Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a fun tutorial that uses digital cut files as templates for wood burning. Some days I feel like the only crafter who doesn't own an electronic cutting machine. I often click through the Digitals Section of the Clique Shop to admire, with a bit of envy, all the super cool designs that are available. I selected several festive cut files and processed them in a fun old school way. I resized and printed the .PNG file, and after a little bit of hand tracing using carbon paper, I was ready to design with a digital file. Once I burned the images onto a wood plank, I colored the piece with watercolors and pencils. This piece was fun to make and can be easily personalized to match any decor.
Step 1. Resize the .PNG digital cut files to fit the project surface and print. I chose a 5-inch by 10-inch wood plank for the base of my project. Place a piece of carbon paper, black side down, under the printed cut file patterns and trace around the images with a pencil. Have fun piecing together several files to create your own unique design. I used the Holiday Phrases, Thank You Jar, Just Chillin', and Merry & Bright Wreath Cut Files.
Step 2. Use a wood burning tool to burn over the pencil lines. If you don't have a wood burning tool, try completing this step with a marker or paint pen.
Step 3. Color the design with watercolor paint and pencils.
Step 4. Apply glitter glue over the painted designs to add a touch of sparkle to the finished project.
I hope I have inspired you to use cut files in a different way! Happy Holidays!
Clique International Supplies:
Holiday Phrases Cut File
Thank You Jar Cut File
Just Chillin' Cut File
Merry & Bright Wreath Cut File
Amy Tangerine Brave and Bold Watercolor Set
Nuvo Brilliantly Vibrant Watercolor Pencils
Other Supplies: Bark Edge Wood Plank: Walnut Hollow; Stickles Glitter Glue: Ranger; Carbon Paper
Hello my crafty peeps! It is Ali here with you today sharing a layout I created with the wonderful Sampler Kit | Vicki Boutin Color Study | American Crafts and the Add-on Kit | Vicki Boutin Color Study Paper Pack | American Crafts . Can we talk about the vibrant and bold colors in these kits! I am in love and I have to say this is my favorite Vicki Boutin line, hands down!
This fun picture was taken of Vicki and me at a Crop and Create event in Canada. We had so much fun with the photo props and this one just makes me smile every time I see this picture of us. I had a hard time choosing what paper to use for my layout, so I decided to use every paper in her collection and fill this fun flower cut file. I love how it displays all the papers in her collection.
I used her foam title stickers for the title of my layout and embellished with cute little foam dot and heart stickers to frame the flower. I always use foam tape to pop my cut files and give it more dimension. I also popped our picture, so it stood out on the bright and bold background.
If you have not already, go check out the Clique Shop for all these fun Spring kits! So many fun ones to create with!
I hope you enjoy this layout as much as I do. Cheers to another happy craft weekend!
Love, Ali xoxo
Hello my crafty peeps! It is Ali here with you today sharing a layout I created for the Let's go challenge using the Just Plane Fun line from Fancy Pants. I was waiting for that perfect line to use with one of my favorite travel photos. We were headed to Utah to attend an event at Doodlebug Designs and I asked the stewardess if I could take a picture of the pilot in the cockpit. She went to ask him and before I knew it I was sitting in the co-pilot's seat. How cool is that! I was amazed at all the controls and how tight it was too sit in that seat.
I used a cut file from Paige Evans and backed the plane using the Just Plane Sampler kit. I added wooden veneer people to fill the seats of the plane and love that you can see them through the windows made of vellum. Vellum was also used in the backing of all the clouds. I made the top clouds into shakers and outlined all the clouds with Stickles.
I added enamel dots to the background and a few die cuts from the Just Plane Fun Sampler kit. The kit is on sale in the shop. It's such a great line for all your travel pictures. I am excited to have more plane fun creating with this line.
I really miss traveling and hope to be on a plane again real soon. In the mean time I will be scrapping all my travels and keeping the memories close!
Safe travels my friends!
Love, Ali xoxo
Hello Clique friends!