Thursday, 12 July 2018

Chipboard as acrylic!

Sunny Salutations Silhouette Friends!

Today I bring you a post about Silhouette first time using it and I decided to experiment...

I love the acrylic words that are available, they definitely add something extra to layouts. The difficulty is choice of words/designs and colours...but if I could make them myself using my Cameo I could choose anything!

I decided to cut the word love which is a freebie
and silly taken from this phrase 
along with hearts
using the background heart from this design.

I worked out I needed 6 pieces glued together to create the right depth for each piece, so I glued them in pairs and then joined these all to create one piece

the next  step involved painting in my chosen colour and I decided to go for a metallic gold, once dried covered in glossy accents, which produced a fairly good faux acrylic shape...

I simply added these to my layouts to finish them off...

Although this took a little time I did it whilst watching TV and I love the end result and will definitely be using my silhouette to create these embellishments again.

I hope some of you try this out and share your creations

Ruth xxx


  1. Love it, great idea. Still need to try cutting chipboard.

  2. I'm the same I haven't tried anything thicker than 300gms. Love the effect you achieved.