When I updated my Project Ten Can on Tuesday I mentioned some large 22oz jars that I had saved for a Silhouette Cameo project. I’ve been working on Christmas cut files for quite a while, but I don’t do a lot of decorating for Thanksgiving. I wanted to make a little centerpiece for my table this year, though it won’t likely be on the table for Thanksgiving dinner as we’ll need all the space we can get!
With my empty jars, a roll of patterned contact paper from Dollar Tree, a roll of clear contact paper from Dollar tree (already had these laying around), some sparkly pine cones glittered up from the Christmas ornaments area at… um.. Dollar tree ($1 for a pack of 6, I bought a pack of red and a pack of gold) and a can of Krylon Gold Leaf (do buy in store, so far I can’t find it at a reasonable price online, but in craft stores they have tiny cans for about $2-$3) I was all set.
This was so easy. Once the design was put together I simply cut it out of the patterned contact paper using my Silhouette machine, used the clear as a transfer medium, peeled the clear off leaving the patterned as a stencil, sprayed (from about 2 feet, lightly until covered), peeled and let set up.
Yes, I taped pieces of paper towel around the stencil area to keep the rest of the glass unpainted. No, it didn’t really work. A bit of paint seeped through, but since it was far enough from my design I didn’t have to touch the design to clean it up, it wasn’t much of a problem. For the second jar I just used a bigger piece of contact paper so it covered the height of the jar.
I think this was my first time EVER using a spray paint, and I’m kind of hooked on the idea now! It was so much easier and faster than anything else I’ve done.
In the spirit of giving and sharing the bounty, I’m happy to offer these free downloads for personal use.
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Have a Silhouettey Sunday : )