Online Class: Reverse Canvas Halloween Décor with Silhouette | Michaels

Know, And are Video: You okay Video: Hi, I am Kelly women and I have been working with silhouette for a long time. I love the machines. I’ve had them for more than 10 years I’ve been teaching around for 10 years or more. And so I’m thrilled to be here again Video: This class is doing. We’re doing a reverse canvas technique with heat transfer and we’re taking a plane Video: A plane stretched white canvas, and we’re going to deconstruct it and turn it into this Video: If you have any questions, go ahead and use the chat and I will try and answer your questions Video: And I just wanted to point out that I’m going to be using a heat press today with the heat transfer, but you can also use a home iron for using a home iron just Video: Usually set it on cotton setting and make sure that there’s no steam Video: I like using a heat press just because there’s even temperature and even pressure, but you can absolutely especially for this where it’s not going to be washed or handled a lot, an iron should be just fine. If you don’t have a heat press Video: But let’s go ahead and get started. So let’s go ahead and go, we go to an overhead shot Video: So I’m just going to take the canvas and cut away Video: The, the fabric canvas part Video: So I’m just using craft knife and I like to Video: Just go along the staples Video: It’s all going to get trimmed down later Video: I’m just using my nice sharp craft knife and I’ll be able to pull this away Video: There are different ways you can do this. I’m going to leave the staples in Video: The frame but you can get a tool that will actually pull those staples out. So maybe if you’re making this for Video: A gift or something you might want to actually pull the staples out Video: I’m not worried about that. I’m just going to paint over them. So I’m leaving my staples in place Video: A sharp craft. Nice Video: exacto knife is better than $1 Video: I’m using an 11 by 14 inch Video: Canvas, but Video: You can use any size that you want Video: You just change your design to fit the size of Canvas you’re using Video: And if it tears, a little bit. It’s not a big deal. Like I said, we’re going to be trimming the outer edge Video: As we get further in the process Video: Okay

Video: So now we’ve got our brain Video: In our Candace, and it’s always a little bit of a surprise you never quite know what you’re going to get for your frame but and if you want it to be nicer than what you’ve got. You can send it down. I’m not going to worry about sending it down Video: So let’s go ahead and paint the frame Video: It’s going to put down some parchment paper Video: To protect my Video: Surface Video: Okay Video: So I’m just going to start with some black craft paint, just some acrylic paint Video: And a phone brush and we’re just gonna Video: Paint the whole thing black Video: If you wanted to spray paint that I’m sure that would work as well Video: But I find that the craft Nate works, works pretty good me Video: You want to get all of the Video: Various sides Video: top bottom back corners inside all of that Video: And I’m just painting over the staples and again if you wanted to make it nicer. Pull the staples out. But if you’re not worried about it, just leave them in there Video: Right. And I’m not going to spend the time painting this whole thing and watching it dry, but Video: We show you what I do. There are some areas. I don’t know if you can see but when you’re using a dark pink color. There’s these gaps from the miners in the corners and so I take one of these. I guess it’s a glue brush Video: And just get that Video: Just stick that in there to kind of fill in those holes with your dark pink color. So they’re not those holes aren’t noticeable Video: And Michael’s does sell these little Video: Brushes there Video: Same place as the phone Video: Brushes Video: Right, so that Video: I’ll spend all that time Video: And this is my painted and already dried black frame. So what we want to do Video: Before we move into the software and we want to measure what the actual opening is, you know, this is 11 by 14 but we don’t have all the full 11 by 14 to work with for our design and we don’t want to even come up all the way to the edge. So this is the opening is nine inches across Video: And Video: Just past 12 inches. So we’ll say it’s nine by 12 the opening, we’re going to work with when we’re ready for doing the design Video: So frame is done Video: Move on to painting the canvas. Let me clear my space just a little bit Video: I’m gonna work with a fresh piece of Video: Parchment paper that does not have Video: Black wet paint on it Video: Right now you could leave this white if you want. I think it’s fun to add a little bit of color, especially when we’re working with mostly black heat transfer

