Vinyl has always kind of scared me…it looked like such a tricky medium, but when I created my NEW Haunted Cutting Files I knew I had to get over it. So bear with this newbie as she tackles the world of Vinyl.
I had a specific project in mind…a distressed wooden plaque with some Halloween sentiments on. I was so surprised to realize that Vinyl is actually so easy to work with.
Gather your materials. I used a Wooden Plaque (on Sale for $5 at Michaels), Black & White Acrylics, Paintbrush, Sanding Paper (or I used a nail file…DH has been hiding his sanding paper away from me! lol) and a candle.
Paint the surface with Black Paint. Let it dry completely then rub the candle wax over the whole surface of the wooden plaque. Be sure to concentrate on the edges and corners.
Paint over the wax and black paint with your white paint. Let it dry completely.
Use your sanding paper/nail file and distress the surface and especially the corners to create a beautiful distressed and weathered effect.
Cut your Vinyl according to your Die-Cutter’s specifications.
Weed your image getting rid of all the unwanted bits of Vinyl you do not want on your final project. I used my craft knife and it worked fabulously.
Cut the Transfer Tape to fit your image. remove the backing and place sticky side down on your image and use a wooden stick to burnish it onto your vinyl image.
Carefully remove the Transfer Tape making sure the complete Vinyl Image transfers. if not just keep rubbing the image with your wooden stick till it comes off. Place it vinyl sticky side down onto your surface. Burnish again with your wooden stick.
Remove the Transfer Tape making sure the vinyl Image stays put. And now step back and admire…yep thats it so easy!
I am still busy setting up my Halloween decor but I think this looks fabulous on my mantel…
Hope you found this project easy and inspiring!