Carved Smoothfoam Party Sign

carved smoothfoam party celebration signThis carved Smoothfoam party sign is perfect for a graduation, birthday, new promotion or any kind of celebration. It’s a fun and whimsical way to congratulate the guest of honor on a wonderful accomplishment. Not only does it combine several of my favorite trends right now – chalkboards, marquee letters, word art and Dr. Seuss – but it would also be right at home on your Fourth of July picnic table!

Supplies:

2” x 12” x 36″ Smoothfoam sheet – cut to 2″x 12″ x 5″ piece
Sulky Stick’n Carve Printable Transfer sheet
Hot Wire Foam Factory Hot Knife & Mini-Scroll Table & Engraving Tool
Elmer’s Painters Paint pens – fine tip white, blue, red, yellow
Scribbles 3D Dimensional Paint – White
Acrylic paint – black
Paint brush, plastic dish

Instructions:

1.  Click here to download* my original “WooHoo You!” artwork and print it out on the Sulky transfer sheet. Trim the Sulky to fit the Smoothfoam sheet. Peel off the backing paper and press the transfer sheet onto the Smoothfoam. Poke pilot holes with the hot knife into each area of the block that will be cut out.
sulky transfer sheet on smoothfoam2.  Carefully carve out the design on the mini-scroll table. Unthread and re-insert the wire into each pilot hole to make each interior cut.cut smoothfoam with hot wire scroll table3.  Add textural outlines to each letter with the heat engraving tool. Peel off the transfer sheet when finished.
add texture to smoothfoam with heat carving tool4.  Paint the party sign with black acrylic paint and let dry.
paint smoothfoam sign black5.  Outline and doodle on the letters with the paint pens. Finish by adding dots and other textural fills with the dimensional paint.

doodle on smoothfoam with paint pens* You are permitted to use my original artwork ONLY for your own personal project or a gift/donation. It is a copyright violation to use my original artwork on items you intend to  sell. Thank you!

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