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September 9, 2013

Halloween Decor


I know I am a wee bit early for Halloween, but Halloween is my very favorite holiday!!  I love to decorate - well everything Halloween!!!

Lori here from Scrappin My Stress Away.  Today I am excited and honored to be featured at The Bug Bytes!!!


I found these 8x8 metal tiles at Michaels in the Dollar Bin for $2.  They were 40% off and I was prepared to sand and paint over them.  To my great surprise, the design was a sticker that was super easy to remove!!!  I went back and picked up a couple more...well maybe more than a couple!!


I designed this myself on my Cameo.  I saw something similar on Pinterest, but I downloaded the font and stretched an image from the Silhouette store.  I always feel like I am cheating using someone else's designs from the Silhouette store as I love creating my own things.  I am just not as savvy yet on the cameo as I am on the Gypsy!!


I cut out my design in vinyl (for some reason I have a TON of lavender vinyl) using the vinyl settings on my cameo.  I also keep a separate blade for vinyl set to 2.  My cardstock blade is set to 3.  This extends the life of my vinyl blade.


After burnishing the vinyl, I peeled it up using transfer tape.


I did not take enough pictures of each project so excuse me as I jump back and forth with designs to keep the tutorial making sense.  My second project was made using an image I purchased from the Silhouette store (above) and I cut it in Square 1 Masterpiece (instead of vinyl this time but used the same settings and blade).


So, after burnishing and getting the vinyl (or square 1) on the transfer tape, I burnished it down onto the metal tile.


I painted over the vinyl with white acrylic paint.  I painted 2 light coats.  I wanted a streaky chalkboard look.


I peeled the square 1...


and vinyl off the metal.


I painted a bit of black on the edges.


I added some black dots to give movement to the witch.

I spray sealed them so the paint would not chip off and they are ready to go!!

Thanks Pam for having me over today!!!   I hope you have a wonderful fall!!!


7 comments :

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, Lori! This is awesome!!! Very soon you'll be the pro using your Silhouette as you are using your Gypsy!!!

Karon said...

Oh my goodness - these are fabulous. I love the idea of painting over the lettering then removing them! Wonderful idea. TFS

Charlotte C said...

These are great!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great project Lori! Thanks for sharing today.

Michelle said...

Great project Lori!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Those looked awesome! I just love how you distressed the edges of the canvass

danita k said...

I enjoyed looking at you projects, they are really whimsical!!! You're never too early to craft!! lol

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