Father's Day is approaching and it's time to rack your brain for a great gift idea that will show Dad how much you care. Here's your step by step tutorial on how to create this great wooden photo mat using your ScanNCut. Once it's finished you can just pop in some great photos of you and that special man in your life.
See the video of how to create this HERE:
USB flash drive (see the compatible ones HERE)
1 pieces of paper-thin wood veneer
- Photo Frame
- Font: Chunk Five EX
Step 1 - Open up your photo editing program and type out the word "Dad" using Chunk Five EX font (or a font of your choice) on a 5" x 7" background. Save your design as a .jpg.
Open up ScanNCutCanvas and click on "new" to open up a new project. Next click on the leaf icon which opens up the Image Tracing screen. Choose the file you just created and then click on "color" and "ok". You can then add a 5"x7" rectangle around your word and then save your design as an .fcm file.
Step 2 - Insert the USB flash drive into your ScanNCut and then click on "Patterns," "Saved Data," and then the USB symbol. Find your .fcm file and then click "ok". You can now attach your paper thin wood veneer to your mat, load it into your machine, and then cut out your design.
The settings I used were: Blade = 5; Speed = 1; Pressure = 0....but you may need to use different settings.
Step 3 - Select and print the photos you'd like to use in the frame and then figure out how you want them placed.
I used a pencil to mark on my photos where I needed to trim them.
And then I cut just slightly inside that line so the mark didn't show and then adhered it to the wood mat with some archival adhesive. You don't need a lot of adhesive since your photo will be sandwiched in the frame.
Step 4 - Insert your wood mat into the frame so that it's centered. You may want to place a little bit of adhesive on the back of the mat to hold it in place.
Step 5 - Reassemble your mat, glass, and frame.
And you're done! Dad is going to love it!
Sponsor: Brother International
Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.
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