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Monday, September 24, 2012

Halloween Sign Using Silhouette Cameo


Update: My project is featured on the Silhouette blog!!!


I'm having some fun with vinyl!  I've just gotten some vinyl for cutting with my Silhouette Cameo and I've found a new crafty must have!! Let me take you through the making of this sign.


I painted the wood, orange on the surface and black on the edges.


I designed the sign layout in the Silhouette Software.  I then cut it out of vinyl. I weeded the pieces of vinyl where I wanted to paint the sign.


I laid the vinyl carefully on the painted sign being certain to have all edges firmly tacked down.


Using a sponge brush, I applied the black paint. After it dried, I applied Top Emboss to the word "bewitchy" and sprinkled it with some WOW black glitter embossing powder, which I heat embossed.


I used WOW silver glitter embossing powder on the cauldron accent and to create the steam.  I also applied some black glitter to the edges of the sign. I lightly sanded the edges and some of the surface of the sign for a slight distressed look.

Here are some additional views




Now I can't wait to break out the vinyl and do some more designing!!

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36 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy your sign is fantastic i would love to have 1 to hang pride of place in my home!
    Thank you so much for joining Challenges 4 Everybody and good luck in the draw.
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

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  2. Stunning creation, thanks for showing us the steps and that one will surely brighten Halloween! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

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  3. Very nice Halloween creation. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

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  4. This is such a fun project! What a great way to decorate for Halloween. The design is wonderful and I love the distressed edges and the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries. I hope we see more of your art soon.

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  5. This is such a faublous creation for Halloween! Great design! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Make It Monday this week.... :)

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  6. fab creation very spooky thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge tracy x

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  7. Wonderful technique and project!! Lovely having you participate in the Creative Inspirations Challenge this week..

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  8. Wow great Halloween project and perfect for our Anything but a Card challenge at Come and Get It this week. Thanks for sharing with us and good luck in the draw. Regards Meighan

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  9. This is such a fabulous decorative item for Halloween - love how you designed it - saw it at MIM!!

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  10. This looks great. I love my Cameo and will make some projects for Halloween and Christmas.
    Eveline.

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  11. I love this!
    Jeanne Shipman

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  12. Very fun creation!!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digis!

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  13. Wow brilliant sign and will look great on the wall for halloween! Thank you for joining us at gingerloft this fortnight and good luck. HUgs

    NIKKI DT

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  14. Cathy, just popped over from the Silhouette blog - congratulations on being featured! Your sign is just marvelous :)

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  15. Found via the Silhouette blog - LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step. Happy Halloween! :)

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  16. Cathy,
    Awesome creation and it truly brings out the spirit of Holloween...
    saw your entry on MIM and dropped in to say how wonderful it has come out to be!!

    Love!
    Manu
    I would love to have more followers
    http://hands-full-of-art.blogspot.in

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  17. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #111 and #124.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

    Hugs,

    Julia




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  18. Cool plaque! I like that you showed the steps in the creative process. Saw you at Make It Monday....

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  19. Beautifula project. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

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  20. This turned out amazing! I love the glitter coming from the cauldron. Great project! Now I want to go get some vinyl and have some crafty fun today!!

    Thank you for entering the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky! Good luck!!! :)

    Heather
    Getting Cricky Design Team Member

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  21. I spotted your AMAZING project on the Silhouette Blog, and had to see it close up...LOVE everything about this! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with us!!!

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  22. Beautiful.. May I please ask what fonts you used?? Thankyou..

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    1. Thank you! Sure, the fonts I used are:
      Lavanderia - "happy"
      LD Hallmark - "Halloween"
      Mongolian Baiti - "eat, drink"
      Monotype Corsiva - "bewitchy"
      I played with the characteristics to get them to lay out just the way I wanted them.

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  23. Cathy, Great project, I have a Silhouette cutter but have never tried the vinyl. Thank you for the great how to and for sharing this with us on Art With No Boundaries.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  24. Is the "and" that you used on this plaque available on the silhouette website or is it a font you have? This is a great project. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes it is available in the Silhouette store. It is called "and flourish" and is by Echo Park. Here is the link: And Fluorish

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  25. Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your technique.

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  26. What a great creation for Halloween, I love the distressing and embossing, brilliant.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

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  27. Great sign and love the words too!

    Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    Helen x

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  28. thanks for sharing.

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  29. Super cool. Congrats on the Silhouette feature, that's awesome!! Also thanks for linking up and sharing your project with us at Paper Issues!!

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous Halloween Sign Cathy! So awesome you were featured on the Silhouette blog too!!

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  31. Wow, great sign! I am a bit confused though, you seem to have used the vinyl as a stencil but still keeping the inside bits of the letters in place, did you stick each unattached bit in separately by hand? (Like the centre of the O for example) or am I missing something? Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi and thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate your compliment! You're absolutely right about how I used the vinyl. I used it as a stencil. So what I did, while the vinyl was still attached to it's backing, I weeded out all the parts where I would want the paint to be able to apply. For instance the circle part of the letter "O" but left the center portion on the backing (did not weed it). This way when I laid it on the sign (using transfer tape) the areas where the vinyl existed (like the center of the "O") would not receive any paint. I hope this helps!

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    2. Many thanks for your reply, I think I get it now! I've not used vinyl yet in my new machine, I'll have a little experiment...

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