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10 Ways Painters Tape Makes Silhouette Crafting Easier

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A few weeks ago I shared a photo on the Silhouette School Facebook page confirming just how cheap resourceful I really am.  Remember this? Yeah it's basically me refusing to open up the new mat that's sitting like a foot away. Instead, I use painters tape to hold down my pieces so they don't move on the next-to-no-stick-mat that I've been using for months.  Painters tape to the rescue...again.


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This is the actual stash that's in my craft room at all times. All different sizes of painters tape.

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When I sit down and think about it I use painters tape with my Silhouette a lot. Like a whole lot...here are 10 ways I use it when crafting with my Silhouette.

For example...as an alternative to transfer tape or transfer paper.

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...as a holder for small items that need to remain upright and steady so I can put tiny pieces of vinyl on them.

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....as a way to clean my Silhouette cutting mat and get rid of all that gunk, papers, dust and fibers that make my cutting mat not so sticky

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....as a way to perfectly measure an inch, or two, or three...

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....for a perfectly straight line base line when placing vinyl or a stencil to a surface.  (On wine glasses, filling the glass slightly with water will also give you a base line.)

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....as a hinge in the hinge method...the key to placing a perfectly straight, centered and even design or stencil.

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...to protect surfaces from paint or etching cream

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...to keep my vinyl rolls rolled.

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...and to hang wall decals with the flip method.

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I know there have to be more Silhouette hacks made possible with painters tape out there! How do you use use painters tape to help you craft? Leave a comment below.

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