Friday, March 25, 2016

Spray Paint and Vinyl Stencil Signs

Lately I've been doing some projects with spray paint and stencils. This method seems to work a lot better for me.  I've tried doing the method that people call PVPP (paint, vinyl, paint, paint), but it just doesn't seem to work for me.  Seem to always getting bleeding under my vinyl and have to touch up. With using the spray paint and vinyl. Below the pictures is explained on how I made these signs using spray paint and a stencil I made using my Silhouette Cameo

 I have not had to touch up these spray paint and vinyl stencil projects at all.

First off I had to figure out what signs I wanted to make.  Then got my boards around. Sanded them good. Decided on the paint colors then painted my base color, which is the color of my wording.  Then went to my Silhoutte Cameo to cut the designs out. Next placing the stencil cut from the Cameo onto my painted board.

Then I used a can of Rustoleum Spray Paint, any paint would work but this is what I had on hand.  First a very light coat, then a second coat covering completely but still not too heavy.  Last a third coat just to make sure everything was completely covered.  Letting it be til almost completely dry, before moving on to working on removing the stencil.  **I tried a little too soon and I was getting my prints on the sides of the board.**

Final step I used a dental pick to remove the stencil poking into a corner of each letter and pulling it off the painted board.

If you look pretty close the half done picture you will see how I have no bleeding under the stencil. For now on spray paint is what I will use to make my signs, at least until I figure out how to do the PVPP method good.
So give it a try and let me know how it worked out for you using the spray paint and vinyl stencil method.

As always I've Gotta have Projects.
Happy Crafting


  1. I get some bleed thru, but I use sticker letters that you'd use for signs or mailboxes. I find I get bleeding if I try to reuse them, lol, so I haven't tried that again. I'm dying to get a machine one of these days, and forget the stickers altogether, lol, but until then, it's stickers and stencils... Or, the "old fashioned" way! ;) Thanks for the Post!

    1. I've heard that doing it with the stickers is more of a one time use because of the bleeding. For me I can't ever reuse even my vinyl cause I don't take the time to pull it off by projects in a manner that keeps them in one piece. When you get a machine I hope you love it just as much as I love mine. Thanks for reading my blog. Happy Crafting!

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  4. That looks pretty good. Makes me want to splurge on a DIY machine of my own

    1. Thank you. I love my machine and crafting. If you get one share your projects.


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