Ah summer - it has swept me away. I was shocked to see I’ve not posted for over an entire month! I’ve had my head stuck in a creative cloud and I’ve had company too. Creating and company - building memories and “stuff”, I’m in my element. I had my sister Nina to myself for an entire week - we had a phenomenal time.
I don’t know quite where to begin so I’m choosing to go with one of my projects that I have a photo for on hand.
Designer Paper - Boho Chic by Kristin Cronin Barrow
Girl with Birds silhouette - Barb Derksen
flowers - Barb Derksen
silhouette sketch pen
I try to recycle wherever possible and this project was no exception. I bought the plaque at a yard sale. It did not look like much when I purchased it, for sure - just a plain old scuffed up thing.
First I gave the wood a coat of white acrylic paint.
Next I measured and mapped out the shape for the background. I coated the surface of the wood with a layer of Modge Podge and then affixed Kristin’s beautiful and soft designer paper to it, smoothing with a credit card to remove any bubbles.
She really is lovely!
I scanned the girl silhouette from an old school book (1934) and then I traced her, sized her with birds, a random small butterfly and cut on my Silhouette Cameo and when the designer paper was fully dry I applied the vinyl cuts. I suggest you think about placement of your vinyl and perhaps lightly mark where you would like it to be ahead of time. I often make a “thumbnail” or small ‘sketch’ of what I think the project should look like in the end, even measuring each area.
Once my girl was placed I then made and added the scallop and sentiment. The sentiment was placed on some cardstock and is a combination of vinyl lettering (DREAM) and the middle text using a Silhouette Sketch Pen. I ♥ using my pens for text as I can make it fit whatever size I want.
At the end I embellished the scalloped sentiment with several layered flowers (a simple 6 petal design I made way back, but I added a hole in the middle for this project to accommodate the brads. I created a simple leaf shape to go with the blossoms.
Today I’m giving you this lovely girl and birds silhouette for you to use for your own projects - enjoy! You may use these for any projects you create and even sell, however if you use these for commercial purposes I would ask you credit me (donate if you’re feeling generous?) and link back to my blog please. I’m providing this in both a PNG format (for designers and digital scrapbookers) and also as a Silhouette cut file.
GIRL AND BIRDS PNG
GIRL AND BIRDS SIL FILE
This plaque was for sale at The Crow’s Nest but has sold. I hope to build another as I have another block just waiting!
Be sure to check back in a couple of days when I will be blogging another project using this Girl with Birds cut in a completely different way. Thanks for visiting!Blogger Labels: Dream,Little,FREE,memories,element,Nina,photo,Supplies,plaque,Designer,Paper,Boho,Chic,Kristin,Cronin,Modge,Podge,vinyl,Girl,Birds,silhouette,Barb,Derksen,flowers,exception,yard,sale,wood,paint,background,layer,card,bubbles,Cameo,placement,area,Once,sentiment,combination,text,Sketch,size,leaf,DOWNLOAD,FILE,Nest,Thanks,purposes,brads