Thursday, March 10, 2011
Recent Vinyl Projects
I love working with vinyl ! I am showing 2 recent vinyl projects that I have been complemented on. Both projects use GT-5 vinyl from H & H Sign Supply.
"Once an Eagle..." is on a plastic beverage dispenser, the 4 gallon size. I decorated this same dispenser 4 times now, lastly for 2 Eagle Scout ceremonies.
I used SCAL2 software for my Cricut. The eagle is cut from metallic gold using the eaglemania font . I will have to look up the fonts but as you can see on both projects I usually mix fonts.
When layering vinyl make sure you have your first layer smooth before applying the second layer. This is a "quick, tight grab" and difficult to reposition . This is why I love working with the clear medium tack transfer vinyl I get from H & H. I can mark on my surface with removable marker, as guidelines and then see where it is going. I "kiss cut" at 3-3-3: blade-depth-speed.
When designing my project I create my layout on a square or rectangle the size of my finished project. Then I can see exactly how it will fit. I then turn that layer off before cutting. I will screen shot one for you next time.
The monogrammed platter is about 10" and came from Walmart. I made several of these as Christmas presents and the mosaic tile design on the platter seemed to go with anyone's home decor.