Welcome to the second instalment to my chevron-inspired series of Silhouette Cameo tutorials.
If you remember last week I designed some chevrons in the Silhouette Studio, this week I thought we could do something with the chevrons, so how about some stamp making?
I’m really excited to see that the stamp-making material to use with your Silhouette Cutting Machines has reached these shores. Making stamps with the Silhouette Cameo has been on my wish list for a while. I haven’t managed to get my hands on one of the Silhouette Stamping making kits yet but as I love carving my own stamps I thought I would use my chevrons from last week to make some hand-carved stamps.
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So to pick up from where we left off. If you remember we had designed a small row of chevrons, select all of them and duplicate them.
Move the new chevrons to the right-hand side and re-select all of the chevrons, then align the tops with the Align Tool.
Now use the Rectangle Tool to draw a large rectangle around the chevrons and cut.
I’ve cut my shapes from 250gsm card to make a template for my hand carving.
Stick it onto the stamp carving block with some masking tape or Scotch tape and carefully start carving using the template to guide the knife.
You will need a delicate hand for some of the thinner shapes but patience and a steady hand will win out! Trim the stamp and ink it up to test it on paper and then remove any bits that you don’t want showing.
So there you are: a hand-carved chevron stamp to use again and again made with your Silhouette Studio and Silhouette cutting machine.
Join me next week for some more Silhouette and Chevron fun.