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 setup, 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 an 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.
- Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Cricut Joy Insert Card Packs – You don’t have to use these with the Cricut Joy, they are nice material kids for cardmaking.
- Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte-colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
- Poptone Assorted Variety Pack – This is the perfect peppy assortment of colors of heavy cardstock. It’s a heavy cardstock assortment with colors I actually use frequently for cardmaking.
- Seasonal Assorted Variety Pack – This is a slight variation on the Poptone assortment and has a quite few neutrals that complement almost any accent color.
- Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go-to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.
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.
Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.
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.