Playing with Plaid

I selected this plaid at the Silhouette store for free using my reward points. Only thing was it came in shades of green and I wanted to see what other colors I could get using the Silhouette software. By selecting the plaid image then opening the Image Effects window then Colorize and sliding Hue scale the color choices were amazing. I printed this selection in a plum shade then added freehand cross lines with a gold Posca Pen and black fine marker. Mat layered on white cs base then added the orange bg piece. It was on a card that I got attached crooked so removed and trimmed down. The new size got the edges framed in gold by using a straight edge with a very thin reveal and dragging the Posca Pen along each edge. Because the backing was in shreds I used the sticker station to add adhesive to the back. Learned a trick the other day to get the adhesive not to leave webs along the edges, I ran it through my embossing machine like I was embossing a thin die cut. For my machine that meant the base plate then my image in the sticker sandwich next came the embossing mat and last the embossing shim. Did not feel like much pressure but sure did the trick to get adhesive only on the back of the piece. Can not wait to try this on a more intricate die.


This is a jpeg of the image that I started with in my Silhouette.

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6 thoughts on “Playing with Plaid”

  1. Very cool that you were able to change the color of your plaid panel, and the lines you added look great. Great tip on using the die cut machine to keep the sticker goo where it should be; I will definitely need to try that!

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