On some of the craft sites they have been talking a lot about using the baby wipe method to paint wood so that it looks stained. I finally took the time to look into it and try it. Wisconsin winters it can make it hard to spray paint and other methods of painting often leave brush marks. This method is quick, easy, and looks great.
Acrylic craft paint
15″ KNK Maxx
red capped blade Force 34
I basically took a baby wipe, dipped it in acrylic craft paint, and then wiped it over the board like you would stain, rubbing with the grain of the wood. Because I was using white paint I did several coats, sanding lightly in between each coat. It was so simple and so quick! I love being able to see the wood grain through the paint.
I designed the file in KNK Studio using fonts and basic shapes. The lines with circles are just a long thin rectangle and circles welded together. If you make one circle, click on layout and then array you can evenly space the circles. The arrow is made using a free font called arrow crafter. EDIT…just realized this file doesn’t have an arrow but check out the free font, it is awesome!
Then it was just a simple matter of using clear transfer tape and applying the vinyl to the wood. I like to allow any paint or stain a few days to dry, a minimum of 24 hours but longer if possible.