November 18, 2006Made these today.
1. Print out the lettering the font and size you want your text to read.
Tape it to a scrap piece of decal vinyl, paper print on top, vinyl face up underneath. Use an Xacto to cut the lettering THROUGH the paper and into the vinyl. When done, remove the paper print and "weed" the vinyl removing the letters, not the outside. This is your stencil.
2. Remove the backing from the decal and place it (it's now a stencil) on the floormat where you want it and adhere it by pressing it into the capet fibers. A shorter napped mat works better than the fuzzy ones for this.
3. Mask off the rest of the mat from the vinyl outward leaving only your design exposed. Spray a light coat of gray primer through the stencil from a right angle to the stencil. Spraying on an angle may force the spray under the edges of your design. The coat doesn't need to be thick, just "visible". It will just be a guide.
4. Remove the masking and the stencil and then "paint" in your lettering with rubberized craft paint similar to what I used. Patience and a steady hand are required.