie, I don’t use vinyl, I stencil then paint. You can cut the stencils with a Silhouette machine. If you were using vinyl, I would not at all. If you put it on before, the vinyl won’t stick, if you do it after, you might rub it off. I would use a clear coat instead.

  12. Kit says:

    I have been debating between silhouette and cricket. I have heard S. Provides many more options but not as user friendly. Reading your post has helped me decide – thank you for your tutorial and listings of other tuts!


  13. Christina says:

    Hi, LOVE the tutorial. I too want to stencil and paint wood signs. I traced one with graphite paper, and omg so tedious to paint! I so need a stencil! From reading your tutorial, I would like to buy the silhouette machine. Can I put Vellum through the machine, like your one reader suggested? I would like to reuse the stencils, so want to have them last a long time.

  14. Susan says:

    Funny, I was using the Silhouette for really the first time doing some signs and realized that sticky notes were MANDATORY!!!! I tried to cut vinyl with my blade set for stencil plastic and ruined my sticky mat.

    • GTC says:

      Oh Susan, I have ruined 2 cutting mats myself before I went to the sticky note method! I don’t use my silhouette on a regular basis, so I would definitely forget all the settings if they weren’t taped inside the cover!

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