Specialty Media Products with Christine

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Would you like to see some of the specialty media products in use? Christine has a very fun Halloween project to share with us today.
Have you got your Halloween decorations out?  I have, but I wanted to add a few more pieces and thought that this banner would be super cute to hang in my kitchen window.  As soon, as I saw the file, I thought glitter would be great on the bats and web.  I looked in my stash, no black glitter, so I remember that I had my Silhouette Double Sided Adhesive Paper Starter Kit which had all of the things I needed to make this banner extra fun!
The double sided adhesive paper cuts really easy.  Just make sure that when you send it to your Silhouette that you have changed it to the preset for this type of paper.
After it is cut, I gently lifted the outside portion of the paper and set it aside.

Then I used my pick tool and weeded out the middles of the letters and web. Below you can see the process.
In the starter kit, you get this great little spatula.  It makes lifting off the pieces very easy.  You want to make sure that you lift off all of the layers of your cut piece.
I probably should have taken a picture of me putting the glitter on the bat, but this was the first piece I did.  What you will need to do is lift off the white paper from the top of your piece.  You will see the sticky layer underneath it and then a bottom sheet that is yellow.  After you peel of the white paper, you can sprinkle glitter on it.  Be sure to mash it down into the sticky layer so that you get good coverage.
I always keep a few of the Silhouette mat cover sheets around and they come in handy when playing with glitter.  Just bend the sides together and put the excess back in the container.  Another tip I thought I would share is to use a lint roller to clean up the left over glitter that clings to your mat, table, and you!:)
In this picture, I am putting on the flocking material.  This also came in my starter kit.  It was the perfect spooky green for my letters.  The flocking really needs to be worked into the sticky part of your piece.  I took a pinch and then rubbed in many times to achieve a good coverage.
The one thing that I liked about this material is that when you pull off the yellow backing to stick it where you want it to go, it’s not super flimsy.  It doesn’t easily stick to itself which makes sticking it down and placing it just where you want it very easy.  Once it’s down, it’s there, so make sure you are careful.
Here is my finished banner.  This file comes with all of the pieces that you see.  It’s kind of a small banner when you first pull it onto your mat, so I sized it much bigger before I ungrouped it.  The banner pieces are around 4×5 but if you were putting this on your mantle, you would need to go much bigger than that.  I really love this banner because it is so versatile.  You could change it up with a few extra character files to a birthday or Christmas banner.
Lori Whitlock products used:
Other Products used:
Silhouette Double Sided Adhesive Starter Kit, use cod LORI for 30%, ends today!
May Arts- Web Ribbon and Cording

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Brigit - October 25, 2013 - 8:36 am

The banner came out great, I’m gonna have to try this.

Gerlinde - October 25, 2013 - 4:33 am

You have the best ideas;-) Gerlinde

Mendi Yoshikawa - October 24, 2013 - 10:02 am

Your banner turned out awesome! Earlier this week I took advantage of the free shipping on a $25 order at the Silhouette store and combined that deal with Lori’s code for 30% off so I have some of this coming my way soon. Can’t wait for it to arrive so I can play with it too! :)

Traci - October 24, 2013 - 6:05 am

Great project Christine!

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