The first thing I do is paint the wood. For this project I was working with unfinished pine plaques that were ready for paint, but if you need to sand down first - do that before you paint. You want a nice smooth finish.
I used craft paint and ended up adding a second coat after the first dried. That's just personal preference.
The next step is the important one: paint a thin coat of polycrylic over the paint and let it dry. I use a foam brush so I don't get brush marks from a paint brush. The poly gives the vinyl something to stick to.
Once the poly is dry, you're ready to add the vinyl. And that's it. Wam, bam, thank you ma'am.
Just a reminder, you don't want to put anything over the vinyl as it could cause it to curl or crack as we saw here. Yikes!
Thanks for coming to class today at Silhouette School. If you like what you see, I'd love for you to pin it!