DIY Modern Art Using The Silhouette

So when it comes to art in your home, are you a creative person decorate? Well for me it is quick and simple – minimalistic in some ways but always classic and timeless. The Silhouette offers me the necessary help when it comes to getting the job done! For this project I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut some modern shapes out of smooth white cardstock and then added some colour with my much loved Tsukineko All-Purpose Inks. I love how this project turned out.

DIY Corner Modern Art - Heart

How I created my framed modern art in a few easy steps

  • Step 1

    I found this image of the shape I wanted to use on the internet. Imported it into my Silhouette Library and opened it. Once opened I traced the shape into a somewhat weird looking image. This happens because of the original black and white image I traced. Using my Silhouette software I drew lines overlapping the shape to create my own shape that I could cut.

  • DIY Corner Modern Art - Step 1

  • Step 2

    Once I had the shapes I copied it several times onto my cutting matt using the software and then sent it to the Silhouette to cut.

  • DIY Corner Modern Art - Step 2

  • Step 3

    I used smooth AC Cardstock for cutting my shapes out of.

  • DIY Corner Modern Art - Step 3

  • Step 4

    I selected four colours of All-Purpose inks that would work well in my décor scheme.

  • DIY Corner Modern Art - Step 4

  • Step 5

    I dropped several drops of the fours colours of inks onto my cut sheet – I left the shapes intact to colour them and only removed them once dry.

  • DIY Corner Modern Art - Step 5

  • Step 6

    After each colour was dropped onto the cut sheet with an ink dropper I misted the ink with water to make the inks flow and create interesting effects.

  • DIY Corner Modern Art - Step 6

  • Step 7

    Once the inked shapes were dry, I carefully removed them from the cut sheet and adhered them onto a base piece of cardstock using Tombo mono multi adhesive. I worked with one shape at a time making it easier to keep track of adhering all the bits and pieces.

  • DIY Corner Modern Art - Step 7

Once the entire base cardstock was filled with my coloured pieces, I popped it back into the frame for a gorgeous quick and easy DIY modern art piece. I am definitely going to make more of these as gifts. And that’s how I use my inks and Silhouette to make my life colourful, meaningful and beautiful each day!

DIY Corner Modern Art - Tsukineko Ink


Products Used

Jowilna Nolte

Post by The Wholesaler’s Designer Jowilna Nolte.
We are very proud to introduce you to our first designer, Jowilna Nolte. Jowilna is a true creative and she will be sharing some of her passion and creativity with you.

Read more about Jowilna here.

All Purpose Ink, Cardstock, DIY, Handmade Gifts, Jowilna Nolte, Silhouette, Silhouette CAMEO, Silhouette Studio, Tombow, Tsukineko
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