3D with the Silhouette

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More Silhouette love today :) Loved this 3D posy flower download when i laid my eyes on it, gotta have it!! Cut it out EASILY with the Silhouette SD machine & sponged the edges with some Tim Holtz 'Old Paper' Distress ink. Not too sure where the blue cardstock came from (blame it on stashing too much products!) , the background stamp i used on it is from Papertreyink 's background basics: retro set. The patterned paper is PTI's Bitty Dots basic & sentiment stamp is from my beloved Heroarts 'thinking of you' stamp set.

Just finished a glass etching + vinyl art combo on my mirror...photos soon!
And a quick tip for when your Silhouette cutting mat loses its stickiness, u can stretch its usage! Here's what you do:

1. Clean the mat with water & a little soap (use a soft brush to get rid of little remaining pieces that maybe stuck on the mat)
2. Air dry or if you're impatient like me use a cloth that doesn't have the fuzzies coming off (if u get what i mean :) )
3. Use a Jumbo sized Zig 2 way-glue pen & go over the surface of the mat
4. THIS part u have to air-dry in order for the mat to have a repositionable sticky surface.
5. Voila!! u have a good as new cutting mat!

ps: i've used this technique about 4-5 times on my mat now & am still using my first mat. Have yet to break out the 2 news spare ones as yet...go figure.

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