Earlier in the year, after some research, I purchased a Silhouette Cameo. With the combination of the Silhouette software and the magic little blade my world of cutting freezer paper has become way bigger.
For my current project I wanted to repeat the technique that I used in my quilt 'Out My Window' using freezer paper stencils with paintsticks applied over the painted background (the swirls).
|'Out My Window' detail|
The Silhouette Cameo uses a 12"x12" carrier mat, whatever is to be cut is 'stuck' to the mat and feeds into the machine and the design is cut.
|trimming freezer paper to fit the mat|
|smoothing the freezer paper to the sticky mat|
After a bit of use the mat looses its stick. To 'clean' the mat a quick way is to lay down printers tape then remove the tape - this returns some of the stickiness and removes all the stray pieces of paper or whatever else has been cut previously.
This is my first mat - still working well despite the interesting cut patterns.
Using the Silhouette software the design is created then 'sent' to the machine for cutting. I'll explain a bit more about the Silhouette software in a later post.
|slightly better view of cut images|
The cut pieces easily peel off ready to be used ...