Rustic Cruiser Bike Art Tutorial:
1. Cut wood board to length desired. We used leftover fence boards. Cut two pieces of woods to the height desired when all lengthwise piece are laid side by side. While lengthwise pieces are laid together with the backside up, nail the vertical pieces to each board. Nail twice on each board.
2. Choose an image to make into a stencil.
3. Using the Silhouette Cameo software, outline image. Click here for a you tube video on how to transfer an image to you Silhouette Cameo software and outline the image.
4. Once you have the image outlined, re-size the image to your dimensions. I made mine about two-thirds of the totally artwork dimension. I used the 24 inch cutting mat. In order to make the stencil the correct size, I cut the top half of the stencil first and then the bottom half. I fit the top and bottom together on the boards once both were cut.
5. Cut out on vinyl. Put on board.
6. Stencil with paint. I used acrylic.
7. Remove stencil and fill in the gaps with paint. For instance, the software did not pick up the bike spokes. I used a pencil to lightly sketch in the spokes and then painted with aluminum colored acrylic.
8. I made the frame using plans from Ana White’s site. Click here for instructions.
9. Paint/stain and attach with nails to artwork. Hang
Hope this was helpful. Thanks for visiting.
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