We've had construction going on here!
Mr., & a friend of ours, worked most of last week building my 'studio' in our garage. Guess it's really more of a 'work shop' than a 'studio'. It will be filled with rustic work areas & neat junk finds.
The wall is up & I've painted shelves & trim but it will be a while before I can show the finished product. I need a some of 50 plus degree days so I can spray paint a couple of pieces.
I've also painted some new signs to put in my eBay shop. I FINALLY got my Silhouette hooked up & have had fun playing with it. I haven't done any vinyl cutouts, yet, but have been cutting out stencils for signs. It's truly a learning and a practice experience!!
I've found that large letters are easier to 'punch out' than the skinnier ones & that mylar can be very brittle! I also learned, the hard way, that fonts aren't all alike...you have to use stencil fonts. If you use regular fonts & cut them out, you lose the centers of your Os, As, & other such letters...DUH!
If any of you experienced Silhouette folks out there have helpful tips I could use, please let me know!
I've seen software advertised that will convert true fonts to stencil fonts but am wondering if they are worth the $$???
As always, my 'Family Rules' Subway Sign has continued to be a good seller on eBay. I Mod Podged some vintage looking sheet music on my board before stenciling this one...it sold the day after I listed it! I bought this stencil from someone's blog...can't remember which one but love the fonts & arrangement of words.
Maybe someday I'll figure out how to make great looking Subway Art stencils on my Silhouette??!
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