Chinese New Year Canvas | Karen Moss | Silhouette UK Blog
Chinese New Year Canvas | Silhouette Metallic Vinyl
This week we are using metallic vinyl for our projects and the theme is Chinese New Year.
The metallic vinyl I was sent was a gorgeous shiny red.
I decided to use it to make a canvas with the symbols for Live, Laugh and Love using a traditional black and red colour scheme.
Positioning The Three Symbols
I wanted to have my three symbols positioned in exactly the correct spot on my vinyl so started by:
1: changed my cutting mat to a 12 x 24 inch one
2: I then made my media size the length of my canvas and 12 ins wide
3: I changed the orientation of the media to landscape and the orientation of the view to portrait
Cutting The Vinyl
I adhered my vinyl to a 12 x 24 Silhouette mat and loaded it into my machine.
I changed the cut settings to:
1: Vinyl Metalic
2: Passes 3 (I like to make sure that the vinyl has been cut through completely)
3: I turned in the function where the machine cuts a tiny overlap on each line – although it takes a little longer, this gives you a really clean cut.