Happy Friday everyone!!
I would have done this post as a Crafty Quickie – but it wasn’t all that quick. Slightly painstaking, actually. But fun regardless!!
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For her younger son’s first birthday, my cousin requested my help with her party theme. She was throwing a Winnie the Pooh bash, and wanted a recreation of this Winnie the Pooh chalkboard art she found at Crosswhite Photography.
I can draw, but I wasn’t sure I was that talented. And why draw when I can cut?? 🙂 My Cricut and my Silhouette teamed up together for this project.
I ordered the chalkboards on Amazon and Googled for the images I needed to replicate the boards she saw.
First I had to use Picmonkey to clean up the images a little bit. I adjusted the sharpness and contrast to get a crisp black and white picture of each scene, and used the cloning tool to erase unnecessary lines. Once I had a pretty crisp image, I was able to open it in my Silhouette program.
I used the trace method to create an outline for the silhouette to cut. I did have to go in and edit some points to make as few little cuts as possible, which was tedious. Then I cut the image out in white vinyl.
Weeding the vinyl was another sticky process. That’s where you separate the parts you want from the excess parts you don’t need. I peeled off the inner portions to leave the outline, and applied my Transfer Tape.
I use my bone folder to smooth the vinyl down onto the chalkboard, and slowly peel the tape off.
Here are the finished products!
Do you have a favorite childhood book?
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