What you will need:
- Silhouette Cameo/Portrait
- Chalkboard Vinyl
Open a new page in your Silhouette program. There are no registration marks or print borders needed so you can make this project as large as your cut area will allow.
Choose a font you like (one with quite thick lines is good, especially when it comes to lifting the project from the backing paper)
The next step is to use the Weld feature to weld the two objects together to make one object. Line up the text on top of the box, and slightly overlap the bottom of the text with the top of the box.
Load your chalkboard vinyl onto your cutting mat and load into the Silhouette machine. There is no specific cut setting for chalkbaord vinyl so I selected the regular vinyl setting and cut first wth that suggested setting. Unfortunately it did not cut through sufficiently so I made some adjestments. I found that by changing my blade setting to 3, my speed to 8 and thickness to 9 it worked much better. I also selected a double cut just as a back up. Always check with a test cut first and adjust your machine settings accordingly.
You will need to weed the design next and this is very easy with the silhouette hook. It really starts to take shape after the weeding is complete
Remove the backing paper carefully and slowly so not to accidentally tear any of the lettering. And the last part is to place it in the area you wish for it to live. You can use chalk to write the name of the artist and I used some pretty washi tape to secure the picture in place. Blutack would also be an option along with a peg glued on to the vinyl.
LW Perfect Type font