After creating The Boy’s toddler adirondack chair with anchor decal using the Silhouette Studio software, I knew right away that I wanted to upgrade to the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition. The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition is more dynamic than the Silhouette Studio®. Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition contains all the same functionality as Silhouette Studio® plus the following designer features:
- Ability to open, manipulate, and cut .svg files
- Rhinestone tools to convert designs into rhinestone templates and create your own rhinestone designs
- Sketch tools to convert designs into several styles of sketchable art
- Creative knife tools to allow you to clip designs using different patterns
- Enhanced eraser set to modify designs with more precision
- Built-in ruler and guide lines for precise alignment and drawing
Our front door was in desperate need of repainting. The pale yellow was drab and faded from years of the sun beating down on it, and the color wasn’t on our home owner’s association’s “approved” front door color choices. After selecting the least ugliest paint color from the “approved” color choices, I decided to go to work on sprucing up the front door with more than just paint!
Using the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, I uploaded the word “Welcome” and manipulated it using the eraser tool. The built-in ruler and guide lines helped to ensure I got the look that I wanted. I printed my design onto some pink vinyl that I had in my stash.
I painted the center of the door white because I wanted the word “Welcome” to really pop and to be seen from the street! With the fresh coat of white paint, you can tell how faded the yellow was and how dingy our door really looked.
Adding the vinyl design to the door is easy, just be sure to place it where you want it and use a stick to smooth it out and ensure it adheres to the surface.
I painted the entire door with the blue that we chose. Yes, I painted right over the pink vinyl decal. I think The Texan freaked a bit when he saw the pink “Welcome” on the door. He’s always wondering what I am up to! After letting it dry for about an hour, I carefully peeled the vinyl decal off the door. I love how it turned out!
Have you spruced up your front door lately?