I have a fun little tidbit of information to share with my fellow Silhouette lovers (and Cricut lovers), today, it is more of a tip than a tutorial, but I hope it will be useful just the same!
I use a scraper to remove the leftover paper bits from my mat between cuts, but sometimes it can still have paper residue on it, that impedes the paper for the next cut from sticking properly to the mat. You can see in this photo that my mat looks used but pretty clean. But papers weren't sticking well to it.
So I grabbed a dollar store lint roller ....
... and went to town rolling across my mat. The only thing you need to know is that you can only roll in one direction. Look at my lint roller, it picked up so much fine grunge that you really couldn't tell was there.
Now my mat is really sticky again, and I was able to use it a lot longer!
Woo hoo this saves me a bit of money that I can now spend on some new paper!
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