I am still waiting for my Gypsy to return (maybe today before we leave for baseball....please Mr. Fed Ex man), so I haven't created anything new lately, but I am getting the itch to design again.
That being said, I LOVE vinyl! I have put vinyl on so many things. I ordered iron-on vinyl and am just waiting to use it!
Here are some of the places I have "vinylized"!!
A few tips about vinyl: I use the settings 3, 3, & 3. Pressure is 3, speed is 3 and blade setting is 3. This gives you a nice kiss cut ~ it only cuts the vinyl not the backing.
I like to line everything up on my Gypsy to see what my project will look like. If you have an Expression, use the 12 x 24 mat for wordy sayings ~ this keeps everything lined up and ready to go!
Weed away the extra vinyl and roll it up as you go to prevent it from sticking to the rest of your project. Take a dental tool or piercing tool (long sharp metal tool) to pull off all the little pieces.
Use clear contact paper or transfer paper to pick up the vinyl ~ this will keep it in place. Then apply to wall, tile, canvas or whatever you want, rub the design and slowly pull the contact paper or transfer paper off. If you use clear contact paper, de-stick it a bit by slapping it on your jeans a couple of times. You can also re-use the contact or transfer paper if you are careful!!
Have fun ~ vinyl is very forgiving. If a small piece tears, you can cut that piece out again and add it to your design.
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