Welcome to day 11 of my 25 Days of Craftmas series! Today’s project is kind of a fluke. The finished project isn’t at all what I was going for, but I think it still turned out pretty cool.
I was actually trying to see if embossing powder would stick to spray adhesive. Well, it didn’t. The adhesive lost its tackiness too quick on the wood slice. So I pulled off the vinyl stencil to try something else and I was so excited with what I saw! It looked like the wood slice had been stained. I actually love how it turned out because it looks so natural and fits perfectly on a wood slice.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
Open the design in your cutting software. Size the design to fit on your wood. Mine was about 8″ wide, but that will vary depending on your wood slice. Draw a box around the design to create a stencil. Cut the vinyl, weed out the letters, and then apply the transfer tape.
Remove the vinyl backing and apply it to the wood slice. Rub over the design to help it stick to the wood.
Carefully remove the transfer tape.
Cover any exposed areas of the wood slice. I just lifted up the edge of the vinyl and slid a piece of paper underneath.
Spray the entire design with spray adhesive and let dry for a few minutes.
The spray adhesive tints the wood so it looks like stain.
The wood slice absorbs most of the adhesive so it shouldn’t be very sticky. Within a few days, my wood slice didn’t feel tacky at all.
I did have a suggestion to try this with a spray sealer. I was hopeful it would work the same, but without any stickiness. Unfortunately, when the sealer dried, the letters were barely visible.
Add a burlap bow for a splash of color.
What do you think? Do you like how it turned out?
Because I’ve never done this, I’m not sure how it will hold up long term. If you pull it out next year and it’s faded, you can just redo it, or try a new design. I’ve had my done for about a week and it doesn’t look like it’s fading at all. I guess only time will tell. But, it’s a great decoration for now!
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