Saturday, January 24, 2009
a little wall art
Friday nights I usually scrap with friends but this Friday we forewent the scrappiness for vinyl wall art made on the Cricut....and even though it was after midnight when I got home I just couldn't resist getting it up unto the wall and taking a picture!!! I made this with the home decor cartridge.
It's wasn't overly hard...but there were a few choice words.... and I did mention that if anyone ever wanted me to help them do this then they would have to pay me a thousand dollars!!!! LOL
Finicky....that's the word I would use to describe the process .
I did a mama birdie and baby birdie since it's usually Larissa and I hanging out there in the craft room.
Here are some tips just in case you'd like to embark on a vinyl journey:
~buy the transfer tape. It is also made by Provo Craft/Cricut and is usually sold right next to the rolls of vinyl. It makes adhering the image to the wall much easier. It would be virtually impossible to adhere a large image without the transfer paper.
~before you cut your image on your cricut, cut the image out of cardstock first as a 'test run'
~before you attach your vinyl to the transfer paper, take your pointy tweezers and remove the negative parts of the image and discard them.
~ read the instructions that come with the vinyl. They give you the exact settings for your cricut and you want to follow the directions to get a 'kiss cut' I think it was the blade set at 6 and the pressure at 2 and speed at 1. This way, only the vinyl gets cut, not the backing.
~make sure you are a in a good mood when you start this...maybe a shot of vodka would help as well. I'm not a drinker so a good ole Pepsi did the trick for me ;)