Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Using Your Silhouette to Make Stencils

Giveaway winners are announced on Facebook and sent an email by me so I can keep the blog clear for projects and such, but per request I'm going to let you all know that the winner of the Silhouette CAMEO is Shanda Bear and she has already contacted me to claim her prize. Congratulations Shanda!

However, if you did not win you can still grab a CAMEO and a fabric ink starter kit for a discounted price of $299 with code DANGCUTE. Today and tomorrow are the last days for the promotion, and we’ve been told that there are only a limited supply of machines.

If you already have a machine, you can use the same discount code (DANGCUTE) to get 20% off all fabric ink supplies.

In case you missed the tutorial on how to use those, you can see how I made some t-shirts with the fabric ink HERE.

I had such a great response from you guys with the Silhouette “How To” week, that I decided I’m going to try to post more Silhouette tutorials for you guys. They’ll be more step-by-step than this project today (sorry I made this a couple of months ago and didn’t take as many pictures along the way)
Last year I saw this frame and wreath that Amy of The Idea Room did and immediately fell in love.
I decided my hallway needed just that, so I went about making my own.
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I started out with
this frame that I picked up at my local thrift store for $8.
Original-frame
I removed the picture inside and the metal clip thingys that held it in place. I painted the frame with white spraypaint and sanded it a bit to distress.

I wanted to add the patterned glass etching to the frame, but didn’t want to spend the money to buy a stencil. Enter my handy, dandy Silhouette. Using vinyl, I cut out several pieces of the design I wanted, then applied the vinyl to the back side of the glass.
Vinyl-stencil
If you look closely, you can see where I overlapped vinyl pieces so the stencil covered the glass completely.
Stencil-overlap
Then I took some Krylon Matte Finish and sprayed the whole thing.
Once it dried, I removed the vinyl and voila!
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The wreath is hanging from a knob I picked up at Hobby Lobby.
For the wreath, I followed these instructions by Design Sponge.
Mine was made infinitely easier and faster thanks to my Accuquilt GO!Baby Cutter and circle die cut. I had to cut out over (300) 3” felt circles, and the GO!Baby made that SOOO simple.
Accuquilt
I love how light and airy it is!
Stenciled-Glass-and-felt-wreath
So pretty!
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Tam

11 comments:

  1. Love it! Congrats Shandra Bear!

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  2. It's beautiful! I was trying a few months ago to make a vinyl stencil on the silhouette for my wall. Unfortunately, I realized that since my walls are textured, I wouldn't get a good fit with the stencil and I wouldn't have nice crisp lines. I love how it turned out on the window. So gorgeous!

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  3. Oh. My. Goodness. I love this!! I actually have a frame almost exactly like that (even had just about the same lovely picture to begin with) that I got at the DI but totally messed up what I wanted to do with it, so now I am using it for this. How exciting!!!

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  4. Just bought a silhouette machine and waiting for it to arrive and the first thing I want to do is stencils. Can't wait!

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  5. I don't have a silhouette but I have a cricut, maybe I can do something like that. It's lovely, thanx for sharing!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  6. I am so excited to use my new machine! My projects are lining up!!
    I love the framed wreath look, and it has been something I've wanted to do for a long time!

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  7. Love it! All of it. :) I will definitely have to come back and look through Silhouette week. :) xoxo

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  8. I really like this! I am wondering what shape you used?

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  9. OmG!! is amazing!! And not so quickly work!! I love it!! But i prefer the big Shot to accquilt!! Big Shot have many different die and let you do many many thing!! However your blog is faboulos!!

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  10. Kassi, the shape is round_spanish_lace_C00182_20387.

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