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Are you looking for a quick and easy way to make wood signs? In the past, I have used stencil vinyl to paint signs. I would attach the stencil directly to the wood, paint, and then peel up the stencil to reveal the painted design. Today, I want to show you a method that is so much faster – especially if you are making more than one sign with your design.
You can screen print on wood! I still use Speedball ink but instead of fabric ink, I use acrylic ink for wood surfaces.
- Cut your design (mirror the image) on Oracal 651 vinyl.
- Weed the parts of your design that will be in ink.
- Attach the vinyl to the back of your Speedball screen.
- Line up your screen on your wood and squeegee the ink over the design.
- Lift up the screen to reveal your painted design.
- You can immediately place the screen on your next piece of wood and repeat the process.
- Allow the ink to dry overnight.
For more details (and photos) on screen printing with vinyl, check out my step-by-step guide to screen printing with vinyl.