For my birthday, I asked my hubby for a Silhouette Cameo. A Silhouette is similar to a computer printer, but instead of printing, it cuts. It can cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, stickers and so much more. There are even add-on kits that allow you to make your own stamps or etch your own glass. What??? Etch your own glass? Serious. I have only scratched the surface of what this machine is capable of and I am excited to explore it more.
For J's art, I headed on over to the Silhouette Online Store to look for images to download. I knew I wanted an airplane and a car; I did a quick search and it brought up lots of great options. I settled on the following two images:
Once the images were downloaded, I used the Silhouette software to layout my picture.
Here is a close-up shot where you can see the car that has been cut out of the blue paper.
After carefully peeling the car image off of the cutting mat, I used double-sided tape to mount it onto orange and white chevron scrapbook paper. I then used one of my thrift store frames to complete the artwork.
And here is a picture of the airplane art I created in the same way:
I love how the final products turned out and can't believe how easy they were to make!
Here is a preview of the gallery wall we have planned for J's room.
Update: Here are a few more pieces of artwork that I created for my daughter's room using the same process. This time around, I chose to go colorful cutouts on a plain white background. So simple and easy, but they still make quite a statement!