Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Somebody Stop Me!

A naptime project...with vinyl! Woohoo! This was so much fun. The Wishblade will cut any true type font (TTF) so I found this free font online and went to town. The hard part is "weeding" the design, which I didn't realize my overhead light wasn't on until I was finished, so that may have had something to do with it. It was also difficult trying to center it on the tile, I had to remove/reapply about 3 times. It doesn't seem straight in the pic but it's the camera angle, it looks great in person. I'm sure there's a trick, that's my next google. I bought the tile from Lowe's, got the tumbled look so it's not a smooth finish. I inked around the edges with a dark chocolate ink and heat set it and glued dark brown felt to the back. The sides and backs of most tiles are not attractive so I think that helped make it prettier. I'm not going to seal this and see what happens, may need to do that on future projects, I'm still learning what the vinyl can tolerate on different surfaces.Anyway, LOVE how this turned out!! I'm almost finished with my next project: glass block, so stay tuned! :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Train Bank

You guessed it...more vinyl! When I get on something, I stay there until I'm tired of it (so you'll definitely see more vinyl through Christmas since I plan on a lot of vinyl presents, hehe). This is a train bank I made for a friend of mine's son. He loves trains and I imagine has every Thomas the Train gift there is so I went for something unique. I hope to find a $2 bill to drop in it tomorrow before I give it to him.
I used a smooth-side Ball jar (can find at HL), brown vinyl with a train pattern I made myself, and PP covered chipboard for the bank top. I tried to cut a coin slot in the metal lid insert but it didn't work very well.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More Vinyl Fun!

This pic is not the greatest but it was worse with the flash on. I made this train silhouette with my Wishblade and vinyl for ds's room. Then, I saw the bridge idea online and created it as well. I love it! It runs along the top of the cribrail and the best part is, when he transitions to the big boy bed, I can just peel it off. I love it!! Now on to my next vinyl project: glass blocks, pics coming soon.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Vinyl Words

I have had so much fun with my Wishblade lately!! I decided to make vinyl words to go around this picture group. I used Scriptina font for "Together" and American Classic font for "IS OUR FAVORITE PLACE TO BE". I usually like things centered but tried offsetting this for a different look. I really like how it turned out. The great part is, if I get tired of it, it's removable and I can try something different. Love love love it!! :)

I'll post the other things I've been working on later...they aren't quite done yet.