Category Archives: Techniques

When Silhouette won’t Recognize Registration Marks on Vellum…

…shine a bright light close to the machine!

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I’ve print and cut successfully on vellum many times in the past but last night was the first time I tried to do it late at night. I don’t understand the mechanics in any real technical way, but looking at the machine try and fail to recognize the registration marks multiple times, I wondered if the machine’s optical reader had a hard time “finding” the black registration marks because the light in my craft room is not very bright at night. One bright light and voila, problem solved!

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Studio Calico Little Things Stamp Set

When I first saw this flower stamp months ago, I couldn’t justify spending 25+ dollars for a kit when I only liked the stamp. When Studio Calico recently released a similar stamp set, I got it straight away.

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I embossed the stamp on watercolor paper and outlinesd the image in various Tim Holtz distress markers. Instead of using a water color brush, I blended the colors using a Wink of Stella brush pen. The end result was amazing and really brought out the delicacy of the various colors.

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