Wednesday, August 4, 2010

v and co tutorial: make your own custom art

so using your vinyl cutter (silhouette) you can make this lovely little custom canvas art.
my house is in the middle of a decorating overhaul and i don't have a buttload of money to just go out and buy pottery barn everything soooo. why not make some decor?
once i got my design on my vinyl i cut out excess black around it (because i'm super cheap frugal and thought i could do something with the excess vinyl which i did and for this tutorial as well.)
using the transfer paper i was able to place exactly on my canvas where i wanted my cut out.
but i wanted a little more twigs on there...now you could just cut out more from the machine but like i said i'm super frugal so i just used the extra black vinyl i had left over and cut out with scissors some twigs:
and then i added a few little leaves and a flower that would sort of match:

then i got my trusty spray paint
and sprayed over my vinyl. i did a couple of coats and let it dry.
once it was dry i peeled away the vinyl and well there you have it...custom art that looks like you took quite a bit of time to create!
i've made another one for my living room...the dandelions measure 8inches by 21 inches...

i love it!

i'm off to the pool, but i'm going to try my hand at the glass etching next. i'll give you a heads up when i'm done!

go and try to get your own silhouette here!!!!!!

23 comments:

Cris Chiosini said...

Eu adorei essa ideia.
Simples, prĂ¡tica e linda !
Obrigada por compartilhar.
Beijos.

Whimsical Creations said...

How creative!! That turned out fantastic!

What I Did Today said...

This is super sweet. I'm saving it under my favorites so I can copy you some day. :)

Sabra said...

I so very much love this.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Very cool... I sure hope I win one of these... I'd love to have crazy fun with it!

Amanda said...

I'm so glad you said how you made this. I've been looking all through the silhouette shapes to find the one you used. I found the first one. Now I know why I couldn't find the second half!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It looks fantastic!

Lisa Christine said...

Ooooh that makes me want to win the Silhouette even more! I could DO that! I could be an artist like that! Thanks for the "tute", can't wait to see what you do with the glass etching! And thanks again for the chance to win!

Kat - cardinalhouse said...

that is a great idea! wow, they're really doing a good job creating hype about the silhouette...there are about 12 different blogs all giving one of these away!
♥ - kat.

Dogwood said...

So super cool. I love the look of the creative artwork. I will definitely give it a try. Thanks!

Lacey said...

That is so awesome!!! That gives me so many ideas to do that for my own home decor!! Thanks!

CitricSugar said...

Well done - I love it! I supposed you could even reposition or apply new vinyl over top and add a second colour... Gives me tons of ideas!

Jill said...

ooh, I love your art! I'll have to do that with my silhouette. :)

Creative Mind said...

This is really nice...wow...thanks for sharing
Zeshuregi

Sharon M said...

That's better than what you could buy at Pottery Barn. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Marie said...

great job! Are you still doing the get the crap out of my house challenge? or did I miss a 1 time event?

lindsandbrian said...

You are so creative! I love all your projects. Definitely inspired! Thanks!

Lindsey

Moogie said...

I'm your newest fan.

bdaiss said...

I love them both. That was my favorite project on the site. And I could use some new art in a serious way...

Kristin McElderry said...

Hello! I tried a similar project, but I had a hard time with the vinyl (it got stuck to the transfer paper and wouldn't stick to the canvas when I FINALLY got it off of the transfer paper). What kind of transfer paper did you use and what brand of vinyl?

Thanks!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Ooh I love this! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Laura said...

Loved this project. Gave it a go on my birthday and blogged it here with references to your site:

http://laura-griffin.com/blog/2010/11/22/custom-silhouette-wall-art/

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! I always love finding new uses for the products I already own (aka Silhouette machine).

Kristin @ Chi-Chi Studio Designs said...

Love this! Would you mind if I featured it on my blog?

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