Large Silhouette Stencils With Registration Marks
I had some time to myself yesterday while the kids were outside sledding in the snow and felt inspired to do a little painting.
Actually, the truth is, I started this months ago for my youngest and was feeling more than a little guilty that it still wasn’t finished.
I made one for my oldest over the summer and they’re meant to be a set, since they share a room.
We’re a hockey family over here…can you tell?
There’s a video below for those of you that ask about how I do these huge pieces (this one is 2 foot square!)
But again, truth is…it’s a long process…
I start with a photo, that I turn into a “cartoon”.
Then I “trace” it in my Silhouette software by color. I keep it to four colors: white, light grey, dark grey, and black.
Then I break the tracings up into smaller pieces since my CAMEO will only cut 12″ across, adding registration marks along the way to help me get everything back together again in the right spot.
Here’s a look at just one of the layers in my software…split into pieces.
See what I mean? It’s kind of a lot.
So if you’re a Silhouette owner and want more tips for doing this on your own, feel feel to ask, but for everyone else, enjoy this sped up peek at how I spent my snow day!
PS Give me a thumbs up when you see my #18 come to life!
Nikki, In Stitches
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