This reindeer names Christmas sign is 14″ square and made from reclaimed cedar boards that I glued together to make the signboard. The sign was then painted with chalk paint and sanded for a distressed finish.
I purchased the reindeer names file from SVGfarm on Etsy and cut out the stencil with my vinyl cutter.
I applied the stencil to my sign blank and taped the edges that were close to where I was painting to avoid any accidents.
I paint and pull the stencil fairly quickly before the paint is dry. I have found that leaving the stencil on too long sometimes results in the paint peeling up when you remove it.
Below is the result after the stencil was removed. When I was transferring the stencil I found that my cutter had some problems with the finer details of the stencil. Some of the pieces were missing like the middle of a few letters but I didn’t worry about it as I thought it could be touched up later.
And the final result after a few touch ups and a red nose by my daughter Kalina.