I did a series of floral illustrations a while back and thought it would look nice as wall art.
I love the look of foil on paper and wanted to create the same effect using my Cricut.
I know they have those new foil quill pins but it looks like it only drew single lines and it was kind of complicated set up, not to mention it wasn’t cheap.
Fortunately, I already had some metallic vinyl so I just used that instead.
I vectorized my illustration using Vector Magic (my favorite service to turn anything into a SVG cut file). Then I just cut the image on vinyl. It was super easy!
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Recommended Materials for Vinyl Wall Art
Cardstock – I like to use non-textured cardstock because it the vinyl sticks to it better. This design is rather intricate and it is nearly impossible to make with textured cardstock.
Here are some of my favorite deals on cardstock:
- Recollections 65lb Cardstock from Michaels
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon
- Neenah Collections Assorted Set from Amazon
- Kraft Cardstock from Michaels
Vinyl – I bought an assorted set of vinyl that included a glossy gold and silver sheet.
Transfer Paper – Its kind of necessary for this project. I use Amazon’s Choice Transfer paper and it worked great for this project.
Templates – I have 3 Floral illustrations in this set available for free in my resource library.
Tutorial for Making Vinyl Wall Art
Step 1: Cut the illustration on vinyl
Step 2: Weed the vinyl
Step 3: Transfer vinyl cutout to clear transfer paper. Sometimes the Cricut cuts through and there’s small scraps stuck to the vinyl. I just use tweezers to pick it off.
Step 4: Scrap the vinyl onto the cardstock
That’s it! Super easy.