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If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Halloween Decor

I know I am a wee bit early for Halloween, but Halloween is my very favorite holiday!!  I love to decorate - well everything Halloween!!!

Today I am excited and honored to be featured at The Bug Bytes!!!

I found these 8x8 metal tiles at Michaels in the Dollar Bin for $2.  They were 40% off and I was prepared to sand and paint over them.  To my great surprise, the design was a sticker that was super easy to remove!!!  I went back and picked up a couple more...well maybe more than a couple!!

I designed this myself on my Cameo.  I saw something similar on Pinterest, but I downloaded the font and stretched an image from the Silhouette store.  I always feel like I am cheating using someone else's designs from the Silhouette store as I love creating my own things.  I am just not as savvy yet on the cameo as I am on the Gypsy!!

I cut out my design in vinyl (for some reason I have a TON of lavender vinyl) using the vinyl settings on my cameo.  I also keep a separate blade for vinyl set to 2.  My cardstock blade is set to 3.  This extends the life of my vinyl blade.

After burnishing the vinyl, I peeled it up using transfer tape.

I did not take enough pictures of each project so excuse me as I jump back and forth with designs to keep the tutorial making sense.  My second project was made using an image I purchased from the Silhouette store (above) and I cut it in Square 1 Masterpiece (instead of vinyl this time but used the same settings and blade).

So, after burnishing and getting the vinyl (or square 1) on the transfer tape, I burnished it down onto the metal tile.

I painted over the vinyl with white acrylic paint.  I painted 2 light coats.  I wanted a streaky chalkboard look.

I peeled the square 1...

and vinyl off the metal.

I painted a bit of black on the edges.

I added some black dots to give movement to the witch.

I spray sealed them so the paint would not chip off and they are ready to go!!

Thanks Pam for having me over today!!!   I hope you have a wonderful fall!!!


Krisha said...

Very cute and a Great tutorial! I need to go see if my Michaels has any of those in the sale bin.

Audrey Frelx said...

Saw your project over at Pam's and I love it!!!

You know I wish you success on all your goals!!!

Hugs, sweetie!

Karon said...

This is such a fabulous idea, Lori!! Wonderful! TFS

Unknown said...

Fabulous tutorial, Lori, thank you for sharing, amazing projects hun xx

Michelle Looi said...

This is really cool!
Michelle xoxo ~