Saturday, July 9, 2011

Twilight crafts

I aquired some Twilight cut files a while back and have been dying to do something with them.  I can't remember where I got the files but the designer is fantastic!  I love them to pieces.  My MIL is a fan so for her birthday I altered a t-shirt and a tote for her.
I cut the designs from freezer paper using SCAL and my cricut.  After weeding I transfered the design to the fabric and ironed it on.  This was more tedious than I let on but well worth the effort.  Apply fabric paint with a brush and let dry a little before removing freezer paper.  Taa-daa!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Vinyl Wall Art

I'm trying very hard to get back into the swing of things.  To find the positive and come out of this a better person.  To help achieve this I've been doing some decor projects that I've been meaning to do for a while.  We're a Disney family.  My husband and I met while we were both working at the Magic Kingdom.  On our living room wall we have a set of four Disney World prints.  Each one represents one of the parks.  I added a quote from Walt Disney along the top: 'To all that come to this happy place: welcome.'  I thought it was very appropriate.  I want my home to be a happy place and I want people to feel welcome in it.  Looking at it reminds me to be happy.
I used white contact paper to cut out the phrase with SCAL.  The fonts used are inspiration, orange grove, and waltograph.  Once cut I colored the contact paper with alcohol inks before I weeded.  I didn't have any transfer tape so I tried blue painter's tape.  It worked but it was a massive pain to get the phrase to stick to the wall and not the tape.  Have to de-tack the tape even more than I did.  But after some patience I succeded.  I'm thinking about adding some mickey heads but we'll see.