And of course, there's an awesome deal that starts today....
Here's my project for today - Rhinestone Backpack Tutorial - but keep reading because I show off several other project ideas at the end of the post....
First, you use "rhinestone" template designs (the kit comes with free ones, plus you can buy tons more in the Silhouette Store) - but DON'T RESIZE your image - - most images come with several sizes (see, 3 sizes of flowers) - you can't resize it because the holes are preset and you don't want to mess them up.
So the machine will cut the template - see it with all the holes:
And then you stick that to a thick board - like so (making it completely reuseable!):
Now when you pour on the rhinestones, you swirl them around til they fit in all the holes. I have to hand-place some, but that's okay - til you get this:
Then you use special transfer tape for heat - it's like a clear sticker - and put it on top of your rhinestones - and they all stick in their place - and it looks like this:
It took a backpack that was a hand-me-down and really turned it into her own - she loves it!!!
Other ideas from me for using your Rhinestone kit: