I’ve been wanting to make this little craft for some time and finally got around to it after 11 or so inches of snow on Sunday…
Mr. & Mrs. Wood Signs for above our bed.
I was lucky enough to get to try out the new Silhouette SketchPens over the weekend. Have you seen these before? It was my first time working with them and I instantly fell in love.
They have 24 colors in the Sketch Pens starter kit. Oh, so hard to choose which ones I wanted to use, but luckily they had a perfect blue to go with my bedroom comforter and the rosy pink matched my accent pillow.
I decided to typeset the Mr. & Mrs. myself using the font “a song for jennifer”. This is one of my new favorite fonts since it has a hand-written feel to it, plus I thought it would be perfect for the sketch pens tool since it’s very detailed.
To turn your Silhouette from a cutting machine into a sketching machine, all you have to do is replace the cutting tool with a pen. Yep, that easy. I sketched my design right onto normal computer paper.
Then it was time to transfer my design to some cool cutouts I purchased from Pick Your Plum last Fall. Love the shape of these!
Just a little Mod Podge on the surface of the wood cut out and then placed my sketch art on top. Make sure you press down everywhere firmly to get out any bubbles or creases.
Next flip over the wood cut out and use an exacto knife to trim off the access paper from your design.
And that’s it! They’re ready to hang above my bed.
Pretty cute if I do say so myself.
Loving the look in our master bedroom makeover.
Pretty nifty tool, right? I absolutely adore my Silhouette Cameo and love the fact that now there’s another inventive way to use my machine. Seriously have so many ideas for these sketch pens swirling around in my head!
And the lovely people at Silhouette are running a special promotion now just for the How to Nest for Less readers so you can try out this cool tool too!
Through March 31st, you can get special pricing on the following items:
- Silhouette CAMEO® and sketch pen starter kit: $269.99
- Silhouette Portrait™ and sketch pen starter kit: $139.99
- Sketch pen starter kit: $12.99
When you check out, just use the promo code NEST to receive the special pricing!
The sketch pen starter kit is normally $19.99 so this is an awesome deal! Plus the Cameo retails for $300 AND you get the pen starter kit included if you use the promo. Wow, happy crafting to you 😉
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