The other day I took a trip to the fabulous and very addicting Cost Plus World Market. I was having withdrawals because I hadn’t been there for about a month. 🙂 I of course left with a cart full of goodies, including two of these pretty glass canisters.
If you don’t have a World Market in your area, don’t fret because you can check them out online! Just be prepared to spend a while browsing because they have too much fun stuff! Right now (through 6/30) you can receive 10% off your online order with code “WM410”.
Anyway, back to today’s fun project. I recently purchased a set of Silhouette Sketch Pens and had been anxiously waiting for a spare minute to learn how to use them. I’m not being compensated at all to say this, but I’m happy to announce that the pens are truly awesome! I was so amazed while watching it work on my vinyl. I have to admit, though, that I kept clenching my teeth, worried that it would mess up and I’d have to start all over. But the design turned out flawless, as you can see in the picture below.
-Clear Acrylic Matte Coating
- To create the “chalkboard look” if you’d like, spray a piece of vinyl with chalkboard spray paint and let dry completely. If you don’t want that look, just use any color of vinyl.
- Open Silhouette Studio to design your labels.
- Choose a frame from the Silhouette online store or from your existing designs. Mine came free in my downloads with the purchase of my machine. The dimensions are 3.57″x 5.375″.
- Add your font and flourish. I used the “Lavanderia Regular” font (dimensions 2.37″x 4.135″) and a “flourish” from the Silhouette Shop with Design ID “13646”. The flourish dimensions are .460″ x 3.255″.
- Remove the blade from your machine and insert a sketch pen (I used a white one to make it look more like chalk against the dark background). Insert your vinyl, click the “Send to Silhouette” icon and then click “Cut”. **Important: Don’t remove your design from the machine when it’s done.
- Remove the text and flourishes from your label designs in Silhouette Studio (just click and drag them from the cutting area). Be careful not to move the frames.
- Now take out your sketch pen and replace it with your blade again.
- Click “Send to Silhouette” and then “Cut”, and the machine will now cut out your frame/outer edge.
- **Be careful not to touch your design. It will smudge until you do Step 10!
- Spray the top of your vinyl design with Clear Acrylic Matte Coating (I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby) and let dry completely. This will create a protective layer to guard against smudges on the design.
- Now apply your designs to your jars, fill, and admire!