So I finished my first couple projects that I’ve made with my Silhouette Cameo die-cutting machine! Once all the parts are cut, it’s super fast to just put it together. Took me about a day to make each one of these Mexican-inspired Sugar Skulls!
I really enjoy making these. They are fun cause I have an idea of what the theme will be, but then cut a bunch of shapes & play with the layout. Plus they go really fast & now I have left over cutout shapes to make another!
I did an official “Scientific-like” test using different interfaces & how they cut on the machine.
So it’s pretty much what I thought before… The Totally Stable cuts little & requires additional scissor cutting… Wonder Under was nice, cut okay, okay…. Heat N Bond was the best.
Heat N Bond won the contest, hands down… BUT… You can not needle felt it. The Interfacing is too thick & it won’t allow a needle to go through. I think the thinner Wonder Under would have the iron-on adhesion that I want PLUS you could probably needle felt through it.
*** THE BIGGEST FACTOR that affects how felt cuts on the Silhouette Cameo (or other die-cutting machine like the Cricut) is:
COLOR OF THE FELT!!!
I know this sounds stupid, but I truly think that it’s the specific color, maybe even batch of felt that you try & cut. I cut the EXACT same shapes with the EXACT same settings, & they came out totally different. The only thing that was changed was the color. I think some colors of craft felt thicker or more fluffy… I don’t know… it’s kinda frustrating.
You think you got it down, then BAM, the Silhouette Cameo throws you a curve ball…