Showing posts with label Vinyl Project. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vinyl Project. Show all posts

Monday, October 19, 2015

Creepy Bride and Groom Silhouettes: Easy Vinyl Project

I get teased by my family for picking things up without a plan in mind...I can't imagine any crafter who doesn't experience this!  Maybe not the teasing but the picking up items without a plan. Or, the teasing. 

During the Summer I picked up a pack of metallic painted canvases at Michaels for 70% off. Two gold and two silver 8x8 originally 9.99 that I got for 2.99!  When I saw these creepy silhouettes in the ( no pun intended) Silhouette Online Store I knew what I wanted to do with my steal deal  canvases. 

This is such an easy project I didn't take pictures of the process because it's as easy as : 

  • Download images ($.99 each)
  • Size, cut with your Silhouette ( I have a Cameo) 
  • Apply to already painted canvas
  • Embellish
To embellish them I used metallic self adhesive rhinestones and washi tape. Easy Peasy

Friday, November 4, 2011

Indoor, Outdoor Autumn Lantern

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I know other people do this ( humor me and tell me you do!) ….pick up something because you see a project in it even if it’s not immediate? Like when I picked up an outdoor lantern at Lowes this Summer and only just decided what to do with it?
Autumn Lantern
When Pick Your Plum had a great deal on metallic vinyl, I couldn’t help myself. Copper, gold, chocolate brown…Yes please! I cut out some designs on my Expression using the Accent Essentials cart and put on each side.
Autumn Lantern (3)
Cut out a flourishy thing and several leaves in different sizes. Of course I couldn’t leave the candle that would go inside just plain. Remember that wood grain contact paper from Dollar Tree I used on my Give Thanks charger?  Cut some of that and wrapped around a plain candle, then added some KandCo scrapbook borders of maple leaves from the Tim Coffey “Fall” package to the top and bottom.
Autumn Candle
Finished that off with some wired bark ( an endless roll of which I picked up in the floral section of Michaels last year) . Not even sure if I’ll burn the candle ( unless we lose power on Thanksgiving which has been known to happen here in the PNW) .
Autumn Lantern (4)
For now, it’ll just be part of my Autumn décor. But I also wonder if Lowes still has these because I see a Christmas idea in my head!
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Martha Paint and Vinyl Makeover!

Michaels Rub Ons
Mr. Chocolate recently cleaned out his den and gifted me some framed pieces he replaced with other stuff. That plus a trip to Michaels 2 for $3 section gave me an idea!
I am in love with the Martha Stewart line of paints by Plaid. This frame was a plain black and I wanted to age it up a bit so I used Martha’s Satin finish Gray Wolf and dry brushed it.
Michaels Rub Ons
Nice and aged looking now! I also love rub-ons and Michaels has a whole new collection of them in their 2 for $3 section. I couldn’t resist these cutlery images:
Martha Stewart Satin Dry Brush
I cut the large fork, knife, and spoon, and put those on three sides of the mat from the picture that had been in the frame.  Then I chose a piece of scrapbook paper from my stash, and cut a cup image using the Wall Décor and More cartridge on my Expression. I cut the detailed image in brown and the shadow image in black. I put the shadow image on the paper and the detail image on top of the glass (slightly offset) to give it more depth.
Wall Decor and More Cup
Then using the same cartridge, I cut the phrase “café” in black and put this on top of the glass as well.
And now I have a new piece of art for my kitchen for the cost of about $1.50 since I had most everything on hand!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quick Monogram Tile

It should be evident by now that I’m a paper addict. While I may gravitate without thinking towards certain brands, I’m not exclusive. For me it’s more about do I like the pattern. Michaels had these paper packs 50% off ( I promise they are not paying me although they could if they wanted…hubs would like that!) :
Reg $4.49 so $2.24 after the 50% off, and with 24 pages, that’s less than $.10 per piece. I wanted to make a quick gift so I poked in my stash and pulled out a tile I picked up in a sale bin somewhere made of I don’t know what…MDF maybe…got out my Mod Podge and some embellishments and cut a letter from gray vinyl using the Wall Décor and More cartridge on my Expression.
Mod Podged the paper on the tile and roughed up the edges with an emery board. Applied the monogram and embellished with some self adhesive rhinestones.
This is the “tile”.
I wanted something else so I decided to try a rolled paper flower …something I never have any luck with but this time I was determined. It still unraveled a little in the middle and I didn’t like the hole it left but I was otherwise happy with it. So I “plugged the hole” with some iridescent Stickles! Just filled it up and now it has a sparkly center.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Vinyl Skull Charger and Candle

I love the chargers Michaels always has this time of year and last week they were 2 for $3. They come in the coolest colors and even though I thought I was early, black was all gone. Oh well. They still had the metallic chocolate brown!
The Cricut cartridge Wall Décor and More has a couple of great skull options. I used the plainer one since I knew I wanted to embellish it and cut it out using cream vinyl. Slapped that on the charger and then added a moustache from a package of moustache stickers I’d picked up for no particular reason.
Last week Michaels had all of their Recollections stickers and embellishments 50% off so I picked up a package of black swirly rhinestones. Two went on the skull’s head and two went on the rim of the charger. Easy peasy
I oopsed when I first cut the skull on my Expression and it wasn’t big enough. I didn’t want to throw away a perfectly good piece of vinyl but what to do?
 Why make a candle to go with my charger ‘course!
Mod Podged a black and white damask print scrapbook paper onto a glass candle, along with a taupe crackled scrap leftover from my altered bottles. Edged the top and bottom with K and Co self adhesive scrapbook stickers. Once the MP was dry, put the vinyl piece on and then added a rub on to the top. Kinda looks like a headband but it works. Embellished with some more rhinestone swirly thingies.
Finished off the top with a velvet ribbon scrap, twine, and a couple of stray beads.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Black and White Anniversary

Friends of my in-laws will soon be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. I think that’s such an awesome accomplishment!
They’ve been so sweet to my husband and me since we got married and I wanted to do a little something for them even though they said no gifts. The wife has always been known for her passion for black and white. So while the traditional 50th Anniversary color is gold, I had to honor her color preference. Plus hello… I love black and white so no brainer!
I had another wood plinth from when I made my Paris Plaque.
Wood Plinth
I painted it black and then Mod Podged a tone on tone grey damask print paper from Deja Views Sweet Romance collection on the back and a torn piece on front:
Decoupaged Plinth
Cut out “50” on black vinyl using my Cricut Expression ( Wall Décor and More cart)  and put on top of the torn side after my MP was dry. Went over the painted sides with white and silver RubnBuff and finished with black and white paper flowers, gold rhinestones ( there’s my traditional color!) and a vintage black and white button I’d picked up thrifting.
Mod Podge and Vinyl Plaque
For the card, I used a black and white flourish print paper from Me and My Big Ideas and layered chipboard accents from Colorbok’s Nocturne collection with a KandCo Elegance adhesive scrapbook border. Finished off with Recollections rhinestone swirls.
Black and White Anniversary
Black and White Anniversary Card Closeup
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