Hi Silhouette fans, today I'm showing you how to create a multicoloured background using your sketch pens. First of all I chose four different doilies and arranged them in varing sizes onto my page.
When my design was ready I went into my cut settings and selected the whole lot and clicked 'no cut'. This means that NONE of my doilies would cut or sketch.
I then selected the ones I wanted to draw first - in my chosen first colour. I selected about five, and then clicked 'cut'. This means that only the selected ones would cut - the rest remained greyed out and therefore 'no cut'. I then sent my design to the Silhouette and it drew the selected doiles using the first colour sketch pen I had loaded. DO NOT unload your cutting mat once the first doilies have been drawn. Simple remove the existing sketch pen from the holder and load your second colour.
I then went to select my doilies to sketch but realised that I wouldn't necessarily know from looking at the screen which doilies I had sketched already. So with my original doilies still selected, I changed the line colour so they appeared on screen in a different colour. I then selected the entire design and clicked 'no cut' which deselected all of them. The ones I'd already cut now show in a different colour. I then selected the doilies I wanted to sketch in the next colour, clicked 'cut' and send the design to the Silhouette. I repeated this process with four colours.
Once complete my sketched layout looked like this:
And now for the fun part - building the layout on top of my created background. I loved having all the subtle doilies in the background to work on and I feel that I really created my own patterned paper!
Thanks so much for joining me today, see you next time.
Fancy Swirl Doily