Quick Vinyl Solution

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Just wanted to share a quick vinyl solution when you find yourself out of transfer paper. This is what worked for me! I use blue painter’s tape in  a pinch!  Simply tear off what you need (you can layer it if your piece is wide).  Make sure to reduce/remove  the blue tape’s adhesive by adhering the tape to other surfaces (ie: my jeans) several times.  It takes the stickiness down a notch!
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Then just apply the vinyl to the sticky side of the tape so it adheres.  Then pull back on the vinyl making sure the vinyl image is on the blue tape.  Apply vinyl (on blue tape) to desired surface! Works great!

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Vinyl or Sticker Project: Kids’ Decor


*Expressions Vinyl contributed the neon vinyl used for this project. Last summer I posted on my blog, I’m Not a Trophy Wife, how I turned foam mat squares, often used beneath exercise equipment, into a wall display for my son’s room. evan's foam mat My goal was to add stickers and vinyl   incorporating my son’s interests.  So when Megan at Expression’s Vinyl  asked if I would create a vinyl project for their blog, I jumped at the chance!  It also was a great motivation because I had a deadline to get his board finished!  As soon asI saw the neon vinyl online at Expressions Vinyl  I was ready to create some great vinyl for his board! vinylbefore1.2 My son is a competitive tennis player so I focused on words related to tennis!  I started with a couple of general tennis terms. vinyltennis2sig On my Silhouette Studio,   I used several fonts, but my 2 new favorites  are Bodoni and Bernard Mt. Condensed.   I increased the paper thickness setting to 20 (I usually set the thickness around 15).  I’m not sure if the increase in thickness was because of the vinyl or if it is time for me to get new blades! tennisvinyl2 I realized half way into this project I had a lot of space to cover,  so using the  scraps I created some tennis ball shapes and simple geometric lines! tennisvinyl There is plenty of room to continue to add vinyl!   I love how the neon vinyl pops off the blue mat!  My son actually loves it too!  How often does that happen?  BOOM! tennisvinyl3.1 LINKING TO: MY 1929 CHARMER  GLITTER GLUE PAINT  LADYBUG BLESSINGS