Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

e-learning in progress sign

Use your cutting machine to make a farmhouse-style "E-Learning in Progress" sign for your home!
Step 1

First, prepare your wood surface. Sand the sign (if necessary) and stain it Flagstone or as desired. Let dry completely.

Step 2

Click here for the Design Store and search for design number 329660. Add the sign design to your cart. Next, enter your information and checkout.

Step 3

To access your new design, open Silhouette Studio then go to the library. Next, type “e-learning” in the search bar and double click to open the design. Once the design is open, you will see two versions of the design. Select the design you would like to use and drag that option to the canvas.

Step 4

Adjust the size of your design to fit your surface by clicking and scaling.

Step 5

If your sign has slats, you will need to shift the words a bit to make sure they fit on your sign when you transfer your design. To do this, measure where your slats will be and mark them with a line showing where they will fall on your canvas in Silhouette Studio. Next, select “release compound path” and shift your design elements to fit within your lines. Delete the lines once all of the elements are in place and select “make compound path” to set your design.

Step 6

Load your preferred material on your cutting mat, smoothing it if necessary and load your mat into your machine. Next, open the send panel, adjust your material and cut settings to the appropriate settings for your material and send it to your machine to cut.

Step 7

Once the machine has finished cutting, remove the design from the cutting mat and weed your design completely.

Step 8

Using the transfer tape, apply the stencil material to your wood surface.

Step 9

Using a stencil brush lightly loaded with paint, begin to fill in your design. If your wood surface is not completely smooth and paint bleeds through the cracks, use a small brush to touch up the design.

Step 10

Once you have applied your desired amount of paint, remove the stencil and let the sign dry completely.

Step 11

Use a staple gun to attach jute to the back for hanging.

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    • Color: Flagstone
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