This 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!
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
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.
2. 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.3. Add textural outlines to each letter with the heat engraving tool. Peel off the transfer sheet when finished.
4. Paint the party sign with black acrylic paint and let dry.
5. Outline and doodle on the letters with the paint pens. Finish by adding dots and other textural fills with the dimensional paint.