Hmmm. It seems my nifty idea for my first Silhouette craft is not working out as well as expected. In fact, I'm on the third try. Here's hoping it's the charm. As I mentioned in Day 24's post, I want to make a piece of wall art featuring a Christmas scripture. I had no trouble whipping up a pleasing design to cut, but sadly, it did not cut quite as well as I had hoped (Rookie mistake: Small intricate cuts on heavy cardstock are not a good idea, I guess.) First try = fail.
I was not easily deterred, however, and decided that I could use the cuts as negative space. I bought a 16x20 canvas, and my paper was 12x12, so I figured I would paint the paper and canvas the same color and go from there. By leaving the space behind the paper unpainted, I would end up with white lettering on my navy background. However, a 12x12 piece of cardstock glued in the corner of a 16x20 canvas is glaringly obvious and so sadly, second try = fail, too.
Still hopeful, I decided to try a different tactic. I thought that perhaps I could use the cut cardstock as a stencil. I laid it out on the canvas and started daubing white acrylic paint on the stencil.
Ever the optimist, I know I can still make this work. My new plan is to beef up the font and try cutting it out in white this time. I'm also going to see if I can find some adhesive cardstock to speed the application process. Wish me luck!