With plastic film along with a Cricut Expression machine, then you can create dozens of different decorative items for your home. From large wall decals to little decorative stickers, Cricut vinyl adheres to any smooth surface and also comes in a variety of colors. Download the free Cricut Craft Room program to plan, design and edit jobs on your computer before you begin cutting.The procedure for cutting plastic decals and applying them with transfer tape is similar for any project and Cricut machine.
Insert the Wall Decor and much more cartridge into the Cricut machine. Set the rubber overlay which came with the capsule over the computer keyboard on the machine. Pick a design and also adjust the settings to your size and amount of repeat trims, if any.
Adjust the Cricut machine settings to produce a vinyl “kiss cut .” Set the blade thickness to two and set speed and pressure to medium.
Position the plastic picture on the outer mat with the backing paper face down against the mat. Insert the mat beneath the guides and push it up snugly against the rollers. Press the load button to the machine and gently guide the mat until the machine pulls it in.
Press the cut button and wait as the machine cuts out your design. Press the unload button once the machine finishes cutting.
Peel away the areas of the vinyl which are not part of the design carefully. Utilize a weeding tool for complex designs or lettering. Leave the cut-out design on the outer mat with the financing paper intact.
Put the transfer tape above the design. Utilize your burnishing tool to firmly rub the vinyl design onto the transfer tape.
Lift the transfer tape with the attached vinyl design from the backing paper. Stop and re-burnish any part of the design that is not sticking into the transfer tape.
Put on the design by firmly pressing the plastic side of the transfer tape against the wall. Utilize the burnishing tool to remove any air bubbles and adhere the plastic into the wall’s surface, working out from the middle of the decal to move the bubbles into the borders.
Peel the transfer tape from the plastic slowly and carefully in a 45-degree angle. Start in a corner, pulling the tape back with a rocking motion from side to side. Stop and re-burnish any areas of the design still sticking to the transfer tape.
Coffee Table Decals
Utilize Cricut Craft Room to plan the size and number of shapes you want to cover your own table, according to it’s width and length.
Insert the Font and Basic Shapes cartridge into the Cricut machine. Put the accompanying rubber overlay above the computer keyboard. Pick the hexagon design and choose the size and amount of duplicate cuts you desire.
Repeat the Steps 2 through 7 for loading the machine, cutting out the layouts and separating them.
Put the transfer tape plastic side down on the table. Center the initial hexagon shape at the top left hand corner of the table and press down firmly. Utilize the burnishing tool to smooth and adhere each shape to the surface, beginning in the middle of the sheet and also working out to every edge.
Remove the transfer tape just as completed in Step 9. Use the grid on following sheets of transfer tape and vinyl hexagons to keep your contours spaced evenly.
Etched Glass Container
Insert the Small Talk Frames and Labels server to the Cricut machine. Put the worldwide overlay on your keyboard. Select the lemon image and the amount of duplicate cuts you require, dependent on how many containers you’ve got.
Complete the steps to load the machine, then make the cutouts and independent the decal. Weed or remove the areas of the design which will be etched onto the glass, such as the tear drop shaped sections and the U-shaped rind.
Press the transfer tape firmly against the glass, vinyl side down. Burnish the plastic pieces and carefully remove the tape, then pulling it away in a 45 degree angle.
Put on your gloves. Put on the etching cream into the tear-drop shaped sections and the U-shaped rind. Use the paintbrush to apply a thick layer for lotion, making sure not to leave brush marks.
Permit the lotion to remain on the glass to get 5 to 10 minutes or the recommended time according to the package directions. Rinse the glass under running water to remove the lotion. Remove the rest of the plastic pieces. Use glass cleaner to remove any leftover residue.