Saturday 25 April 2015

PixScan mat

Last night I used my Silhouette Cameo with my new PixScan mat - it is a new mat from Silhouette that enables you to scan and then cut out images using your Silhouette cutting tool!
I have been wanting something like this for ages, as I really do not like fussy cutting.... :(

So I had digitally printed some La-La Land Crafts images - Catching Butterflies Marci, Handyman Luka and Gone Fishing Luka on to X-Press It blending card. Then I took a photo of it with my iPod (this has to be calibrated for the PixScan software by importing in a photo of a piece of paper printed with a bunch of dots - bit tedious, as it doesn't really explain how to do it until you have made a mistake!)
The photo of your images on the mat needs to be imported into the latest version of the Silhouette Studio 3 software - there should be a PixScan icon in the upper left corner.
Then you just trace around the images and change to cut settings in the Silhouette software, before loading the PixScan mat into the Silhouette cutter and then sending the image to Silhouette to cut.

Here is a photo of my page already cut with the Silhouette, but still on the PixScan mat:

Here is a photo of the images cut out and ready to be coloured:

Overall I think this new mat is a great idea! About time someone came out with it!

If you want to see it on Amazon, click on the widget on the right.

Thanks for looking!