It Is Well with My Soul Wood Sign DIY with Ikonart Reusable Silkscreen Stencils

Learn how to create a beautifully rustic “It Is Well With My Soul” wood sign easily using reusable silkscreen stencils and chalk paint.

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Now on to the project.

Years ago I made an “It Is Well With My Soul” sign on a canvas seen HERE.

That sign was very tricky and more difficult to make because I used decoupaged Bible pages and vinyl so I had to weed all the letters.

It was so pretty but so time-consuming to make, so I’ve never tried to make another one.  It’s hard to make a profit on something that takes hours to make, while still keeping the price reasonable.

Now that I’ve discovered an easier way to make signs that can be reproduced over and over again, I had to make another one!

It Is Well with My Soul Wood Sign

I also used a completely different font and used wood instead of a canvas, but the hymn lyrics are the same.

I started with a board cut to 11″ x 11″ size from Home Depot and applied wood stain, letting it dry overnight.

stained wood sign blank

Then I created the image of “It is well with my soul” lyrics in Pic Monkey.  You can save this image to make your own stencil.



Next, it was time to create a reusable silkscreen stencil with my Ikonart Stencil Maker.

The Ikonart Custom Stencil Making Kit allows you to turn any artwork you want into a reusable mesh stencil with adhesive on the back in three easy steps: Print, Expose, Rinse.
You can then use the custom stencils on wood, glass, ceramic, chalkboards, throw pillows, T-shirts, acrylic, banners, and clay to make your own custom home decor, screen printed shirts, awards, mugs, tumblers, signs, clay jewelry, and so much more.  Your only limit is your own imagination.
Ikonart stencils are reusable, repositionable, customizable, and easy to use.  They will save you a ton of time vs. weeding vinyl stencils.  And you don’t have to have any bridges like mylar stencils. The silkcreen mesh holds all the details in place, like the centers of letters or distressed artwork.

It Is Well with My Soul silkscreen stencil


I love the heck out of this stencil maker!

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I used chalk paint, but you can also use also use Screen Printing Ink for shirts, pillows, glass, or towels.

That’s the beauty of these silkscreen stencils.  They can be used on anything!

Here’s the finished sign.  The lettering came out so crisp and clean.  You can’t get that with traditional plastic stencils!

I attached a sawtooth hanger on the back and used a clear coat spray to seal and protect the design.

It Is Well with My Soul Wood Sign DIY

What do you think?  Do you love it as much as I do?

It’s available in my Etsy shop HERE.

It Is Well with My Soul Wood Sign DIY

The same day, I also made an “Amazing Grace” sign using the exact same method and supplies.

DIY Amazing Grace Wood Sign

This sign is available HERE.

Here’s the image for this sign if you’d like to make one for yourself.


Amazing Grace Hymn printable

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you liked this project!  Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day!

Vaya con Dios,


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  1. Amazing, decorations.I jealous for your skill.

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