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Sketching pens and Silhouette Cameo 3

MaxahitMaxahit Member Posts: 2
I just have been using my cutter for about 3months now trying to work out if I can use sketch pens straight unto painted wood i.e. 3mm plywood. for making signs. 


  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,842
    @Maxahit - welcome to the Make The Cut! software forum, where we support the software Make The Cut! and its supported cutters. The Cameo 3 is not fully supported in Make The Cut! so you won't be able to use it for a project that uses the second head.

    The maximum cutting thickness for your cutter is 2mm, so the answer is no, you cannot use the sketch pens on 3mm plywood.

    For more information what your cutter can and cannot do, visit the Silhouette America website:

    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
  • MaxahitMaxahit Member Posts: 2
    Thanks for giving me the answer just wasn't sure. But I do love this site it will be a great help, for my learning curve. I retire in 3 months' time, so looking to use my time wisely as well as profitable.
  • GabeGabe Moderator Posts: 4,599
    @Maxahit, a cutter is a great way to make extra money.  You can use it in so many ways.  For instance, you can cut heat transfer vinyl, aka HTV, and apply it to t-shirts and totes, among other items.  Check out the T-Shirt Forums.  Lots of great info there, like this for example: https://www.t-shirtforums.com/t-shirt-articles/t879633.html

    When you're using vinyl you can do lots of things, like painted wood signs.  You'd paint the wood, for example, white.  Then apply your vinyl, paint the wood blue, and then remove the vinyl and you'll have white words with a blue background.  Funny sayings are popular, as are wedding commemoratives, or baby birth announcements, etc.

    If you invest in a small air compressor and an air eraser, you can do sand etched glass.  To see some examples, if you have a Facebook account, check this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/633126146806199/ . (Kreative Air Eraser)

    You can also make things with bling, using rhinestone patterns.  Lots of folks love to rock the bling.  :)  Another Facebook group with info: 
    (Teach Me That) https://www.facebook.com/groups/teachmethat/

    Another avenue for revenue, is card making.  You can do single fold cards, popup cards, even cards with foiled images.  My Facebook group is called Make-The-Cut and Popup Card Studio.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/MTCandPCS/ . 

    Sandy McC has a group called WRMK Foil Quill for Everyone and they are doing some amazing things with the foil over there.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/FoilQuill/ 

     Good luck with your retirement and I hope you find something that you'll love doing with your cutter.  The few things I mentioned are just the tip of the iceberg.  Many more things can be done.  

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