Monday, September 27, 2010

Kitchen Watercolors and free download

Last week I got together with a group of my friends and we had a "craft day" which was a blast! I decided that I had to craft something just for me and not to be sold in my shop! I feel like I craft a lot, but my home doesn't usually reap the benefits (though sometimes I do decorate my own home with things and then just take them down if and when it sales. Is that weird?).

I decided to make these silhouetted images of food and kitchen items to hang in a row in my kitchen. The way I made them was, I cut watercolor paper into 5x7 pieces. Then, I cut out all of the images I wanted out of regular white cardstock, in the middle of a 5x7 rectangle. I took each image and lightly spray glued it to the water color paper, and used the cardstock as a kind of mask. The watercolor did blled into the cardstock in a few places, but mostly i was just careful not to not paint up to the VERY edge.

After it had dried for a few minutes, I peeled off the cardstock mask and voila! nice silhouetted images!

I am offering the whisk as a free download!

Click here to download a zipped file with a .svg file and .gsd cutting file of the whisk image.


  1. Your kitchen art if lovely! and looks beautiful in its placement. Thank you for sharing your method, and the file, too!

  2. They are beautiful... I really like the colors, too.

  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Food/Kitchen Related, Recipe Card(s) Theme post on Sep. 30, 2010. Thanks again.

  4. hi! i'm here from freckled nest.
    I looked at some of your older posts and i adore the monarch mobile and i took the home ec class too! haven't made it to the refashion though, yours looks great:O)
    really impressed with your work, it's gorgeous.

  5. Such a cute idea! They are just beautiful :)