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Post by hunting4helen on Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:14 pm

I have been making my own glitter tattoos with my cricut. Great fun and very cheap!!! I'll post some pictures later tonight.
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Post by Fabtastic on Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:16 pm

I used my Silhouette to make stencils for temporary tattoos (we were using ForNow tattoo daubers). It is cool to be able to make custom designs!!
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Post by hunting4helen on Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:39 pm

I love making anything my little heart desires. If I see stencils on someones site that I like.... I can now make my own. And there is no waiting on the mail either, lol.
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Post by Sam on Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:43 pm

I wondered how that would work but never tried it! Do you use a bit of glitter adhesive to hold the stencil in place when applying glue to the opening?
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Post by SuzySparkles on Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:52 pm

id love to see pics
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Post by wmeventservices on Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:00 pm

Can't wait to see pics.
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Post by Fabtastic on Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:23 pm

You can cut adhesive-backed vinyl with the machines - a lot of people use them to make wall decals that are so popular now. Or to make stencils for glass etching. For the tattoo stencils, I really cheaped out and cut them out of mactac (shelf liner) from the dollar store - worked fine for single use stencils.
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Post by hunting4helen on Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:23 am

I use Oracal adhesive backed vinyl..... the same stuff the big wigs use. It runs about $15 for a 15" by 30ft roll...cheap!! I get mine at http://www.signsupply.com
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Post by Sam on Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:55 am

Def gotta try this. One more reason to love my "bug"!
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Post by Ashley Pickin on Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:24 pm

Can the Silhouette cut images that aren't a font? or purchased from their online shop? Like, can you design an image and then cut it on the machine on your own?
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Post by hunting4helen on Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:24 pm

I bought a $60 program that allows me to turn any clip art, widget, picture, signature, ANYTHING..... into a format that will cut on my cricut. I know need to never by a cartridge ever again. If you are interested I'll give you more info,
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Post by SuzySparkles on Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:30 pm

i would like more info Smile
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Post by hunting4helen on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:03 am

The program is by Craft Edge called Sure Cuts A Lot or SCAL. The best place to purchase it is http://www.scrappingtable.com/home.html It is on sale right now for $57.95. If you buy it from her, you have access to all of the stuff on her site for free. This is a wonderful bonus!!! You will also need to download a free program called Inkscape.... http://download.cnet.com/Inkscape/3000-6675_4-10527269.html From there you can make anything your heart desires into a cuttable image.
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Post by hunting4helen on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:05 am

On her site there are tons of video tutorials also!!
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Post by hunting4helen on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:10 am

Give me a call if you need some one on one help to use it. I love the program, but have been through a lot of trial and error too, lol!!

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Post by Ashley Pickin on Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:03 am

wow, very cool! I never got a Cricut(even though I thought that they were really cool) because I thought that it could only cut things from cartridges... it seemed like a real waste of money, but with the addition of the software, it sounds far more appealing! I could have die cuts for my silkscreen projects and stencils, and tat stencils...hmmmmmmm... this could be worth looking into!
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Post by LoneWolf on Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:11 am

What is the difference between the different ones? I tried to see at their homepage, but didn't find it very clear.
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Post by Teri on Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:57 am

so can you guys tell me if i wanted to do glitter tatoos what a realistic monetary investment woudl be. i am thinking lets say other than a starter set.

i woudl love a reason to get a cricut or similar not only for the glitter tatoo side of it, but for sewing for appliques and stuff, and possibly scrapbooking

so wha twoudl be a good $ for the machine, some of the adhesive

and then what woudl you suggest for the glitter part of it all?

i think i woud be much more interested in doing glitter tattoos if i coudl cut my own designs.

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Re: Cricut and glitter tattoos

Post by hunting4helen on Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:11 pm

They have a small cricut that runs around $100-$150.... it has a cutting surface of 6x12 so you can cut anything up to that size, which is plenty big for even the largest glitter tattoos. The large cricut expres​sion($200-$250) can cut images up to 12x24. I have both, but mostly use the expression because the cutting sheet does 5rows of 5, 2inch stencils which gives me 25 glitter tattoo stencils per sheet.

The vinyl from http://signsupply.com/Index_Ordway.asp is cheap. It runs $12.95 for a 15inch wide by 10 yard roll (30 feet). They also sell the transfer tape in standard and clear.

Glitter can be purchased from any number of places.... such as http://amerikanbodyart.com/ , http://www.glittertattoostore.com/servlet/StoreFront .

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Post by Teri on Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:01 pm

thanks so much! that helps a lot

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Re: Cricut and glitter tattoos

Post by Fabtastic on Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:41 pm

Truly, I now wish I had bought a Cricut rather than a Silhouette. Mostly because the blades and mats are more commonly available and, for the most part, cheaper. At the time I bought, however, the Sure-Cuts-A-Lot program was not yet available for the Cricut so the Silhouette seemed so much more versatile. I didn't want to get stuck only using cartridges.

Not only can I use any font (including dingbats which are so much fun!) but I can also create designs with the software. I think you can do the same with the Cricut with the SCAL program but I'm not sure.
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Post by Ashley Pickin on Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:12 pm

hmm... I'd want something that allowed me to draw my own designs on the computer and then would cut those out for me.. I don't like being confined to a set repertoire of designs, or a specific way of drawing... I draw so much on the computer that it seems silly for me to try and only do drawing with a set parameter.
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Post by hunting4helen on Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:53 pm

You can most certainly make your own designs with the SCAL program and Inkscape. So draw away!!!
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Post by Ashley Pickin on Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:25 am

oh man! I know what I'm asking for on my b-day!
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Post by Spectrum on Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:30 pm

I'd really enjoy seeing some pictures of your cricut creations, I knew there had to be a more thrifty way to make those stencils, the ones currently on the market are really nice and all, but a bit of a rip-off price wise..in my opinion. If you get some free time, show us some pics, that would be swell. Smile
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