Okay, so yesterday I showed you Shirley's makeover, using my Silhouette.
This tutorial is probably pretty basic and boring for most of you, but bear with me. I'm pretty new to this vinyl thing, so maybe there are some of you out there like me!
What you need:
- transfer paper
- something to rub your vinyl on with - I use my pampered chef pan scrapers
Start off, using your trusty Silhouette software, to type out the words you want to use. Use various fonts and sizes. I also added a few little designs.
One thing I love about my Silhouette, is that when using vinyl, I can just insert it directly into the machine. No need for a cutting mat! I love saving time anywhere I can! Cut your vinyl. I did two different colors using the same designs/words.
Once my vinyl was cut, I cut it up into smaller pieces to remove the negative space. Maybe it's just me, but sometimes when peeling up the negative space, my letters want to go with it, so I find it easier to do it in smaller pieces.
Once I'd done that, I arranged my smaller pieces back together, and peeled off the sticky part of the transfer paper, and pressed it onto my vinyl. I use my pan scraper to really make sure it's on there good.
Then I once again cut my words individually, and started figuring out where I wanted them on my sewing machine. Take the transfer paper off; your vinyl should be stuck to it. Place it where you want, and rub it on there good. Again, I used my pan scraper.
This is halfway through. Keep on truckin'!
And all done!
Isn't she fabulous?
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