Video: Flash Okay Video: So I’m just going to do this Video: Quick and Dirty Video: Just pour my paint straight onto the canvas Video: To do a gradient so yellow Video: And orange Video: And red Video: And then we might add some pink and purple towards the bottom but fresh from brush Video: And we won’t see this whole area when we’re done. And, but if you kind of go to the crease marks, then you know you’ve covered enough Video: So moving to the yellow. Start with the yellow move into the orange and then kind of draw the orange a little bit back up Video: Into the yellow Video: And I’ll move down Video: start grabbing my red Video: Yeah, I think I will add a little bit of pink and purple Video: And we can pick our best Video: Spot for the frame. Once it’s done Video: The area that will actually show Video: Okay. So, that is basically all I do for the paint and then you would want to let this dry it’s totally fine to use a blow dryer and Video: Help that drying process along Video: When I go ahead and set this behind me Video: And this is one that I already did. And it’s all dry and you can see that when we put the frame on there. Later, we can kind of pick our best spot so for now I will go ahead and set this aside Video: And that’s all the prep work is moved into my software Design ready Video: Okay, so let me get my screen share going Video: Okay, everybody can see that Video: So remember we measured our rectangle, our opening for the frame. And so that was nine inches by 12 inches. So I’m just going to draw a rectangle. So I’ll grab my rectangle tool here on the left Video: And I will draw it to be Video: Nine by 12 inches. I can get it close and then I’ll just go up to my scale window up here. It’s unlocked. So I can just input the dimensions nine inches wide Video: And 12 inches high Video: Actually, I’m going to move this over Video: To the side so we can see the whole frame that I’ve created Video: So I’m going to open this design that should have been in the supply list when you registered for the class. It’s Happy Halloween Video: Oops. That is not grouped together. So I’m going to take my selection just drag a selection around it and group. The word happy and then drag another selection box to get the Halloween and I don’t want to select the bat Video: But with Halloween selected, I’m going to group that Video: And now you can bring this over and see if it needs to be resized to fit that opening Video: That actually is a good size Video: He’s my alignment tools to make sure that

Video: Lines up. So this is a good size for that opening because I’ve still got white space above and below and on the sides Video: And so that is the size I wanted to work with Video: Move this back over Video: So we are going to go ahead and cut our heat transfer Video: I’m going to use black just smooth black heat transfer for the word happy and smooth black heat transfer is more of a traditional heat transfer. And so it needs to be cut in reverse Video: A mirror image. So I’m just going to right click and choose flip horizontally Video: Okay, so that is ready and I’ve got my grid turned on. If you want to turn your grid on or off on your mat. You can just hit the letter G, but I can see that this is seven inches wide Video: And two inches high Video: And I’m going to go ahead and use my math for this heat transfer, because I only need that small scrap. I don’t need to feed the whole thing into the machine, although I could if I needed to. I’m going to cut this from two inches by seven inches black smooth heat transfer Video: The other thing Video: That’s a good idea to do is a test cut. Now you can use Video: The test cut in the software, but I like to do a manual test cut and so I’m going to go over and grab a shape tool. It could be a letter A star anything Video: I’m going to go ahead and just use a star from a shape tool and these flexi shapes. I think are only available in designer edition plus and business edition. So if you don’t have those just go ahead and use a letter or something Video: I’m going to go to my second panel Video: And I just want to cut the star first. And so I’m going to select Video: The word and choose no cut Video: And so now the only thing that’s showing both that’s going to cut is this star. So that’ll just be my Manual Test cat to make sure I’ve got the right settings Video: Okay, so Video: Then I want to do heat transfer smooth as my material Video: And it’s set. It’s already recognized my machine. If you need to select your correct machine you can choose it down here on the lower left Video: Just click on that little machine icon to make sure that your machine is connected Video: And so he transfer smooth went to do it on a blade on to. And I’m going to go ahead and increase this. So what my previous test cuts, where you can always start with the default Video: And that’s why we do a test kit. Start with your default settings, but I’m going to go ahead and test cut with what I think is going to work better for me so blade on to force of 12 and speed eight Video: And I will get that ready to load Video: Onto the into the machine. So I’m going to stop sharing my screen. And we can go back Video: Back to an overhead shot Video: Alright, so we’ve got machine in here now defined my Video: There we go. Okay, so this is smooth heat transfer that I have already trimmed down to that two inches by seven inches. I talked about and Video: This is got has a glossy side on the back. That is the backing. It’s a sticky liner that’s already applied to smooth heat transfer. And so I’ve got kind of a double side facing up. That’s the backside of the heat transfer, and that’s why we flipped that image Video: To cut it. So the word happy we had flipped in reverse, because it’s cutting from the back side Video: Okay, so this first cut is going to be that little star as a test cut just to make sure that my settings are right I’ll load that

