Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: Using Painter's Tape with Vinyl

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday!

I've recently started cutting vinyl and learned a great tip to save money.  Instead of purchasing transfer tape, simply use painter's tape!  I've also heard that masking tape works just as well.  As we have these supplies on hand at our house, I decided to give it a go and can assure you that painter's tape works wonderfully.

After cutting your image, remove all unwanted vinyl from the backing. 

Apply strips of painter's tape over your vinyl

and then remove the vinyl backing. 

Position your vinyl as desired

and carefully remove the painter's tape.
 
I learned this tip from Nancy Jongenotter's instructional video which can be found here.  Thanks Nancy!
 
Happy crafting!

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11 comments:

  1. Great tip. Another essential for my scrap cupboard.

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  2. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  3. Great tip. Thanks.
    http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great tip! I use vinyl alot I'll have to give this a try. Thanks

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  5. Great tip! Thanks for sharing this one!

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  6. Just wanted to say thanks for the tip! The transfer tape has kept me from wanting to finally do some vinyl since it essentially doubles the cost. Can't wait to try this!

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  7. Thanks for this great tip, transfer tape is not readily available over here so this is a much better option.
    Kim xXx

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  8. I am going to try this the next time I do a vinyl project because I did it with nothing last time but my patience and I found it a bit tricky!
    Tara

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  9. Awesome Tip!! Thanks for sharing that with us!

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  10. I found Nancy's tip helpful as well when creating this hostess gift...click here to see it http://homelife-sara.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-happenings.html

    I'm glad she published her great idea!

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