This past week I released a behind the scenes look at a project I was creating to my YouTube channel.
I woke up with an idea and just had to get it out of my head.
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I don’t know why, but the Magnolia designs in the Silhouette Design Store have been calling my name for awhile now.
This design was not too hard to create.
I used the Drawing Tools to create a few rectangle for the backing board and the frame.
The frame is 2 rectangles of different sizes and then I selected both the rectangles at the same time, right clicked and chose Make Compound Path. This turns it from 2 rectangles stacked on top of each other, into a frame.
Compound Paths are often the most difficult concept for a Silhouette user to understand, but when that light bulb moment comes on, it’s like a whole new world opens up. Even after a user gets how compound paths work, sometimes it’s still a matter of just “let’s see what happens” with a design to see what it will do or how it’s made up.
Don’t be afraid to make a copy of a design and just “see what happens”
Then I added the designs to the frames and sized them as needed to fit.
This project took 2 days to completely finish and I tried to record each step of the way. I was able to condense all the time lapse down into about 38 minutes and still be able to show a lot of the process and steps taken.
The finished designs were cut on my Glowforge and then I painted and glued the pieces together.
Do you ever have those ideas that you just want to get created?
I hope you find time to just get started!
I would love to see what you are creating with your Silhouette software or machines!
Or if you have any questions, feel free to post photos or questions on my Facebook group at
Silhouette Secrets with EllyMae.
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