Thursday, 16 January 2014

Laundry Room Art

I broke out my Silhouette Cameo machine after a long time and created some fun art for out laundry room.


There are different variations of this floating around the net.  When I first saw it I knew I had to do it because it is completely true in my household!

I designed the sign in the Silhouette software and cut it out on grey vinyl.

After cutting it, the next step would be to weed the design.  This means to remove the unwanted vinyl so just the design is left on the backing paper.  Now I should have done some research on how to do this as I had some trouble.. as I peeled the excess vinyl, it got stuck on itself and started pulling up the letters..

Weeding trouble
I decided to cut out each word and weed them separately so I wouldn't be working with big pieces of vinyl.  I lost a couple letters still but quickly cut those again

All weeded
Now I had to transfer over to the canvas.  It would be a bit more work since I had to place each word and line up as I went a long.. Instead of using my transfer paper I used some washi tape. Basically I took a strip of tape, pressed it along one word and carefully peeled back.  The letters stuck to the tape.

Next I placed the tape on the canvas and rubbed the word down with a credit card.  Then slowly peeled back the tape.  If the letter didn't stick I would just burnish the letter a bit more.

And repeated for each word.


So some cute art for our newly finished laundry room..I should learn how to do the weeding the correct way so I'm able to keep the sign one big piece. That would allow for more complicated word art pieces. Something to add to my list of things to learn!
I'll be linking up to some parties on my party page. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh this would be perfect in MY laundry...I want one! LOL


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