So on Friday I shared the arrival of my new baby. Well not really a baby, my Silhouette Portrait. I guess I am acting a bit weird but I usually don't splurge on toys or electronics for myself and when I did I purchased a Silhouette Portrait and I'm babying it. The only projects I have completed have been vinyl labels so I wanted to try something different. I have seen several different date art pieces floating around Pinterest and other blogs and I love it. It's simple but holds sentimental value.
My new found friend and fellow blogger Lauren from The Thinking Closet started a year long challenge back in Janurary. A Silhouette Challenge that is. 12 new projects in 12 months. Sounds fun huh?
Well I'm a little late to the party but better late than never. It was a perfect time to try out my date art. I couldn't wait to try something new but I didn't want to stray to far from my comfort zone. So I stuck with vinyl but instead of using it as a decal I used it as a stencil. I created several stencils and cut them into pieces to create some canvas art.
My materials were:
- large blank canvas
- my cut vinyl/stencils
- different colored Sharpie markers
At first I thought I would use paint for the stencils but then I wanted different colors and really thought that might be messy and time consuming so I went to a slightly different plan.
There is a lot of color there!! I tried to go for an ombre of blues, greens, and yellows. I just colored in the stencils. Easy Peasy! Another bonus of not using paint is there is no drying time. That means as soon I was done coloring I ripped the stencils off and was left with big colorful numbers with clean crisp lines. Perfection! The dark colored Sharpies did bleed a little but I liked the final look. You can see the coloring lines in the numbers and that reminds me of Eric Carle books. This would be cute to
How about that? Easy, no mess, no fuss, colorful art. I know it's simple and some may even say it's just numbers but to me it's the greatest dates of my life. First date, marriage, and my three children's births. And of course after those days we have lived happily ever after.
Now that I have shown you my project I created with the help of my Silhouette let's link up to some other fabtastic blogs and see some more Silhouette inspired pieces.
Budget-Savvy Spring Sihouette Make - We Love CardsPaint Chip Spring Ornaments - Coley's Corner
D.I.Y. Vertical File Folders (Martha Stewart Home Office Knockoff with Free Cut File) - Whole New Leaf
Anchor's Away! A Fabric Applique Silhouette Tutorial - Lil' Mrs. Tori
D.I.Y. Subway Art Canvas & Free Cut File - The Thinking Closet
"Different Is Good" Autism Awareness Tee - Tried and True
A Gift! - For 'Just a Little Nutty' - An Elegant Touch
Mother's Day Celebration - Creative Turn
Please check out my fellow bloggers! They each have a great post. So I want to know who else is cutting their way through life? Have a project your working on? Already finished? Share it!