I have always loved the conversation hearts candy that pops up every year around Valentine’s Day. We are trying to stay away from candy this year. Instead of giving out candy, I designed these conversation hearts temporary tattoos for my kids to wear and give to their friends for Valentine’s Day.
This post is for the monthly Silhouette Challenge but you do not need a Silhouette to make these temporary tattoos.
- Silhouette Printable Temporary Tattoo Paper (affiliate link)
- inkjet printer
- Silhouette machine or scissors or paper trimmer
The two files are different so please make sure you download the correct one!
2. The Silhouette Printable Temporary Tattoo Paper is actually two sheets. One is a printable sheet and the other is an adhesive sheet (one side of the adhesive sheet is green). Use an inkjet printer to print the file out onto the glossy side of the printable paper. Let the ink dry for a minute or two. The printed designs will be the mirror image of how they will look when applied. This is my printed Silhouette Studio file. Notice how the words are all mirror images.
3. The adhesive sheet has two sections of green backing. Remove the small strip of backing. Line up the exposed adhesive with the top of the printed temporary tattoo paper and smooth it down.
4. Carefully pull back the large piece of green backing a little bit at a time and smooth the adhesive sheet as you go. Make sure there are no air bubbles.
5. If you aren’t using the Silhouette, use scissors or a paper trimmer to cut out tattoos. The closer you cut to the border of the tattoo, the better the tattoo will look when applied. If using the Silhouette, follow these directions to cut out the tattoos in Silhouette Studio Version 2.
- Place the tattoo paper face up onto a Silhouette mat and load into the Silhouette.
- Open my cut file in Silhouette Studio.
- Select File->Send To Silhouette from the Silhouette Studio menu.
- Choose Click here to skip printing in the Print Image window.
- Select Continue.
- Select Detect Automatically. The Silhouette will now detect your registration marks so it will know where to cut the design.
- Make sure your cut settings are for the Temporary Tattoo Paper Silhouette Brand. Adjust the depth of your blade if needed.
- Select Cut.
These are some of the tattoos that I cut with my Silhouette. At this point the text should be a mirror image.
6. To apply the tattoo, peel the clear adhesive off the tattoo and place the tattoo with the image face down on the skin. Place a damp paper towel or damp washcloth on the tattoo for 20 seconds. Remove the washcloth and white paper backing to reveal the temporary tattoo!
If you want to create your own temporary tattoo designs, I describe how I create mine in How To Create DIY Temporary Tattoos.
If you love temporary tattoos you might also like my DIY Dr. Seuss temporary tattoos.
My Silhouette Challenge friends and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today. Check out the projects below for more print and cut Silhouette inspiration!
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