The design can be simple individual components, such as a the owl or cat below, or a complete project, such as the baby crib card or floral lace card.
Etching Sterling Silver
I found an Instructables article in which they use vinyl cut out by a plotter to make very accurate etched circut board and I got excited. I then found this BlueberriBeads article where she uses the Silhouette Cameo for etching copper jewellery and was hopping up and down. Ian at the Precious Metals Workshop where I had a workbench kindly let me have a shot with the etching machines, first with copper then in silver using a simple small design that I cut out in vinyl. It worked BRILLIANTLY and there was quite the buzz around the workshop!
In the photos below, the top image shows the sheet of sterling silver just after it was removed from the etching tank. The white parts are still covered with the vinyl. The bottom images are finished pieces, oxidised to highlight the etching.
T-Shirts and Hoodies
I've been making tons of baby outfits, kids t-shirts and hoodies for adults. Most recently, I did some for my pals doing Berlin Marathon and London Shine Night Walk. There is a huge array of finishes available - so far I've tried out regular matte, glitter, soft flock, glow in the dark, reflective, mirror metallic and iridescent!
To Do list
Sketching - the blade can be replaced with a pen to draw instead of cut. I've used this a few times for cards, but haven't really explored this feature.
Wall Decals - An upcoming project to make an underwater metropolis for my friend Veronica's kids now they've moved to France.
Fabric - The Silhouette can cut fabric (a separate blade is recommended). I've downloaded some patterns for teddy bears but haven't started this yet.
Stencils - I've been toying with using the Silhouette to create adhesive stencils for applying a painted pattern to furniture, watch this space...