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Silhouette UK: Using a Washi Sheet to decorate wooden shapes

Hello there, good to see you have popped along to the blog today. For the post today, I’m using the Washi sheets from Silhouette. I have some plain wooden embellishments in my stash, both letters and different shapes. I suddenly thought, why not use a colourful washi sheet to decorate them and make them more interesting. In order for this to work, I needed a way of getting the shapes into Silhouette, and this is where the PixScan mat comes into play. The mat allowed me to get the exact shapes and sizes of the shapes without any guesswork. So if you are ready, read on to find out how to make these cards.

To see how I used the PixScan mat with the wooden embellishments, head over to the Silhouette UK blog using the link at the end of the post. I have tips on how to get the best trace on the shapes, useful with 3D shapes. 

wASHI sHEET DECROATED SHAPES Card process overview

Place your wooden shapes on your PixScan mat and upload a photo of the mat into the studio software. Using the trace function to trace the outline of the shapes, adjusting the settings until you get the best trace. Once you are happy with the trace outlines, discard the PixScan photo and cut these shapes out with an ordinary mat. Set the material type in the cutting settings to Washi Sheets. Make sure you do a test cut first as you want to achieve a kiss-cut – cut the washi sheet but not it’s backing. I had to reduce the pressure from the standard settings for my machine and blade. Once cut, peel the washi shapes and adhere to your wooden shapes.


I kept this card simple by foam mounting the washi sheet wooden letters onto a card panel with some red bakers twine wrapped around the middle. In addition, I added a secondary embossed sentiment below. 

For this card, I used the pen holder from Silhouette to draw out the trace outline shapes onto navy cardstock. I added a washi sheet decorated heart in one corner along with a stamped secondary sentiment over some bakers twine. 


For the last card, I used the traced outlines to cut out in the washi sheet, but instead of adhering to the wooden shapes, I stuck them down directly onto the card panel. Like the previous card, I added a decorated heart and a heat embossed sentiment over twine. 

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For full details on how I made this card, head over to the Silhouette UK blog HERE to find out more.


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Till next time,

*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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