Vinyl decals add a splash of colour to walls, furniture and other items around your home. Unlike painting or wallpapering, which can take hours to complete, it takes just a few minutes to apply vinyl stickers. Craft shops offer you numerous decal designs, but should youn’t find one you like, make your own. Vinyl decals are usually made with a special cutting device, but you don’t need a costly gadget to create a professional-looking decal. Scissors or a craft knife will work for most designs.
Design a picture for a vinyl decal on your computer. Several clip-art computer programs have pictures that are suitable for decals. Use big, blocky pictures for ease of cutting and transfer. Detailed pictures or small lettering are harder to transfer.
Print the picture on removable-adhesive tag paper. Don’t use permanent-adhesive tags.
Unroll a sheet of vinyl paper on a table or another flat surface. Flip the plastic above to ensure that the white side faces up.
Draw a big circle, square or other desired shape on the white side of the vinyl. To earn a perfect circle, trace around a jar or pot lid. Use a straightedge or the borders of a novel to produce straight lines for rectangles and squares.
Cut out the plastic contour with scissors. Turn the plastic so the colored or dark side faces up.
Cut away excess white space around your printed picture, then set the picture in the middle of the vinyl form. The removable adhesive retains the tag paper from sliding about.
Cut out the picture with a craft knife or small sewing scissors. Should you use a craft knife, then press firmly on the plastic sheet so that the blade goes all the way through.
Cut a sheet of transfer tape that’s a bit larger than your vinyl decal. Put the tape above the plastic decal with the sticky side facing down.
Press down firmly on the move tape with your hand or a different flat object. Smooth your hand above the entire sheet of transfer tape many times. As you do this, the plastic decal transfers to the tape.
Hold the corner of the transfer tape, then slowly peel it back. The plastic picture should stick to the tape. If it doesn’t, replace the tape and then press it a couple more times. Peel the tape back all the way to reveal the transferred image.