Do you remember the commercials for the glass cleaner, the one with the birds trying to fly through the glass? Well I was reminded of that advertisement when I noticed that I almost forgot to clean the containers of the spices that I showed you the other day!
Here is a tip to applying vinyl:
Vinyl sticks to surfaces better when the surface is clean. So be sure to clean the glass or wall thoroughly before applying your vinyl lettering according to the instructions.
I love the look of vinyl on glass. Especially with my spices and herbs, I love these containers without the labeling and branding, but with the simple look of the vinyl declaring what spice or herb it is.
I love vinyl lettering, but one thing that used to prevent me from getting vinyl was that I was unsure of how long I would want it in one spot. So I came up with a solution that I call portable art. Portable art is defined as artwork that can be easily transferred from one place to another, normally on canvas, photo frames, etc.
I love traveling so I wanted to paint a map of the world and put little dots to mark where I had been. I knew I wanted to add a quote next to my artwork, but I didn’t know how. Did I want to make a sign board? Or put the quote on canvas? In the end, I decided canvas, because I could always try again if I was unsatisfied. I absolutely love how my project has turned out and I love it together as a collection.
Applying vinyl lettering to canvas requires a bit of extra care. Take these tips into consideration when doing your own personal project.
I didn’t apply masking tape at the top, I was worried it might take my paint off the canvas. So I took off the bottom layer first and then applied the vinyl and transfer layers to the canvas.
The transfer layer does not come off as easily as normal, but I found that if I held down the edges of the letter the rest came off just fine.
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