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FAQs about Patterns

By using one of the pre-designed patterns you can create signs and decor that will instantly add a touch of rustic refinement to your space. 

Our easy to use patterns are ready to download and can be used on a variety of surfaces including wood, fabric and chalkboards.


Find answers to some commonly asked questions about using our pre-designed patterns...

What does carbon or graphite paper look like?

In Canada, this is what a typical package of carbon paper looks like. 

carbon paper in Canada


What is the back and what is the front on a piece of carbon paper? 

The grey side of the carbon paper is the side you want touching the back of your pattern.  The black side of the carbon paper is the graphite and needs to be touching the surface you are transferring your pattern too. 

carbon or graphite paper


Where can I buy carbon or graphite paper?  

Carbon paper or graphite paper is commonly available at office supply stores.  You can also purchase through amazon here (please note this is an affiliate link). 


My new pattern is the wrong size.

Make sure that when you print your pattern that your printer scale is set to 100%.  


I would like to enlarge/shrink my pattern. 

You can change the size of your pattern by adjust the scale percentage at the printing stage.  You can scan a printed pattern and adjust the size. 


What type of paint should I use for my sign?

You can use any paint you like as most any paint will work for hand painted signs and decor.  My personal preference for distressed signs are non-latex paints (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint or a powdered milk paint such as Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint).  Paints that do not include latex sand beautifully and will give an authentic, aged look. 


Can I send in a picture of what I created using a Recreated Designs pattern?  

Absolutely!  I would love to see what you have created!  Pictures that are nicely lit and well photographed will be included as examples with that pattern you used.  If your picture is selected as an example of what you can create, you will be sent a coupon code for a free pattern to say Thanks!  Please send your photos to


What do I do if I have a problem with my download? 

Please note that technical service is not provided with your purchase.  There are many helpful tips and tricks located through the shop that should ensure you have a successful download. 


Do you offer refunds?

Due to the nature of the product, we do not offer refunds of any type.  Once you have made your purchase your digital download will arrive and you can begin using it immediately.