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Artful Adventures in Mixed Media by Nathalie Kalbach

ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe

You guys, I love this painted globe that I made with the help of my ScanNCut:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe

It was super fun and easy!  I found an old globe at a thrift store:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe

I cleaned it up and then I used my ScanNCut to cut vinyl words for all of the continents and oceans:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe
from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe

And then I applied them to my globe using a gridded transfer sheet:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe
from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe
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...

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe
from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe

...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:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe

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:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe
from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe

I love how it turned out!

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe
from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe
from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe
from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe
from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe
from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe
from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Project: Painted Globe

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!

Thanks for stopping by!

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I am a paid spokesperson for the Brother ScanNCut.  It is a machine that I love and use.  All opinions and projects are my own.

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