January 31, 2012

Everything Has Beauty - Silhouette Vinyl

Finally I get around to showing you what I did with this Silhouette file! You can go that post to download the free Silhouette file.

I decided to put it on a floating glass frame - one that could be left blank, or used with paper, a photo, or artwork underneath.

Lining up vinyl on glass can be difficult. This time, instead of measuring, drawing lines on the glass and paper, I centered the image and aligned them in Silhouette Studio, then centered them inside an 8x10" rectangle (which I made a light grey) and printed it out.

Make a template for lining up Vinyl on Glass

I centered the glass over the paper then taped it to keep it from shifting. It's hard to see here, but that's on the paper (no vinyl on the glass yet).

Place Glass on Paper

Tape Vinyl Template to Glass

Now with clear transfer paper it was a cinch to get in the right spot! Of course, I messed up on the last few letters because I cut them separately and just stuck them on later. Frosted Vinyl is probably the hardest to fix after the fact. It sticks well.

Vinyl Quote on Floating Glass

So simple. I love visual representations of quotes, and I think this one is perfect!

*This project uses Black Vinyl and Frosted Glass Vinyl and was cut on my Silhouette Cameo.


Unknown said...

Hi Maggie! Thanks again for letting me include your d.i.y. art piece in my frosted vinyl round-up. Here is the link if you want to drop by my corner of the blog-o-sphere and check it out: http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2013/04/22/anniversary-gift-frosted-vinyl-round-up/

The Thinking Closet