Workflow Wednesday: Silhouette Tutorial - Using Sketch Pens On Your Pocket Scrapbook Pages

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.


Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards



SUPPLIES USED


SET UP YOUR CUT FILES

1) open up your library and double-click on the sketch file you want to use.
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

2) right-click and ungroup the two cards
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

3) highlight the other card, right-click and delete
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

4) we're going to replace the heart with an arrow, so right-click and ungroup
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

5) click on the heart, right-click and delete... or just hit the delete button
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

6) open up your library and double-click on the triangles to open them
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

7) ungroup and delete the other triangle
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

TURN CUT LINES TO SKETCH LINES

1) click on the journaling lines and open up the Sketch Window
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

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.
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

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.
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

4) Click on your arrow/triangle and do the same thing, I chose "Charcoal" for the outline.
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

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.
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

SKETCHING

Now'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.
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

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.
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

3) Load your paper and click on "Send To Silhouette" and watch your machine do all your doodling for you!
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards


CUTTING

1) 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
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

3) click on "cut" in the Cut Settings window, this will turn your outer edge back into a cut file.
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

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.
Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards

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.


Heather Greenwood Designs | Silhouette® tutorial using sketch pens to doodle on your pocket scrapbook journal cards







Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a small commission on purchases made, using my link. Thank you for your continued support! I have received the sketch pens from Silhouette as an affiliate blogger, but my opinions and excitement for them are my own.


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