Creating a Custom Knockout Design in Silhouette Studio
New Silhouette class available on my Teachable site HERE.
This class is one I created for the May 2022 All Things Silhouette Conference and it was a hit! The attendees took the class ideas and ran with it. I loved seeing all of their creations and it really inspired me to want to create even more.
I’ll be honest and typically after all the time that goes into the testing, recording, and editing to create a new class – I usually am “over” the class topic and it might be awhile for me to do it again. For instance, my Foil Quill didn’t get unpacked for a year after teaching at an ATS conference a few years back.
But, this class has been different as I see all the creations coming in. I am sharing a few of those below the class information so make sure to keep scrolling below.
This is a step-by-step class that explores the complete process of creating your own unique design. We start with downloading an image, tracing, discuss compound paths, text, offset, and the modify-subtract tools. This class is jam-packed with information that will help you in many future projects!
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I am including the list of supplies I used in the class below.
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-Silhouette machine, blade, cutting mat
– Paint Stroke design from Pixabay – Download HERE – how to download will be included in the class – alternate options are listed below as well
– Hello Friend Brush Script Font by Gina Marshall – Design #271670
– Optional Text Design by Silhouette Secrets – download HERE or use text style of choice
– Patterned HTV, Transfer Mask (if needed), Solid color HTV of your choice
– Sparkleberry Ink Patterned HTV – Staci’s Watercolor HTV used in class photo
Use code SILSECRETS to save 10% at Sparkleberry Ink
– Transfer Mask for Sparkleberry HTV
– Siser Easyweed color to match – Siser Easyweed Sky Blue used in class photo
– Shirt, tote, pillow, or other blank to press on
Optional design options:- Brush Stroke design alternatives – no tracing needed: Design #400679, Design #405377, Design #240013, Design #398421, Design #314334, Design #290326, Design #393147,
– Other Sparkleberry Ink combinations: Watercolor Wash (video class), Confetti Blue, etc.
I have also included a list of the class content in the description on Teachable.
There is a lot of information packed into this class. The best part is once you are registered, you can watch at your convenience and as many times as needed to really soak in the information.
Check out all the details HERE.
During the All Things Silhouette Conference attendees will post their completed project photos in our private Facebook group and WOW! I was blown away with their creations and the variety of different patterns, shapes, and text used in this class.
It truly shows that the techniques learned in the class can be used in many different ways for all users.
Custom Knockout Show & Tell
Here are a few that I received permission from the creators to share with you all.
There were so many fabulous creations!
It is a good thing it was not a contest as I could not have picked just one!
When creating a class, I always have several demos that I’ve created in the testing and recording times of the course. Here are a few more I created using this same technique.
I do not necessarily like the feel of glitter HTV on a shirt that I wear, but I still love the look of glitter. This is Siser Glitter HTV applied to a piece of fabric and then I glued the fabric to the photo backing.
Here is the same design with a different pattern on a tote bag.
And once you start, sometimes it’s hard to stop, especially when you have a stash of patterned HTV.
And one more!
I have had this patterned HTV for several years and never found a design that I wanted to use it for. This pattern reminds me of a Lisa Franks design and it was perfect for this Inspire and Create design by Donna Downey – Design #32502.
And now after seeing all the creations from those who’ve already done the class, I have so many more ideas. I’ll have new shirts for the rest of the year!
Check out this class
And I would love to see what you create with it!
I’d love to see what you are creating with your Silhouette software & machines!
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