The SVG was one color, and that just would not do. Here is what I did. I cut a piece of redwood to about 7.5" x 9.5" (fence board is 7.5" wide, that was my limit). I lightly sanded the rough parts, painted it turquoise, and let it dry. Then I cut the SVG on my Cricut in vinyl (not mirrored). I applied the vinyl using transfer tape. I then painted the board white. After it was almost dry, I peeled off the vinyl. Little bits of the turquoise came off, but that added to the charm. I then sanded the edges and lightly in the middle to give an aged effect. I watered down acrylic paints and filled in with color. After that dried, I then gave the entire piece a coating of washed light brown. I really like how it turned out and I think this crafty friend will also. .
I'm using this project as my design team entry for Bitten By the Bug2 this week. Our challenge is to be creative with our die cuts - use them in unique ways, use embellishments on them, color them up, etc., almost anything goes. Link up your project HERE at BBTB2. Our talented hostess for the week is Laura from Handmade Papercrafts By Laura.