I recently added a new cut out to my line. "Love is in the air" This cut out can be altered in any way and makes a fun addition to any home decor!
So I thought it would be fun to show you how I alter my wood pieces. I've found it to be the quickest and easiest for me.
In adhering paper to wood I have a few favorite adhesives that I've used. I love Goldens gel medium, UHU glue stick, and Scotch tacky adhesive. In the sample I used the gel medium. After applying the adhesive and paper use a brayer or very firm pressure with your fingers to smooth out the paper and to get it to adhere really well.
I like to cut the paper out around the shape about 1/2"-1" away. If the piece has many curves like the letters here then I like to snip the paper up to the edge of the wood about every inch or so. To get the excess paper off I like to use a thick nail file. I like the kind they use when you are getting your acrylic nails done. Holding the wood piece with the top facing you take the file at a slight angle and file down on the edge of the wood. Do not go back and forth, because this will tear the paper. As you file down the paper should come right off. This gives you a nice clean edge. The thinner paper does come off easier, but this does work with the heavier paper also.
This is what it will look like from the top. On the sample there are some tighter spots that the thicker file won't fit into. For this I use a emery board. The thinner the better. These seem to bend a bit and can work well in the tight areas.
Have fun with this and enjoy.