Did you know that April is National Decorating Month? I didn't, but it is! In honor of that, I decided to finally decorate my bedroom walls. The initial idea was to paint. When I say "initial", we are talking last YEAR's idea. I have had paint chips of varying shades of blue on my wall since last summer. I even went so far as to buy a paint sample, but never painted the wall. It seems as if the bigger my kids get, the more I have to referee, which means less time to actually get anything done.
So I decided to take the easy way out. A few months ago, I had seen a tutorial on how to use your Silhouette to make wall art with some vinyl as a stencil, and some spray paint. So, I went out and got three large canvases, grabbed my paint sample and some Silhouette vinyl, fired up the Silhouette and got to work.
First, I picked my shape from the Silhouette store. I had a certain flower in mind - something like a mum. Using the search feature, I ended up finding this great shape. (As an added bonus, most designs in the Silhouette store are only $.75 until today, April 10th). If you are even just considering buying a Silhouette, you can start collecting images now - there is a free image every Tuesday and free files all over the internet - all you need to do is download the free Silhouette software to get started! After isolating and enlarging my flower, I cut it out in black vinyl. I was going to use the vinyl as a stencil, but decided that it would be easier (and MUCH faster) to just use the actual vinyl on top of the canvas. So I went ahead and cut my flower out in white vinyl as well, and in two different sizes.