Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Cricut Painting

Hello, Natalie here. I've made my Cricut challenge into a painting.
I used the Cricut Expression, Accent Essentials, and contact paper. I cut out concentric circles that I used as stencils.



To make the circles, I set the blade housing at 3, the pressure at med, speed to low, and the result was the blade cut through the sticky side of the contact paper, but not the backing. Now I know that PC makes vinyl, but because I didn’t use it, I can’t say this would be the right settings for their vinyl.

I first pressed shift, and the circle 4th up from the bottom on the left side of the overlay. (accent #11) This gave me a single circle. Then I changed my dial size by ½ inch, moved it back to the starting point, and moved the blade housing into the circle three nudges. (this would be from the right edge of the matt, not the inserted edge. Then I cut out the funky circles button third from left on the bottom row of the overlay. (Accent #43)

I cut them out in multiple sizes and stuck them to my canvas one set of circles at a time before stenciling my paint on.
For a full how to, visit my blog by clicking on my name in the Inspirational Team members list.
TFL and TFVisiting.

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