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Acrylic Sign Decor with Silhouette

10 examples of acrylic sign décor for seasonal or everyday décor

This week I am in Salt Lake City, UT teaching a live Zoom class for Silhouette America & Michaels.
In this class, I will be showing a fun project that could be used for home or seasonal decor. The possibilities are endless when you start creating, as you will see below in the examples that follow.
It is a project that I believe anyone can do from beginner to advanced.
This class will be posted on the Michaels YouTube channel once the video is processed. Usually 24-48 hours after it’s been recorded and I will post a link here as soon as it’s available.
Find this video class HERE
Join me in this class whether live or on the replay and get to creating with your Silhouette.
I will be sharing tips to sizing the design, cutting adhesive vinyl, saving adhesive on the cutting mat, and more in this class.

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Autumn Shows Us How Beautiful design by Silhouette – Design #383335

Basic supplies for all sign decor

ArtMinds Acrylic 8″ x 9″ sign
ArtMinds Acrylic 7.5″ x 10″ sign
Craft Paint: colors of choice
Paint palette or something to hold paint
Artist Loft 1″ paint brush
Oracal adhesive vinyl: colors of choice
Oracal transfer tape
– Painters Tape
– Weeding tool – this is my favorite – EK Reverse Tweezers
Wood stand
– Designs as demonstrated below

How to create:

Gather the supplies for your sign.

Paint the backside of the design with acrylic paint in the color(s) of your choice.
Let this completely dry before moving on to the next step.

Measure the size of your acrylic sign. Draw a rectangle the same size as the sign. If using an odd shape, make sure to measure inside of the narrowest part of the sign.

Red rectangle shows narrow part of an odd shaped sign. Draw your design template that size to make sure your design fits within the sign space.

Select your design and size it inside of your drawn rectangle to best fit the shape you are working with.
Some designs will work better within a certain shape or portrait vs landscape orientation.

Cut adhesive vinyl in the color(s) of your choice.
Weed away the excess vinyl around the cut design.
Apply to the front side of the acrylic sign using transfer tape.
Check out the video tutorial HERE for tips on cutting adhesive vinyl.
(link will be added with the recording is live)

Hang your sign by the twine attached (if applicable) or use a wood stand.
Note: test your acrylic thickness with your wood stands – this may vary depending on the acrylic purchased and stands used.

Create signs to change out seasonally with your decor or just for general home decor purposes to enjoy all year long!

Store acrylic signs in page protectors when not in use to minimize any scratching on the acrylic sign or acrylic paints used. I will also wrap them in bubble wrap when storing as well.

I’ve created a few more signs to share with you and hopefully spark your creative thought process in how you can use this technique to fit your style.

Supplies used:
Thankful Grateful Blessed design by Silhouette – Design #388089

Supplies used:
Believe in the Magic of Christmas by Jillibean Soup – Design #310172
Crepe Paper Poinsettias cut on the Cameo 4 with Rotary blade – Design by Lia Griffith

Supplies used:
I Don’t Have Ducks in a Row by Jillibean Soup – Design #327682
Squirrel Favor Box by Lori Whitlock – Design #287827
Favor Duck Box by Lori Whitlock – Design #287822

Supplies used:
House Runs on Humor by Jamie Lane Designs – Design #296333
– Frosted Paper Asters – Design by Lia Griffith

Supplies used:
Crafting Forever Housework Whenever by Jillibean Soup – Design #295547

Supplies used:
Laundry Schedule by Lori Whitlock – Design #93059

Supplies used:
Change the Toilet Paper Roll by Jillibean Soup – Design #285168

Supplies used:
Bee Yourself Phrase by Sarah Bailey – Design #345386
– Crepe Paper Anemone Flowers cut on the Cameo 4 with the Rotary blade – Design by Lia Griffith

Supplies used:
Happy Fall Autumn Phrase by Angele Kamp – Design #227654

Hopefully those have given you some ideas to start creating your own acrylic decor!

I’d love seeing what you are creating with your Silhouette machines or software.
Feel free to post photos or questions on my Facebook group at 
Silhouette Secrets with EllyMae.

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