I got a really cool new gadget for Christmas this year – the Silhouette Cameo. For a couple of years now, I’ve been watching all of the projects other bloggers make with their Silhouette and wishing that I had one. I finally asked for it this year.
It has taken me this long to decide what to try first. I had this navy blue hoodie I bought a while back, just chilling in the closet. I’ve never worn it, because I always intended to applique it or something. Why not paint it?
I used the Silhouette to cut a stencil out of Contact Paper. Then, I used fabric paint and filled in my design. I was a little too eager, though. I realized on the second coat of paint that I didn’t get my stencil laid down perfectly flat, and there were some bubbles around the edges of the letters. I tried to hold them down while I painted to prevent it from bleeding outside the stencil, but I didn’t do the best job. See?
The “u” is especially drippy. In hindsight, I should have also made the word smaller and left off the period. It looked great lying flat on the ironing board, but a little funny once I put it on. No worries, though. I can wear it to the gym or as a hidden layer on super cold days.
Next, I think I will be trying heat transfer vinyl. I’ve ordered some for some t-shirts I want to make. They look really cute in my head. I hope they turn out well. I’ll share once all my materials show up and I get them finished.