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Monday, April 5, 2021
I dripped ink onto the inside of the laminating pouches and then ran them through the laminating machine. I only ended up using one of the plastic sheets to make my Easter Sun Catchers, so I had two leftover pages of rainbow-colored plastic.
I found some stained glass designs with a quick google search. I think this one might be a coloring page, but it was the right size, and I liked the pattern, so I traced it in Silhouette studio and sent it to the cutting machine using the preset settings for vinyl.
I designed two pages of decals (since I had two sheets of rainbow plastic). I cut them out of my machine and trimmed off the excess vinyl (since the laminator sheets are 9 x 12 ish and the vinyl is 12 inches--if I had been smart, I would have cut 12 x 18 with the designs turned on their sides since my vinyl was on a roll, but alas, I did not). I got out a vinyl pick and a craft knife and got to weeding. I usually opt for the pick, but sometimes the knife works better, it just depends on the pattern.
This one weeded pretty easily. There weren't too many small sections, so the vinyl pulled off easily.
Monday, March 29, 2021
For the last several years, I've tried out various different methods of decorating plastic Easter eggs. I buy them on clearance after the holiday, so I usually have a stash in my Easter box. I have mod podged and spray painted and inked them. This year, I decided to try using alcohol ink on eggs that have been spray painted white. It can be tricky to find the inexpensive plastic Easter eggs in white--they usually come in a variety of pastel shades. Alcohol ink is so much brighter and vibrant when it's on a nice light background.