Auto-traced Fountain with rhinestones

My most favorite thing to do with my KNK Studio (and MTC) is to auto-trace. The image I used for this project I bought from www.canstockphoto.com, a photo site that has a lot of silhouettes. This one came from a page of garden things. It reminded me of a beautiful fountain I saw in Puerto Rico last year.
With Sandy’s help, I broke apart the image after tracing, so I had 3 different images: the fountain itself, the flamingo and the water. I used the “Segment Edit” to take out the parts I didn’t need in each image. For the fountain, I used the Ginsu knife to cut the imagine in half, copied the side I kept, reversed it and welded it together. For the flamingo, I edited it and then closed the path to make it whole.
For the water, I was able to delete the fountain and flamingo, so only the water was left. I then used the rhinestone feature to make my circles. It is important to make sure all images fit together before doing the rhinestone template. I ironed on the vinyl first, then added the rhinestones on top.

Since I always have to use a pattern in more than one project, I shrank the pattern, redid the rhinestone template and used it on black cardstock for a page in my cruise album with the pictures of the fountain:

Materials used:
black glitter iron on vinyl
pink glitter iron on vinyl
light aquamarine SS10 rhinestones
light blue SS10 rhinestones
T-shirt
black cardstock
gold wall vinyl
crystal SS10 rhinestones

23 thoughts on “Auto-traced Fountain with rhinestones

  1. Barbie, what an awesome job you did. I love how everything turned out. the gold fountain looks
    stunning with the colors on your scrapbook page. Bet you get lots of compliments on the t-shirt too.
    You go girl!!!!!

  2. It’s been so much fun watching what you the team comes up with. Yours is no exception! I love the creativity of using the rhinestones for water!

    • Thanks Shirley. I agree that everyone is so creative and it’s fun seeing all the different techniques.

  3. Way cool. I still haven’t done rhinestones, but they are on my to do list. It is so much fun to see what others are making.

    • I used over 400 rhinestones on the T-shirt Nancy and it was so simple. Once I learned “how’, rhinestones are my favorite thing to do!

  4. I love the way you incorporated several techniques in creating this design. And it turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing. I’m loving this group!

    • Thanks Rhonda. When I saw the design, I knew this was how it needed to be done. I love the way it sparkles light light on the water.

  5. Barbie, the T-Shirt and card are both stunning! Love the rhinestones! I’m just about to try doing rhinestones myself so was wondering what size circles you used on your template and what spacing? I think the last suggestion I saw for SS10 was 3.4 for circles and 5 for spacing.

  6. Barbie, you have definitely developed “the rhinestone-eye” when you look at a design. This is a terrific use of rhinestones. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  7. Barbie, I LOVE IT!!! You are so CREATIVE!! I never would have thought of using rhinestones this way! THANKS for sharing!!

  8. really like how you used two different mediums to put in the same design. This is very inspirational.

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