It was raining today and I was wearing my wellies, and looked down and thought I really should have purchased them in a brighter color for a little more oomph.
And then it occurred to me I could give them a little more oomph in the blink of an eye thanks to my Silhouette!
So I quickly set up a three-initial monogram in the Silhouette Studio using the Baskerville Old Face font. I both enlarged and vertically stretched the entire thing, and then ungrouped the design so that I could make my center letter larger. Remember when designing with your Silhouette for a specific size that you can measure your space and then utilize the sizing frame to perfectly resize your creation for the project.
Next, I measured the positioning on my wellies where I wanted the top center of my monogram to be and marked a small dot with a pencil.
Once I peeled back my vinyl and moved it to the transfer paper I cut a small notch at the very top of the larger, center initial so that I would easily be able to see where that pencil dot was when placing my design onto the boot itself. I made sure I actually covered the dot with the vinyl, but I can’t imagine anyone would ever be that close to the side of my rain boots! When transferring vinyl I know many people use the side of a credit card, but I find a bone folder for card-making to be the very best tool!
Then I just peeled away the transfer paper and in about ten minutes total had custom monogrammed wellies!
Two notes for this project:
I used premium vinyl meant for indoor and outdoor use, which I would recommend since the boots will be exposed to the elements. Also to pick away the excess vinyl from the details within the monogram I used the Hook to help without disturbing the integrity of the fine lines. This would be especially helpful if you opted for a script monogram.
What will you do to make puddle splashing more fun?
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