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Personalised welcome mats for home use
Although you may not think much about it, the welcome home blanket is quite important. Think of your home as a pleasure home, a home for the whole family, or an obsessive pets home? Your welcome mat's sound can let you know what kind of place you're in.
Personalized mats can also tell your customers that they are in the right place. Recently, while my girlfriend Hillary was staying with me, I went to the wrong flat because I didn't notice that although the flat was the same, the welcome blanket was all false. In order to make sure they know they are in the right place, you can make a sweet, personal welcome pad with your last name and keep all your bewildered visitors to a bare minimum. Your personal welcome pad can be made of a single piece of cloth.
I' ve already fulfilled my needs for the welcome mats, so I'm going to make a "Larson" mats for Elsie and Jeremy. First, you should trim a sheet of touch tissue just a little larger than your welcome mats. Highlight where the edge of the pad is on your newsprint so you know your limits when you write the name.
Type the last name in large fat characters on the bottom half of the touchpad. Be sure to mark on the top of the touch chart and not on the release side. If I try to centre a name, I usually begin with the letter (s) in the centre and work from there so that I can centre the name properly.
Create a basic home form with your straightedge around the center 2 characters (or if you have a longer name and smaller characters, you can make it around the center 4 characters instead). When you' re worried about your capacity to create freehand mail, you can always have your name printed in the desired sizes and fonts and then use these characters as a guideline to keep track of them.
I' ve drawn fatter characters around the fatter character contour to create a fat script so you can clearly see the name. Using an X-Acto blade and a chopping pad, slice out the characters and home form. Be sure to keep the characters inside the home and the inside of the characters (such as the center of the "O" or "A") as needed.
Pull back the touch screen and place your pattern on your pad. Contacts are not really tacky enough to remain on the structured pad, so I glued the edge to the bottom of the pad so it wouldn't get damaged. You must keep all loosely placed characters or parts of characters in place with your finger while stenciling.
Although the matt is very structured, the touch screen does a really good job to keep the colour away from the areas it covers. Actually you can work the paintbrush into the hairs to make sure you get an even application of colour, just do this gently as you approach the edge of the letter so you don't go outside the outlines.