I was brainstorming to come up with a farmhouse saying suitable to welcome the girls to their new farmhouse guest room. I went through nursery rhymes, favorite poets, a couple of quote sites, favorite song lyrics, nothing fit.
Eventually I recalled the old songs from my very early childhood, which meant old country songs. If your old enough you may recall such pearls as “How much is that Little Doggie in the Window”, “Boob-i-lak”, and a “Bushel and a Peck”. I ended up using lyrics from Bushel and a Peck and changed the singular ” I ” to the plural “We” so that Grampa Herman was included. I am not about to sing the song to my little ones, but it was fun to remember riding a foot horse and having those songs sung to me.
As there are numerous silhouette tutorials online as well as the Silhouette company webpage I have never posted a Silhouette tutorial before.
I have stencil paper and vinyl, but a four foot length of vinyl would be costly. I decided to use freezer paper to make a stencil for wood. I saw quite a few tutorials on using freezer paper as a stencil on fabric, but none for making a large stencil on wood.
My solution was to tape two silhouette mats together to protect my cutting machine.
I set the machine settings to blade 1, speed 3, and thickness 2 as suggested on the The Silhouette School Blog.
I ran the freezer paper through using the add media setting and paused the cutting when the first mat had processed through the cutting machine. I then hit the pause button, removed the first mat, and reattached it to the second mat and continued.
It worked perfectly. I sanded and stained the wood, carefully placed the stencil, taped it securely and then coloured in the letters with gold and jiffy markers.
I may just have to enjoy a sing-a-long.