Sunday, May 6, 2012
School Project: State Float
My son had a school project where he had to choose a state and decorate a shoe box to look like a mini parade float. Silhouette print and cut to the rescue! He told me what he wanted to include and I found lots of images on the internet to trace in Silhouette Studio, then print and cut.
My favorite to cut was this cutout of the United States. It was a Silhouette freebie and I just used the state of Oregon with the full background. We were all amazed at the detail at which my Cameo cut this out! It even got Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A lot of the cuts were less than a millimeter thick. Crazy.
All of the print and cuts were done on Epson Premium Presentation Paper, Matte. My Cameo loves the stuff, and so does my printer! I just use medium cardstock settings and it works beautifully.
This was another part I really liked. I made my own word cloud of official state items, like state bird, state flower, state drink, etc. and added a few other key words associated with the state of Oregon. I made this in Studio (font: Steelfish), put it on another shape of Oregon, and added it to my print and cut pages.
Here are some more detail shots. I did let my son do some of the creating, like Crater Lake, a beaver pond, and Mills End Park (the smallest park in the world).
View of the back:
I had a lot of fun with this project, but really my son did do most of the design and layout. And he had to give the oral report, not me! The best part, though, was he got to have his grandparents visiting from Oregon the day this got showcased. They were able to come to the school with me to see the Oregon float and add real Oregonians to the display! (Or, at least, pose for a picture.)