Video: Go back to my software and I’m just paying click send Video: To cut that star Video: Okay, so it’s using the Video: automatically adjust ahead can unload that and Video: Use my hook tool to make sure that star comes off cleanly Video: And it does follow that back in Video: And make sure your mat is lined up with this mark on the side here. It’s just a line with a couple of arrows Video: Okay. And let me screen share again just briefly Video: Okay, so you can see I cut the star and that worked well. So now I’m going to turn the star to know cut Video: And I will set Video: My Word to cut Video: And so you can see how those bold minds are telling you what is going to cut and what’s not going to cut if it’s on your Mac anything off to the side of your mat is not going to cut at all Video: Okay, so I’ve got still my settings and Video: Going to cut that word. So I’ll go ahead and move my Video: Laptop back down Video: Sorry, I need to press sense. So it’ll, it’ll go Video: And if you get heat transfer material will give you a little pop up warning Video: For Video: Whether you want to mirror Video: The mirror that’s going to change Video: Or Video: Cut. It’s going to flip it over the other side. And so that’s why I like to mirror my own words with that. Flip Horizontal Video: Setting. And so then I can just say send as is in the center cannot Video: Wait for that to you have any questions Video: Again, okay Video: Okay that’s done, so I Video: Can go ahead and read this Video: Leave it on my map right now just so I’ve got a good flat surface Video: But waiting is just taking away the material that does not need to be there Video: I’m leaving the letters in place Video: And just pulling away everything else Video: So this is with the smooth heat transfer the backing is ticking. So I really like weeding heat transfer because Video: Everything stays in place. And if your extra part that you’re weeding you know falls falls back down. It doesn’t pick up like with vinyl. If you drop your extra onto your Video: Stuff that you want to stay in place. It’ll, it’ll stick to it, and with heat transfer, it doesn’t stick to it. So I like that Video: So this is not a font. This is Video: Straight from that design. So a designer created this for the Happy Halloween. So it’s all one design already made for you Video: Yes, so this is silhouette brand but same as Caesar easy read the shiny part goes down the dole side faces up

