If you know anything about me, you know that I absolutely love love LOVE the United Kingdom. My heritage is basically mostly Scottish with a little Irish and English thrown in (I’m even descended from Charlemagne!) and I’m convinced I lived in England in another life. I adore all things British, from afternoon tea (which I take the British way with cream and sugar) to Harry Potter – if It’s from the UK, I love it. Period. So for this month’s Silhouette Challenge, I knew I had to keep the British theme rolling. Last month I made a kick-a (if I do say so myself) Harry Potter t-shirt and this month I’m made some classy British phone booth art. Stick around to the end of the post for links to everyone else’s great challenge projects!
I just love the iconic red phone booths you see in London, and it’s another subtle nod to something else British that I love – Doctor Who (can I get a what up from my fellow Whovians??). Instead of the bold red, which doesn’t exactly fit my color scheme, I decided to go for my classic gold and white combo. It’s an instant winner!
Here’s what I started with, a blank canvas. Pretty boring.
I spray painted that baby gold and let dry. I just love the even coverage and zero brush marks that you get with spray paint. Ahh, so easy!
Meanwhile, I pulled up a phone booth design I found in the Silhouette Design store sized it up to fit my canvas. Take note, if you are going to be making it long, like I did, select “none” under that mat type – otherwise your Silhouette will just stop cutting at where the end of the mat would be and not finish cutting your design. I learned this one the heard way. I wasted a bit of vinyl with that mistake! Womp womp.
I sent my design to my Silhouette and watch it cut away. I then weeded out the pieces I didn’t want, leaving a beautiful white crisp phone booth.
Once weeded, I applied my design to my canvas et voila! A super easy way to make professional looking art. I just love the color combo and the nod to one of my favorite places of all time. All the heart eyes for this project!
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Have you ever been to the United Kingdom?