How to Make a Simple Watercolor Background Using Sublimation Markers (plus a cool masking technique!)
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How to Make a Simple Watercolor Background Using Sublimation Markers
(plus a cool masking technique!)

For most of my life, I’ve been a rule-follower, but I’ve learned that when it comes to crafting, rules are made to be broken! Today I’m going to show you how easy it is to create a simple watercolor background using sublimation markers. Then we’re going to break a sublimation “rule” to create another cool…

How Artist Adam Makarenko Uses Silhouette For Scale Model Making
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How Artist Adam Makarenko Uses Silhouette For Scale Model Making

It’s no secret that Silhouette machines are a big part of my crafting and I and use them in as many ways as I can possibly think of. But I also love getting to know other Silhouette users, especially those who use their machines in a unique way. When I ran across a story on the…

How to Create Sublimation Designs in Silhouette Studio (No special printer needed!)
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How to Create Sublimation Designs in Silhouette Studio
(No special printer needed!)

Want to know how to create sublimation designs in Silhouette Studio? Today’s post will show you just how easy it is! And the best part? You can use them with or without a sublimation printer! Recently I spotted a beautiful black and white floral wine caddy on the Artesprix blog and fell in love with…

How to Print Your Own Custom Washi Tape
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How to Print Your Own Custom Washi Tape

One of my favorite things to do is to make cards for family and friends. It makes me so happy to tuck a finished card into a coordinating envelope, seal it with a piece of pretty washi tape, and send it on its way. And now I’ve discovered a way to add yet another unique…

Tips for Cutting Cork Leather with your Silhouette
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Tips for Cutting Cork Leather with your Silhouette

Faux leather is still very much on-trend for making earrings, but have you tried CORK??? This natural fabric (often called cork leather), made from the bark of the cork-oak tree and imported from Portugal, can be a bit of a challenge to work with but provides unique results! Here are my tried and tested tips…

How to Cut Craft Foam Using Your Silhouette Machine
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How to Cut Craft Foam Using Your Silhouette Machine

Craft foam provides the perfect finishing touch for many projects, especially those made with ceramic tile, and it’s easy to cut into the exact shape needed with the help of Silhouette Studio and your Silhouette machine. Let me show you how! Lycia EvanoffLycia is a lifelong crafter whose goal is to help others find value,…

Double-Sided Faux Leather Earrings Using the Xyron Sticker Maker
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Double-Sided Faux Leather Earrings Using the Xyron Sticker Maker

If you’ve read my tutorials on how to make faux leather earrings, you know I love using my Xyron Sticker Maker to make double-sided earrings. But sometimes it’s hard to visualize exactly how to put them together from a written tutorial, so I made a video just for YOU! Lycia EvanoffLycia is a lifelong crafter…

DIY Patriotic Earrings (and a FREE cut file!!!)
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DIY Patriotic Earrings (and a FREE cut file!!!)

Looking for a quick project to jazz up your 4th of July attire? How about these cute DIY Patriotic Earrings? They’re a great way to use of scraps of faux leather as well as leftover bits and pieces of Sparkleberry patterned HTV. (Yes, I do keep my scraps. They’re much too pretty to waste!!!) Lycia…

Beyond Faux Leather: Specialty Materials for DIY Earrings using your Silhouette Cameo, Portrait, or Curio
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Beyond Faux Leather: Specialty Materials for DIY Earrings
using your Silhouette Cameo, Portrait, or Curio

Like so many other Silhouette projects, DIY earrings leave plenty of room for creativity and individual expression. While faux leather is still very much on-trend, there is a wide variety of specialty materials that can be used to make earrings. After spending this past weekend at the Terri Johnson Creates Spring Retreat in Woodbridge, VA …

More DIY Faux Leather Earrings – and a FREE cut file!
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More DIY Faux Leather Earrings – and a FREE cut file!

Surprise! As I mentioned in my last post, I just finished teaching a class on faux leather earrings at the All Things Silhouette Conference in Peachtree City, Georgia organized and hosted by Terri Johnson Creates. While I was at the conference, I discovered another source for faux leather. I’ve been playing with…I mean TESTING…it today …