Birthdays here are pretty special. This is the one time of the year that we really splurge. It is just your day not Christmas were everyone is in the budget. So I asked Handy Hubby for a Silhouette Cameo. This post is not a paid advertisement or endorsement it is just my opinion and what I have learned along the way.
We purchased this product from Amazon and I was very pleased with price and service. It took a week to deliver however Amazon kept in contact with shipping and tracking information...Blaa blaa..okay lets get to the important stuff....What I have done with it!
First I did watch a lot of Youtube vids on this little power house.
I ordered the Designer Software with it. There were mixed opinions on what you could and could not do with out the expanded software. I also ordered an extra 12x24 inch mat.
My first project was cutting an imported stencil. I cut it from overhead projector sheets and Freezer paper.
I peeled the sheet from the mat not as hard as I thought it was going to be. (These mats are much more user friendly then my Cricut.) Pressed the stencil on to a square of washed drop cloth with warm iron.
Then stenciled with 1 part latex reject paint and 2 parts Martha Stewart Fabric conditioner. Waited for the paint to dry then peeled away freezer paper.
Love Love the results!
I did save this project to make that matching set.
Up cycle on a outdated cabinet door that I found at Habitat.
After removing the hardware and repairing the holes..
I sanded it down and put two coats of ASCP Cocoa ...
I used a roll of overhead projector film I purchased from Ebay. (10.5 inches by 50 feet.)
I measured my door and decided what size I wanted my art work to be. I choose a design with stencil letters and designs that would lift as one pc. Adding the insides of the letters just does not seem like fun. Mental Note with the silhouette you can make any font a stencil font with the knife application.
I like the roll film. It is pliable and softer than the standard copier sheets. Note to self be prepared to use painters tape to hold it in place or use stencil adhesive to make the Job easier and quicker.
When I had the stencil as I wanted it I finished the pcs off with a sanding and with AS clear Wax first then some dark to antiq.
I am very Pleased with this machine. I have a lot to learn on using the studio and I am always in search of new mediums . If you are considering purchasing one youtube and learn learn before you buy. You will see more projects from this
Much Love and Sunshine!