Video: A little bit stretchy Video: Now take my letter centers Video: Is the first part of our design Video: So the back side is the glossy side and it’s sticky, which also helps when we get to the point where we’re applying it to our Video: applying it to our fabric our canvas in this case. Okay, so I’m going to set that aside. And let’s go ahead and design Video: The Video: spider web portion of this design Video: Alright so let me screen share again Video: Okay, so we’ll go back to Video: Our designed and I’m going to just move this off the page off of the virtual cutting mat Video: And so we’ve already grouped Video: The Halloween portion together so that all moves is one piece Video: And I’m going to be cutting this one from the Caesar easy patterns. And so this one’s a little different of a heat transfer, because the pattern is spacing up and so you Video: You don’t need to flip it. You don’t need to reverse it. We’re going to be cutting from the top. And so we want to leave it in its normal orientation Video: So let’s see this one I can use my grid again to see how big that is Video: And if I have my material that’s eight inches wide and nine inches long. That is enough to use for this. I could change my page size Video: So machine is cutting is the cameo my cutting that as cameo. I could change my media size to be eight inches by nine inches Video: And then that reflects the actual material I’m using sometimes I’ll use my grid and sometimes I will Video: Actually change my documents. SIGHS Video: All center that Video: And now I can go over to Video: Send panel Video: And I have found that with the Caesar easy patterns, it cuts the same I use the same settings as my smooth heat transfer Video: And so I’m going to go ahead and just leave that at the blade two and force 12 and speed eight Video: Now if you are concerned about it. You could do the same thing you did before, bring over this Video: Test shape and do the same thing as before. So you could turn the little star to cut in your regular designed to know cut Video: I’m going to go ahead and skip that this time because I went ahead and tested this already, but you can do a test case, every time you try a new kind of heat transfer or new kind of media. And just so you don’t waste that whole page Video: By by not testing it Video: Okay, so we’ll get this loaded. And then, I will send it Video: Yes, the mirroring. Okay, so with regular heat transfer Video: My go ahead and stop sharing that Video: With regular heat transfer, you’re cutting the back side of it. So that’s it’s got the glossy side and kind of the adult side and flip it over, you cut with the glossy side against your mat and the adult side facing up. You’re cutting the backside of it. So the reason I’m not

Video: marrying the spider web is because this is a different kind of heat transfer. This is the Caesar easy patterns and the design is actually facing up. And it’s not it doesn’t have the sticky liner layer that other heat transfer has Video: Sorry, let me grab this. So this is use got this cute spider web print on it and it comes with we’ll get to in just a minute. But it comes with Video: A layer that we’re going to lay on top of it. So kind of more like vinyl Video: You’re going to be using a transfer layer Video: That answer the question. That’s why we’re not doing it just because it’s a different kind of heat transfer that’s made to be transferred with a separate Video: Transfer shoot Video: Okay, so let me get this onto my cutting that will cut it Video: So that was eight inches by nine inches Video: This is always harder to do on camera, you should try it Video: Okay. So the easy patterns, my pattern is facing up. And we’re just going to cut that Halloween straight onto straight out of this pattern lining up my mat again and loading it Video: And I just need to go back to the software and press send, Video: Any other questions at the moment Video: All came from Michael’s by did not see the black so at Susie transfer online, but I did have it in my local Michael store this let round, but you can also use other brands Video: Can you transfer. So I know they have a lot of Caesar Video: Michaelson so that spelled si es are Video: So I got all of this, it might Video: Get a little bit firmer surface here Video: With this Video: Is my hook to older can grab a corner. This Video: So this Caesar easy patterns is the backing on this one is not sticky. I think it’s like a static Video: It’s usually just clinging to the material Video: So you want to be careful Video: Don’t fall off the design that should stay there Video: Pulling away Video: Everything except the letters we want the letters to stay there

Video: This one Video: I’m pretty fast Video: This was the first time I had actually used the Caesar easy patterns and I really like it. It’s a lot of fun Video: OK, so now I just need to take out my letter centers Video: Okay, now this one Video: Because it is facing up. We need to use the transfer sheet that comes with it to get it ready for applying to our Canvas. So I’m going to go ahead and grab that Video: Kind of like using Video: Vinyl you have used vinyl before that he said vinyl Video: We’re going to apply the sticky side on to Video: The image actually Video: Over Video: Well, we’re gonna let that go Video: I don’t want to pull it off of it after it’s touch this Video: That’s important to get a good adhesion here Video: Is my scraper tool Video: Make sure that sticks Video: We’ll have some bubbles, which is not ideal, and see if I can Video: You can avoid bubbles and wrinkles. Avoid bubbles and wrinkles separate and get this Video: Icon anyways Video: This transmission, a couple of times Video: The goal is to get it pressed on their firmly enough that it’s going to stick to the transfer sheet and have that Video: Backing later Video: Release Video: Alright, and I’m actually going to Video: promise I won’t be using it again Video: It’s going to help me center if I have the same Video: Dimensions on the bag Video: Transfers Video: So generally, I would say, take your time and Video: Be careful with it Video: I’m kind of Video: fixing my mistakes, getting it on in cricket Video: I have straight lines, that’s going to help me apply it a little better Video: Okay, so now the trick is to

