You all know how much I love to doodle on my pages and journal cards. Today I'm going to show you how to make your Silhouette do the doodling for you! This is so much fun to do and I've become addicted to using sketch pens now and purchasing sketch files from the Silhouette Online Store.There are so many fun designs in there. You can also turn your regular cut files into doodles too and I'm going to share that with you too.
- Silhouette Software
- Silhouette Portrait
- Silhouette Cutting Mat
- Silhouette Sketch Pens
- Silhouette Blade
- 3x4 Lori Whitlock Sketch Life Cards
- Set of 2 Triangles by Sarah Hurley
- Mint Julep "Ride" Bike Paper by My Mind's Eye
SET UP YOUR CUT FILES1) open up your library and double-click on the sketch file you want to use.
2) right-click and ungroup the two cards
3) highlight the other card, right-click and delete
4) we're going to replace the heart with an arrow, so right-click and ungroup
5) click on the heart, right-click and delete... or just hit the delete button
6) open up your library and double-click on the triangles to open them
7) ungroup and delete the other triangle
TURN CUT LINES TO SKETCH LINES
2) I chose "continuous", but I like a little bit messy. If you like just plain, choose "plain". Click on each of the options and do some experimenting to see what you like. Also, I went to the "advanced options" and moved the sliders around until I was happy.
3) Click on the inner journal card border and choose your style. I chose "Pen" for this one. I didn't make any other adjustments because I liked it so much.
4) Click on your arrow/triangle and do the same thing, I chose "Charcoal" for the outline.
5) Here's where the fun experimenting begins, Now choose a fill sketch option. I chose "Diamond Hatch" and then moved the sliders around until I was really happy. I'm a hands-on learner and I just had fun moving those sliders around to see what each of them do.
SKETCHINGNow's where we really need to pay attention to what we're about to do. The Silhouette is only capable of doing one thing at a time, sketching or cutting. We know that we want the outer cut line to cut, and the other lines to be drawn with the sketch pen.
1) Highlight the outer journal card line, go to cut settings and click on "no cut"... this is temporary, we don't want the pen to draw the line while we are drawing the rest of the doodles.
2) I don't want to waste yummy scrapbook paper so I moved everything over to the upper corner. In the "Cut Settings" window, I changed my "blade" to the sketch pen. Then you will insert your sketch pen in place of your cutting blade in your Silhouette machine.
3) Load your paper and click on "Send To Silhouette" and watch your machine do all your doodling for you!
CUTTING1) make sure to leave your mat in the machine after it's done sketching, don't unload it.
2) delete your sketch lines in the software
3) click on "cut" in the Cut Settings window, this will turn your outer edge back into a cut file.
4) replace the sketch pen with your blade and make sure it's set to the correct blade length and medium, then click "Send To Silhouette" again, to cut the outer edge of your doodled journal card.
This is how it turned out all finished and after I added my journaling to it. That's it... so easy to do and so much fun to watch your machine do all the doodling for you.
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