This week’s free Silhouette Cutting File is the word “Family”. It was the perfect finishing touch for a Family Photo Gallery wall I’ve been working on at our place. I cut it from plain black card stock but it would work just as well with vinyl. Or if you’re not planning a gallery wall it may be useful for your scrap booking projects or as a stencil.
Originally I just wanted a monochromatic scheme with black frames and Black and White Pics, so I converted my colour images with Photoshop Elements and printed them myself. I think you can also do this in online editing sites like PicMonkey too. I used frames I already had at home and bought a few more. Later I decided to inject a splash of colour into the display and the red frame was just the thing to do that!
Did you notice the Split letter monogram in the image above? That was a Silhouette project too – maybe that can be the subject of a future post 🙂
The evolution of my Family Gallery Wall
How I did it! Here’s my step by step pics …….
- My Before shot. Rather plain looking at the moment.
- I gathered up all the spare frames I could find around the place, laid them out on paper, drew around them and cut out the paper patterns the exact size of the frames.
- I attached the paper patterns to the wall with blu-tack, arranging and re-arranging until I was happy with the layout.
- I spray painted the coloured frames black and when dry, I replaced each of the paper patterns on the wall with the corresponding frame. I used command strips to attach the frames to the wall.
- Recently, I decided the twigs had to go, and I felt that my monochromatic colour scheme needed a pop of colour, so I had a quick re arrange to add a couple of new pics – one with a red frame. This is the view looking past the family and meals down the passage way.
- This is the current layout – I added the “Family” sentiment a a finishing touch. Later I can spread out and add more pics by going upward and to the right
The Silhouette Studio Cutting Files.
Here’s the “Family” Cutting File for Version 3 ( Test Cut made with this version)
Here’s the “Family” Cutting File for Version 2
Credit Where Credit’s Due
I used and adapted letters from the Lakesight (Personal Use Only) Font to make this word.