June 21, 2011
READ THIS: If you normally scroll past my Silhouette Promotion posts because you don't have a Silhouette Machine, don't worry, this is for you - I did this whole project without my machine, just for you!
"Pssst, doesn't it look like I waited in line forever to get my face painted - but it's just a fake tattoo that took less than a minute...."
I don't know about you, but I'm not the biggest fan of temporary tattoos - - mainly because they're so ugly! Just a few days ago, my preschooler slapped a giant Hello Kitty across her cheek - ugh! I have this thing against all things "character" and that makes up most the tattoos out there.
But the idea of being able to make my own - - now that's got potential !
I had this grand idea to make the tattoos look like face painting - fun, right?!? Here we go:
Get the tattoo paper from Silhouette (it's on sale - see the end of this post for code) and stick it in your printer and print out your designs. I just used Word and Clip Art ( I searched "flourish) - it's that easy.
Anyways, back to the tutorial - cut around the shapes:
Then they're like all the other tattoos your kids have used - you first peel off the clear sheet:
Put the tattoo design-down on the skin and cover it with a wet cloth.
Hold until the paper backing is saturated, then pull the paper backing off. That's it - so quick!
They love them! And side note, if you want more "candid" pictures, use good ole "potty talk". Picture on the left: "smile girls". Picture on the right "do you think it's funny when I say... (wait for it)... Poopy Diaper?!"
Alright, the monthly Silhouette Deal you've been waiting to hear about:
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Mandy is a Craft Blogger who enjoys all things DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She enjoys being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City area. Please add her Google profile to your circles. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.