When I was creating my scrap wood scarecrow snowman, I knew it would be easy to assemble and paint. I was a little intimidated about painting the faces on them. I decided to add the vinyl faces for craft projects to the scrapwood scarecrow snowman with vinyl. You can find the cutting files for the vinyl faces for craft projects in Camilla’s Paper Creations store or you can order the vinyl faces for craft projects from All I Make or allimake.etsy.com. Use them for scrap wood scarecrow and snowman and much more.
After assembling and painting the scrap wood scarecrow and snowman, let it dry completely. When I painted mine, I did more of a “wash” paint job as I still wanted to see the grain from the wood though the paint. It is a scrap wood project after all. If you will be painting yours (more than just a wash), I would recommend letting is sit for several days. If you have time at least a week, before applying the vinyl. If you don’t have time to let it sit for the week, proceed with caution. Applying vinyl on a newly painted surface can damage the paint and pull up pieces of paint. If the paint has not had time to cure, I would try at all costs to use the masking tape type transfer to apply the vinyl. If you have the clear transfer, try to tack off the transfer before trying to apply. When tacking off, it is very, very, very important not to tack off the vinyl.
Painting After Vinyl Applied
After applying the vinyl to the scrap wood snowman scarecrow, I painted the inside of the carrot nose and the mouths. Just like you would if you were coloring a page in a coloring book. With all of the pressure taken off me to not mess the project up painting the face, I really enjoyed the project and the faces turned out cute and perfect.
I have used the same vinyl faces for craft projects for several other projects including glass blocks, pumpkins and jars that I filled with goodies to give to friends and family.