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March 2017

Creating Viny Wall Art With Your ScanNCut

We are gearing up for my niece to come visit us again this summer and I thought it would be cool if she had a spot to hang up whatever photos she wants in her room. To create it I designed a 12” x 24” design in ScanNCutCanvas and then cut it out of vinyl and hung it on the wall. I then added a few clips to it for her photos, and now she can change them out whenever she wants to without a lot of hassle.  You can watch how the whole thing came together here in this video tutorial or follow the steps below and don't forget to download the free cut file here.

 

Supplies:

ScanNCut Machine and Accessories

12” x 24” ScanNCut Cutting Mat

Craft Vinyl – Black and Pink

Grid Transfer Paper

Level

Pencil

Clips

Removable Wall Adhesive

Washi Tape (optional)

Free ScanNCut Cut File

 

Instructions:

 1.  Create your design in ScanNCutCanvas on a 12” x 24” mat. Use ScanNCut Transfer or a USB stick to transfer the design to your ScanNCut.

 

2.  Set your ScanNCut so that it knows it's using a 12” x 24” mat by clicking on the wrench tool setting and then changing the mat size. Cut out your design on craft vinyl.

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3.  Weed out the negative parts of the design that is on the vinyl.

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4.  Remove the backing from the grid transfer paper and apply it to the top of the vinyl lining up the vinyl's backing edge with the line on the transfer paper. Use your fingernail, ScanNCut spatula, or other tool to burnish the vinyl onto the transfer paper.

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5.  Place it onto your wall using washi tape to hold it in place if needed. Use a level to make sure it's on straight.

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6.  Using the level, mark with pencil each of the four edges of the transfer paper with a hash mark that extends onto the wall.

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7.  Remove the transfer paper and vinyl from the wall and slowly peel the transfer paper and vinyl away from the backing.

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8.  Place the transfer paper and vinyl back onto the wall, lining up all four of the hash marks. Double check your vinyl design is level.

9.  Burnish the vinyl onto the wall and then slowly remove the transfer paper. If any parts of the vinyl continue to stick to the transfer paper instead of the wall, carefully reapply the transfer paper and burnish it again before retrying.

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10.  Place the square and rectangle vinyl photo mounts you cut onto the wall like you would stickers.

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11.  Apply removable wall adhesive to the back of the clips and adhere it onto the vinyl photo mounts and then add photos.

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9 clip wall

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Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony). 

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Travel Journal

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Whenever I travel I like to take a lot of photos and collect maps and other odds and ends from my trips and then keep them in a travel journal like this one. The photo map on the cover is put together like a puzzle using photos from the states we've traveled to and when we visit a new one we just add that one on top of the patterned paper one that's holding it's place. I used my ScanNCut to create it by cutting out pictures from our travels and scrapbook papers into the state shapes.

 

Supplies:

ScanNCut Machine and Accessories

ScanNCut Font Converter

ScanNCutCanvas

Cut Files: Title, Map

3 pieces of patterned paper

1 piece of black cardstock

Photos

Adhesive

Pencil

Black Pen

White Pen

Ribbons (optional)

Journal

 

Instructions: (for video instructions click here.)

Follow the video instructions or follow the step-by-step ones below. 

1. You can download entire title HERE, or create your own by following these steps:

  • Open the ScanNCut Font Converter, choose your font and type out the words and then save them. If you are using different fonts in your title create and save them separately.

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  • Open up ScanNCutCanvas, click on the “Import File” button. Select the font file you just created and open it. Depending on the style of font you used you may need to weld the letters together or group them to move them or resize them.

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  • Add a rectangle or other shape around the words and then cut out your design on black cardstock.

 

2. In ScanNCut Canvas, open the public domain map of the United States, resize it if necessary and then send it to your ScanNCut machine using ScanNCut Transfer or a USB. Cut out three versions of the map using three different colors and patterns of scrapbook paper.

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3. Resize your photos smaller and print them out. Delete the states you don't have photos for. Fill the mat with photos and then scan it in. Move each of the state shapes over the correct photo, zooming in if necessary to place it in the perfect spot on the photo. Cut them out.

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4. Use a pencil and one of the negative pieces of the map cardstock to trace the outline of the United States onto the front of your journal. Use adhesive to assemble each of the state photos or patterned paper in the correct place.

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5. Embellish the cover with doodles, travel quotes and ribbons.

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5b

 

 Happy travels!

 

Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony). 

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2017 Daily Art Journal - March Week 1

How can we be in March already?  It's crazy.

Well, I cracked open the next month's mini art journal and got finished the first week and put together a quick flip through of it...including my trip to LACMA and a painting of my kitty. 

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(Watch it on YouTube

 

You can check out February's art journal here.

 

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February Daily Art Journal

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For 2017 I decided to try something a bit different for myself and work in smaller art journals every day. I did this so that I would get back in the habit of art journaling daily, which I got out of doing at the end of last year because I got so busy with work. By having it small (3.5" x 5.5") it's not too hard to squeeze something onto the page each day.  Now of course some days I could actually complete the page, other days I barely got something on, but the the point of creating a habit was a great one.

Here's a bit more about the art journals I'm using and what I did in February:

(click here to see it on YouTube)

Now I know you want to see more about the little journals I used. They are these Moleskine ones and they come in a set of 12, plus the box that keeps them all together...well, until I add my art to them and make them too big to stuff into the box!

 

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony). 

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