I have been seeing all these pins on Pinterest of monogrammed door mats so I thought I would change that up a little bit. My last name will be the same forever, but my kids are growing way too fast so why not preserve this moment. I have always been a sucker for baby feet, so the Footprint Door Mat was born.
What I used:
- $6 Wal-Mart door mat
- Black acrylic craft pain
- Foam brushes
- Scanner, Silhouette Cameo, and vinyl (optional)
- If you do not have a Silhouette freezer paper will work also.
Next, you will have them step directly down onto a piece of white paper.
Silhouette instructionsWhen you have finished painting them in, let the paint dry. Scan them into your computer if using your Silhouette. When you open your Silhouette software you will click the open folder and find the location you saved your footprints to. You may have to change the file type in the drop down menu to .jpg to find it. Then click Open. When the footprints show up in your Silhouette Studio software you will go to the top menu and find Object. Then go down to where it says Trace. On the right side will pop up the trace options. Select your trace area. Then choose "trace outer edge." When you have done this you can select your media if you haven't already and load it into the Silhouette. Once you set your blade to the appropriate setting you are ready to cut! You are going to use the negative portion for your stencil so use your Silhouette hook and peel out the inner foot print. Then you will transfer your stencil onto the rug. It may not stick firmly if you are using a highly textured rug like the one I used, but just hold it down as you pull off the transfer paper and it will work. :)
Once you have your stencil secured to the mat you will take your foam brushes and paint those feet! I coated them several times to make sure to get it good and saturated and dark getting into the textured spots. Peel it off, and Voila!
The great thing is now you have the footprints saved and scanned into your computer! Think of all the great crafts you can do with them now! They would make great grandparent gifts!
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