One thing I love making is home decor items with song lyrics on them. Song lyrics often have so much meaning and can make really fun phrases to put up in your home! One such phrase is ‘Shine bright like a diamond’ from Rihanna’s song “Diamonds.”
The words of this song are very empowering. Let your true self shine and be as bright as you can be. It’s a great reminder to be confident and get your sparkle on! I wanted to make some fun wall art featuring these words and decided to try it out using some Silhouette Sketch Pens.
To get started, open up both designs into a new Silhouette file. Then resize and rotate both designs until you get them where you want them. I shrunk my diamond way down and then nestled it in the curve of the ‘S’!
I wanted the quote to be sketched using one color pen and the diamond to be sketched using another. To achieve this, when you go to the cut screen, select which item you want to sketch first and then make sure it is set to ‘cut.’ Then select your item that you do not want sketched in that color and set it to ‘no cut.’ Make sure you also tell the Silhouette CAMEO that you are using sketch pens and not a blade! It will auto fill with the proper settings.
Put your paper (in my case, cardstock) onto a cutting mat and load it into the machine. Don’t forget to switch out the blade for a sketch pen! I used a dark metallic gray for the words and a silver for the diamond. Hit ‘Send to Silhouette’ and watch as it draws the first part of your design. I was amazed by how smooth and quick it went!
Then repeat the steps you did up above to select which section you want to sketch in the new color next by selecting ‘cut’ or ‘no cut’ respectively.
Once all the sections of your design have been sketched, hit ‘unload’ on your CAMEO and carefully peel your paper from the cutting mat. To add extra sparkle and bling, I used my sketch pens again to fill in my letters! I just love the way they shimmer!
Next I cut my paper down to the size of my frame. After that, just mat it and stick it in the frame of your choice and you are good to go!
I decided to put mine in my bedroom near where I keep all my jewelry. I just thought it was a fitting place for it 😉 Plus it is a great reminder when I get ready in the morning to be my very best self!
After trying out the sketch pens I’ve decided that I love them and can’t wait to use them on another project. They are just so versatile! I hope you’ve enjoyed my Shine Bright Like a Diamond wall art! What’s one of your favorite songs or song lyrics that really inspires you?