Art from the Heart

Create. Vinyl Wall Art!

October 9, 2017

Welcome!

I used a Cricket machine to cut the vinyl letters. If you don’t have one ask your crafty friends! This is also the technique I used to create the letters for The Best Things in Life wood wall art. The supplies needed to create your own vinyl wall art:

Supplies:

Cricket machine

12″ x 12″ Cricket mat

Adhesive-Backed 3 mil Vinyl, I use the Cricket brand available at most craft stores

Tape measure to measure the wall area, pencil

You can use the applicator stick that comes with the vinyl to rub it onto the wall. However, the wall I used is lightly textured and my finger worked better.

Measure the space, determine and mark the center point. I also drew light marks to show a straight edge to use for placement.

Cricket settings: 

Blade: 6

Speed: 3

Pressure: 5

Letter size: 4 inches (I discovered afterwards larger letters would look better. I’ll try 6 inches and post a new picture)  Practice on a sheet of card stock if you aren’t sure about the size and placement of the letters.

Center the phrase on the wall: place the “middle” letter on the center point first and work out to the right and then to the left. For a space in the phrase, use a letter to “measure” the space.

 

I hope you’ll join me October 17 and we’ll add a pop of color with Silk Flowers on the Cheap! I think you’ll love it like ship lap!

 

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