Color cutting vinyl is a versatile craft vinyl that can be used for all kinds of projects and crafts.
Whether you're making a DIY mug or tumbler, or you want to add a custom sticker to your car, it can be used to create a one-of-a-kind product that is sure to impress.
Using this craft vinyl is simple and easy, as long as you know what you're doing! This type of vinyl is compatible with most craft cutters and can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces, including walls and windows.
Multi-color decals are easy to make! Simply ungroup your design and cut each component separately. If you want to make a multi-colored dog decal, for instance, you'll need three different pieces of vinyl. This can be done with either the Cricut or the Silhouette.
You can also use a laser printer and adhesive vinyl, but you'll have to be more careful when creating your designs. The design may get stuck in the printer, and the colors may not be as vibrant.
Layering your vinyl is another way to add multiple colors to your project. This can be a fun technique to try with different types of vinyl, such as holographic glass, glitter, and lettering.
To begin, you'll need to weed the design, which means removing excess vinyl that doesn't belong on your final product. This can be accomplished with a variety of tools, including tweezers, a weeding hook, and a credit card or scraper tool.
Once you've weeded the design, place a piece of transfer tape on top. This will help hold the design in place and prevent it from slipping during application. You can also use the grid lines on the transfer tape to keep your design in place.
Applying the tape will require a little extra work, though. It is important to use a scraper tool, as this will burnish the tape onto your design and prevent it from peeling away.
If you're using a transfer tape with a paper backing, be sure to remove the paper from your vinyl design before applying the tape. You'll also need to use the tape for a longer period of time, so it should be stored in a cool dry place until you are ready to use it.
Next, line up your vinyl design over the transfer tape and press down firmly on the surface of your project to adhere the vinyl. You can also use your Cricut scraper tool to burnish the tape, but it is not necessary for a solid application of your vinyl design.
Depending on the thickness of your vinyl, it might take a few tries to get a good transfer on your first attempt. If you're not satisfied with the transfer, remove your tape and repeat the process again.
If you're planning on applying your vinyl to merchandise that gets washed a lot like mugs or tumblers, it is best to limit your number of layers to three. This will allow for a more professional looking sticker and keep your product from getting too thick.