Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bathroom Décor–Vinyl on Canvas


  • 12x12 white canvas (purchased at Michael’s)
  • Vinyl (purchased from Expressions Vinyl)
    • Beige
    • Aqua
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos – Snow Cone
  • Vinyl Transfer Tape

I started by running the gelato across all 4 sides of the canvas. With a damp sponge, I pulled the color away from the edges of the canvas.

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After cutting the two parts of the art on the Silhouette Cameo, the pieces were aligned.

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Using transfer tape, the vinyl was adhered to the canvas. I am quite happy with the results! Here it is hanging on the outside of my boys’ bathroom door.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

A New Etsy Shop - Digital Designs by MRS

One thing I enjoy in addition to photography and creating hand stamped jewelry is graphic design. Though I no longer do this professionally, I still enjoy creating things for personal use.

While creating this file to get myself organized for the upcoming school year, I thought of how fun it would be to make these available to customers as well. I can't be the only one looking for "pretty" school planners. :)

Thus, Digital Designs by MRS was born! This shop will offer digital files for instant downloads.

This Homeschool Weekly Planner is currently available:

Last year, I purchased a Silhouette Cameo machine. I am hooked on that machine and all its capabilities. I have been playing with creating cut files so I decided to offer those in the shop as well!

Right now, I have 2 Silhouette Studio cut files available in the shop:

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Chicken Silhouette - Silhouette Studio File and JPG

Here is an example of what I had created with the chicken silhouette file:

Stay tuned for more available files (and possibly other products) in the future!
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

“Farm Fresh Eggs” Vinyl Window Decor

First, I will apologize for the low quality photos. I used my cell phone (at night) to take the photos.
After a year of owning a Silhouette Cameo, I am finally venturing beyond cards and scrapbooking.

My current addiction is vinyl. I had learned about Expressions Vinyl from a friend and have been stocking up on colors for a couple of months now! My home will be vinyled out in the next couple of months. ;)

 I am blown away at how versatile vinyl is for projects. One of my favorite projects so far is this one.

I had purchased an old wooden window from my favorite local shop, Patina Home and Garden, a few months ago. I had purchased it with the intent to use it as a photo frame over our couch. Instead, I decided to create something for my dining area.

I started by cutting the vinyl pieces out with my Silhouette (the chicken file is available for purchase through my Etsy shop, Digital Designs by MRS.
The hardest part for me with any project is alignment. It took a few rulers and a measuring tape to get this project close to being aligned. :)
I love the way the final project turned out!
It is nicely displayed just above our dining table.
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