Video: Stuck to Video: The sticky layer Video: For that, I want the heat transfer stuck to the sticky layer Video: It’s works better. Much better at home when nobody’s watching you trust me Video: Really does come apart, I’m sure Video: Here we go Video: So now I’m going to Video: Kill the backing away. So I want the letters to stay stuck to this sticky layer Video: Go slow Video: Down again Video: Sometimes if you apply pressure with your scraper tool, while you’re feeling Video: That helps Video: Design down where it should be Video: I made that look way harder than it actually is Video: So, Video: Okay Video: I got one little stray bit of something I want to make sure that’s Video: Not heat transfer. So it doesn’t. We don’t want that stick to the Video: Canvas. Okay, so for now I’m going to put this Video: Back on Video: That backing to hold it in place Video: And last thing to do is to cut out some card stock bats little elements at the end Video: I will go back into Video: My screen share Video: Alright so want to cut some little bats

Video: Go back to my design page Video: This off the mat Video: I’m gonna set my media sighs back to the full page Video: And I want this Video: Fat that came with the design, but I want three of them. And so that’s one of the fun things about silhouette studio is you want to change something you can Video: So I’m going to hold my I’ll select it and I’ll hold my control or command on a Mac. Hold the control or command key and just tap your arrow key and it’ll make a copy Video: For you, so Video: Just make sure I’ve got those on my page Video: I’ve already trimmed down a piece of card stock ready for this. That’s three inches Video: High. And so I just wanted to make sure that that fits within the three inches height on the grid Video: And go to the center tab Video: And this time we are going to cut it from card stock Video: And I’ve already tested this one I’m going to choose adhesive that card stock, just because I like that setting. It cuts through really well on the paper. I’m using. And so this is ready Video: To cut from card stock Video: Okay, get my handy dandy Matt. One more time Video: And my card stock Video: Just put it in the upper left corner of my mat, as always Video: Sit down, loaded into the machine Video: And in my software. I will go ahead and press send, Video: I’m happy. You guys were supportive and not mean to me for my Video: My heat transfer the box Video: Okay, so Video: Three bats kept from card stock Video: And we are done with the cutting parts go ahead and move out of the way Video: Okay, so now Video: We’re going to move on to the heat press. So I think I will move this example Video: So we can use the heat press. I’ve already pre heated this and so Video: We’ve got our Video: paint on canvas and our painted black frame. And so now we’re going to go ahead and Video: Get this Video: Line up and ready to press so maybe an overhead overhead view just briefly Video: Okay Video: So take your frame and kind of pick the color that you like. I think that looks pretty good right there. We’re going to be trimming off this extra and so you can do this part now or later. I’m going to go ahead and Video: Mark where I want this frame

