Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, crafting expert and educator, is a paid consultant of Brother ScanNCut USA.
You guys, I love this painted globe that I made with the help of my ScanNCut machine:
It was super fun and easy! I found an old globe at a thrift store:
I cleaned it up and then I used my ScanNCut machine to cut vinyl words for all of the continents and oceans:
And then I applied them to my globe using a gridded transfer sheet:
For tips on cutting and placing vinyl, watch this video.
Once I had all my text in place, I painted over the continents with black acrylic paint…
…and the oceans with several shades of blue paint. Once the paint was dry, I peeled off the vinyl lettering with a sharp pair of tweezers:
Note that I used two different types of vinyl for this project. I used the Brother craft vinyl for the masking of the continents and oceans (it’s removable) and a more permanent vinyl for the final lettering shown below.
To finish my globe, I added my favorite travel quotes in gold vinyl:
I love how it turned out!
This was a super fun project to do and now I can’t wait to get my hands on another globe to try out more painty ideas!
Talk to you next week!