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How to use oramask stencil and free cut file

 

Today I want to show you some awesome new product from Expressions vinyl…ORAMASK!  It’s a stencil material–and I have been itching to try it out!! (and free cut file for this cute sign down at the bottom!)

Some of you might wonder why you would want to use a stencil instead of just using vinyl… I actually wrote up a whole post HERE. but the gist is if you want a nice distressed look or if you want to color match or don’t have the right color vinyl on hand! Oramask is cheaper than vinyl…so I totally recommend grabbing the 5 yard roll to have on hand! (and if you sign up for Expressions Vinyl emails they give you a 10% off code so even cheaper!

First…the oramask cuts like regular vinyl. You don’t have to reverse the image or anything. It has a backing and is sticky like vinyl. It feels a bit thicker than vinyl so …so make sure to do a test cut to guarantee a good cut. (cut on my Silhouette cameo! )

Next–weed like vinyl. Expect…you are going to weed away the part you want painted. I wanted to paint the words….so I took out each letter!

 

After it’s all weeded–Add the transfer tape to move it your project and adhere it easily. 

Before I peel off the backing..I like to play around with the fit on the frame so I can line it up just right!

 

Then peel off the backing and give it a good rub so it adheres great. (I love using this app tool! )

Peel off the transfer tape leaving the oramask on your project!

Time to add paint! I don’t add too much paint to my paintbrush…To prevent seeping under the vinyl. I just blot it on. (since it’s such a light pink…I did 2 coats…and wish I would have done one more!)

and for added fun…did the you in a gold!

After the last coat–peel up. I peel it up while the paint is still wet. and guess what….this stuff is AWESOME!  Vinyl is a good stencil….but I always had a little seeping around letters here and there. But when I pulled this off…each letter was CRISP!!! I am sold on oramask!

 

I sanded it down for a distressed look.

and now my cute sign is done! (wood frame tut is coming soon!)

So..did I love oramask??? WAY LOVE! It’s perfect. I honestly have never had crisper lines!

My sister was in town…so I thought I would get a cute picture of her daughter with the sign. (even though it was for a brand new baby gift!)

This is how well it went.

LOL! I did capture a good one of them both! 

For the free cut file:

The block font is Light of the mermaid

and the you is hand lettered by me on my ipad pro!

I added a little personalization because it was a baby gift! She actually posted this quote on her facebook page with the picture of her new baby!  It’s actually from this song:

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.