halloween71· crossfit zombie
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it is vinyl and i just used the stuff my kit came withGreat ideas! I hardly use mine but now my imagination is sparked! Saki.girl, is that vinyl on the car? Is it any special kind? I really love the apple!
I had mine for almost 2 years before i even pluged it in to use lolI have not pulled out my Silhouette in probably a year. Geez I bet my software is so behind on updates!
Stop inspiring me!! ??
not sure about easy to use but once I figured out how it worked I find the stencils make lettering on tombstones easier to do. I print out the whole thing, cut it into individual lines then peel off the individual letters, apply transfer tape to the front, peel it off the backing and attempt to stick it to the painted foam. I am working on tombstones I made last year but didn't have time to write anything on them. I find the expensive permanent vinyl works better than stencil vinyl because it stays on better. I remove the letters, press the vinyl strip down where I want it, outline the letter in black permanent marker if I plan to router out the foam, or I decided in most cases just use the permanent marker to fill in the letter. Once I peel off the vinyl it looks good, if I plan on routering the letters the vinyl stays on till after I router and paint the letters. I am still trying to figure out how the machine works best, and find I have to watch the length of the print to make sure it doesn't end up wider than the tombstone. I got a maker 3 so I can print up to 24 inches wide by 12 inches high, so unless I want to break the message down to two parts my letters run between 1.5 and almost 2.0 inches high. If you plan on doing a lot of lettering I think the cricut is a good way to do it. I have no idea how to do anything else on the machine but know it does a lot of different things I will probably never use.Oh, I one for Christmas and I still haven't started to use it. These are all great ideas. Are you all finding the Cricut easy to use?