Every time I am approached by someone who is interested in the Silhouette they are always curious about the rhinestone shapes. First they want to know how the you use the machine to create the designs. I tell them about the rhinestone template paper and how the Silhouette cuts out the circles to create the template for the rhinestones. That all makes sense…its just the placing of the rhinestones in the template that is the most overwhelming…that is until I show them. Take a peek!
So here we have taken our shape and already cut it out of the template material and placed it on the backerboard so we can start with the rhinestone placement. The shape used is actually a reindeer but i will not be filling in the antlers I just wan t a little deer.
This next step is technical *wink*. Pour rhinestones on to rhinestone template.
Using the brush you received from the rhinestone starter kit, press down slightly and with a firm back and forth motion spread out your rhinestones on to the template.
Once you have the majority of it filled in you can then use the brush to remove what excess you can off your template.
This is where the handy dandy, “Pickmeup” tool comes in. It has a sticky end that will grab stray rhinestones right off the board. You can also use it to place the rhinestones if you have a few empty spots.
What you will do now is simply place the tape/rhinestones on to your project!
(ps.I added a black rhinestone for the eye and a cute pink rhinestone for the nose!)
Peel the rhinestone tape away from its liner and place on to the design. Be brave..you can do it! And then peel it away!
Now place it on to your project!
The final step is to place a pressing cloth on top of the tape that is holding the rhinestone design and press for 45-60 seconds. Allow to cool and peel tape off.
Now your little project is complete! I hope this encourages you to take the plunge and bling up everything in sight!