Silhouette Black Friday Sale + Reindeer Names Art Tutorial

Silhouette is having a HUGE Black Friday Sale
https://www.silhouetteamerica.com/black
 If you have been wanting a Silhouette machine, now it is the time to buy it or hint big time to your loved one that they better buy it now. ­čÖé 
Here are the details of the sale:
  •       
    A
    Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, a dust
    cover (the color is decided by Silhouette), a $25 download card, a
    hook,
    a scraper, a spatula, and a pick-me-up® tool for $229.99. Retail price
    for all of this would total $406.93
    (over 40% savings!)
  •        
    A
    Silhouette Portrait®, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, a
    dust cover (the color is decided by Silhouette), a $25 download card, a
    hook,
    a scraper, a spatula, and a pick-me-up® tool for $129.99. Retail price
    for all of this would total $286.93
    (over 40% savings!)
  •        
    A
    Silhouette CAMEO®, a Silhouette Portrait®, and two $25 download cards
    for $299.99. ThatÔÇÖs right: If you buy a Silhouette CAMEO┬« at full price,
    you
    get two $25 download cards and a Silhouette Portrait® ABSOLUTELY FREE!
    Retail price for all of this would be $406.93
    (over 40% savings!)
  •       
    40% off consumable products at silhouetteamerica.com.
    This excludes machines, subscriptions, download and gift cards. Cannot
    be combined with any other offers. Rain checks not available. 
  •        
    FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
 In order to get the promotional deals, you must use the Promo Code: GLIMPSE at checkout.

You can definitely do some fun stuff with a Silhouette machine. 
I have a Silhouette Cameo and here is my latest project that I made with the help of my machine. 
Reindeer Name Art:
Here’s the how to:
 Supplies:
-Canvas
-Vinyl (12×12 sheet for this project)
-Paint
-Paint brushes
-Silhouette Machine
-Computer to use Silhouette Softward
To start, I opened my Silhouette software and designed what I wanted to cut out onto the piece of vinyl.

When I was happy with the layout, I loaded the vinyl into my machine and cut.
I gave my canvas a clean coat of white paint and let it dry.
My canvas was a 14×14 size canvas, so I measured in 1 inch on all sides since my piece of vinyl was only 12×12. This way it would be centered on my canvas.
Then apply the vinyl to the canvas. 
I was only using the negative image since I was using the vinyl as a stencil, so be sure to keep the inside pieces of all the letters! 
Be sure to rub and smooth out the vinyl to make sure it sticks to the canvas well so minimize paint bleeding under it. 
I painted the reindeer at the top brown.
Be sure to start with the paint brush on the vinyl and brush into the design. This will help minimize bleeding.
I painted Rudolph’s name red for his red nose of course.
Then I painted the other reindeer names green.
I gave a couple coats to everything.
Since I had an inch open on all sides, I painted that area red to make a border.
I added some white polka dots for a little whimsy.
I also touched up the reindeer and the names a little when I took the vinyl off if there were areas that did bleed.
I outlined the border in black along with the white dots. 
I didn’t care if they weren’t perfect lines or outlines because I wanted it to look like I freehanded them.
I love how it came out! 
Can’t wait to hang it up for the holiday season!
See… a Silhouette is so easy to use!! 
So pop on over to Silhouette for the Black Friday Sale
Remember to use the promo code: GLIMPSE at checkout!!!

allison

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  • Monica
    November 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    This canvas turned out so cute. Now you've got me thinking I need a Silhouette machine ­čÖé