Video: I’m just going to draw Video: Along the canvas Video: trimmed off and not have seen so it doesn’t matter if you use a pen or pencil or Video: So help me get my brain back in place to when I’m Video: When I’m ready Video: Okay Video: Now we’re going to position this where we want Video: You can see that that was cut on the back side but it’s Video: It’s the way we want it for actually sticking it to the frame. Okay, so just going to kind of eyeball it Video: The Video: The two types of heat transfer, you can use the same temperature and time. So I’m going to be doing these at 305 degrees Video: On my heat press and that’ll be 10 to 15 seconds Video: And as long as I don’t have an overlap Video: You know, I don’t want the liner should have Video: To be overlapping on to the heat transfer of the other. So I’m going to keep them separated Video: Just so there’s nothing that will interfere with the vision. Okay, so Video: I think that looks pretty good Video: I sat down a little bit Video: So it doesn’t move and move my frame away Video: Want to use a protective layer Video: Well, I’m going to go ahead and place this here Video: Make sure I can feel the bottom of my Video: Platform, so I know the design is fully on there and then Video: It’s parchment paper on pop Video: To protect it Video: Down Video: And again 305 degrees is what I’m using and we’re going 15 seconds Video: off of there and Video: Make sure that sticks, while we remove the liner Video: Yes. So if it’s not sticking. And this is the same as if you’re doing an iron, you can go ahead and press it again just just lay the, the whole thing, the whole liner back down and press it again for a few seconds Video: And try peeling off the liner Video: That is regular parchment paper from the kitchen Video: Alright so that looks like it’s coming off. Okay, just go slow enough that you need to press it again, you can Video: Just go slow and make sure Video: Okay, and then Joe from Caesars as depressing. Again, another couple seconds Video: Easy pattern Video: Heat transfer applied

Video: Drawn the little trimming lines Video: I’m going to go ahead and we’ll just Video: cut this off Video: And I’m going to go just a little bit inside my lines. Those are all going to be covered by the frame anyways Video: So just a heavy Video: acrylic ruler Video: And a self healing cutting Matt Video: Extra Video: Glue it back together Video: With Video: Canvas and this time it’s going to go on the backside Video: Instead of wrapped around the front like it came. We’re just going to use that frame Video: The, the new Video: Frame like you would use for a picture. And for this, I’m going to go ahead and add some some tasks Video: To hold it all in place before I thought, Good, and you can use Video: to reattach it, you can use a staple, then probably Video: I’m going to just use hot glue Video: Right, so I stretch corner to corner Video: Kind of make it tight Video: Thumbtack tax Video: To hold it in place Video: Just because you take a Video: Canvas panel and then you’re disassembling it, you’re just just assembling it and putting it in reverse the how it came Video: That still looks Video: Looks good finish putting in a couple more contacts Video: And I didn’t come up with the name reverse canvas that’s been around for Video: A while. So name others gave it Video: OK Video: OK, so now we will get Video: Glue gun Video: And make sure Video: That we’re just going to glue that all against the frame Video: This Thumbtack a little too deep. So cry a little bit Video: OK. So again, I’m just going to do this in small sections and kind of Video: Hold it tight Video: As I add the glue Video: And I’m putting the glue a little closer to the opening of the frame as opposed to right at the fabrics edge

Video: Alright Video: So our canvas Video: I will go ahead and Video: Just make this a little bit cleaner Video: Using my ruler and cutting off Video: To about a quarter inch Video: Close to the edge Video: Just makes it look a little nicer. But that’s only aesthetics, you can you can leave it. I just didn’t want any of my canvas to be peeking out from behind Video: When I have it on display Video: I think you get the idea. You didn’t finish that up Video: And so now we will just add those little bats Video: So these are paper. I love working with paper. I’m just going to kind of hold Video: Those bats up at the wings and then just give them a little curl with the fingers Video: Let’s see. Where did I put the last on top of the end. Okay Video: All right. And if you didn’t get your design perfectly even this is where these little elements, you can kind of place them out to the side to Video: To fill up that white space if you need to kind of shift the look of your design one way or the other. You can use those little balancing elements. So just hot glue again Video: Do we have any more questions as we are wrapping this up Video: I don’t have any more like this scheduled at the moment but Video: That’s not to say they won’t be more Video: I have, I have a lot of classes, you can find through my blog I blog is finding time to create calm and that’ll direct you to everywhere that I have classes and tutorials for silhouette and otherwise

Video: Okay, so that Video: Is our cute little Halloween reverse canvas decoration. So hopefully you guys enjoyed that. And if we don’t have any other questions, then I will say goodbye. And thank you so much for joining