Thursday, December 20, 2012

Word Art Using Vinyl

After my first attempt cutting vinyl with my Cricut, I decided to go back for round two!  This time I decided to make some wall art for Molly's room.  I blogged recently about how I want to incorporate quotes and scriptures into Molly's room.  So when I had a chance to do another project with vinyl provided by My Vinyl Direct, I knew I wanted to try and make something for Molly!

I decided to to do a little word art/subway art that was all about Molly.  I wanted the words and phrases I chose for Molly to build her up each day.  At first when I started brainstorming I had a hard time, then it all came to me and I ended up running out of room on the canvas!

Vinyl Word Art on Canvas

I used a white, blank, store bought 9x11 canvas.  I was going to paint it, 
but I really liked the idea of the background being white.

I chose to use pink matte vinyl {size 12x24} from My Vinyl Direct
 Molly loves pink, so I knew it would be perfect!

Next using the Cricut Craft Room, I typed out all of the words I was going to put on the canvas.

Here is what the vinyl looked like after the Cricut cut the words.

I used my hook again to peel off the vinyl letters.

I knew I wanted Molly's name at the bottom of the canvas, but really had no other plan or strategy for this project.  I can be a perfectionist and I was at the beginning, but then I had to keep reminding myself how happy Molly would be when she read the words that described her!  And that helped me not be so picky and actually enjoy the project.

The Finished Project
Word Art using Vinyl!
Like with the teacher gift, I have some things I would do differently next time...use smaller words, literally in size and letters.  I ended up not using some words I cut out because they were too long, or I made them too big size wise.  I would also cut them all out with paper and place them first on the canvas to play around with the design before actually committing to the placement of the words with the vinyl.  I did move some words around and the vinyl did great!  I peeled it off and replaced it with no problem!!  I am also getting used to the white spaces, the OCD person in me wants to add more words or start over again, but I know Molly will be so happy to read all about herself, and that's enough for me to be okay with it all.  

Another fun and easy project using vinyl from My Vinyl Direct!!

*I was provided with vinyl from My Vinyl Direct to use for a craft at my home, my opinions are my own*


Venessa said...

I am a new follower and I love this idea! That is so cute! I have been eying a cricut for awhile...I may have to get one soon with all these cute projects!

Zion said...

Of course she is going to love it! What an inspiration for her to see all of those affirmative words.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

This is such an amazing gift! What a sweet reminder for Molly to have how special God made her! Beautiful, Kate!

Jessica Heights said...

That is so cute! You did a great job! :)