My project for today has a Halloween theme (scroll down to view) – but, hey, who says it has to stay that way?
I took the project and gave it another twist. (And here comes my bragging moment…) My daughter is in the Homecoming Court this year, so I used that theme to create this page using Black Magic – Awake:
So this is what it looks like back-lit with string lights:
One more in Black Magic – Freeze:
I had to use a photo from my son’s last school dance (my DD’s homecoming is next weekend). I put my paper piercing tool under the black layer along the photo’s edge to make a photo holder. I then used a Quickie glue pen to hold it in place. This color did not show the light through as well as the other colors, so I don’t recommend it for that purpose. But no matter; the color is a beautiful contrast to the black!
My lessons learned from this project:
- Use objects with straight edges if you’re short on time.
- Be prepared to be patient if you decide to do graphics or lettering with lots of direction changes, rounded edges, and/or small sections. It takes more work, just like weeding vinyl around fine details.
- Every color seems to have a different amount of thickness to the black layer or perhaps its the adherence between the black and colored layers. It may take some adjustment to get the settings exactly right. Test cuts are a must.
- Wizard and Hypnotic are the best peelers.
- Shazam, Freeze, and Awake are the next easiest to peel.
- Mistakes can be covered up with a multi-liner in most instances.
- Nearly any other mistakes can be hidden by sanding the paper around the cut-outs.