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Make Your Own Watercolor Vinyl

 I love the soft look of watercolors and I knew it was the feel I wanted for a little gift I made this week. One problem: I don't know how to watercolor. I don't even own any watercolor paints!

So I came up with a way to get that soft watercolor look using plain white vinyl and my Silhouette craft cutting machine.

It was really easy to do. I'll show you how!


- white Silhouette vinyl
- colored pencils in several coordinating colors
- chalk or oil pastels

Using the colored pencils, softly draw on the vinyl. I chose a linear design, but you could draw circles, waves, or any pattern you can dream up. Keep layering the colors until you like the design. Then add wisps of chalk or oil pastel and smudge with your finger or a cotton ball to soften and blend the colors.

Then all you have to do is cut out a design on your machine and you'll get this lovely, unique look!

I'm headed out of town this week for SNAP, a big creative bloggers conference. This is one of the gifts I made for my secret sister. Her favorite color is purple, so the tin is full of fun purple things... chapstick, nail polish, chocolate, washi tape, etc. I hope she likes it!

Jennifer V.
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