Hi, Marsha Valk here from Nathalie Kalbach's Creative Squad.
I have piles and piles of prints sitting under the desk in my workspace, waiting for a fun project to use them on. So for this month’s theme, I dug out a couple of prints I made previously using Nathalie’s Buenos Aires Tile and Santa Fe Positive Negative Art Foamies!
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but whilst sorting through the pile of prints, I came across an illustration I did a couple of years ago. I decided to use it for my project.
I scanned the illustration, loaded the image into the Silhouette Studio software on my laptop and traced the image and made it into a cut file.
Then I mounted one of the stamped sheets of paper onto a Silhouette cutting mat, fed it into the machine and let the machine cut out all the little houses.
I let the Silhouette cut the same houses from three different sheets of stamped paper. I added more stamped images with black ink to two of the sheets before cutting.
With all houses cut three times, I started arranging the little village onto a blank piece of paper, mixing parts from all of the different background papers.
Once I was happy with the arrangement I glued everything down.
I wanted to add black outlines to the cut-outs, but because some of them are super tiny, I was afraid my pen would slip. I didn’t want to mess up the original, so I scanned the collage and doodled on top of a print instead.
Buenos Aires Tile Foam Stamp https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p403/N%2AStudio%3A_Buenos_Aires_Tile.html
Santa Fe Positive and Negative Foam Stamp Set https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p400/Nathalie_Kalbach%3A_SantaFe_Positive_%26_Negative.html
Various Nat Kalbach rubber stamps
White cardstock (I used A4 size)
StazOn Jet Black
Silhouette electronic cutting machine (I have an old one, but I believe it’s similar to the current Silhouette Portrait)
Black fine liner
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