High Static Cling Vinyl Project Ideas

Saturday, August 20, 2011

High Static Cling Vinyl Project Ideas Created by OMC Designer Whitney

Oh My Crafts High Static Cling Vinyl is a high-grade professional vinyl that sticks without adhesive to smooth, glossy surfaces such as windows, mirrors, and plastics. Assembly is easy and it can be removed and re-applied effortlessly, making it great for seasonal window displays, home décor, decals, signs and many other creative ventures. The High Static Cling Vinyl is flexible and thin enough to cut with standard electronic cutting machines.


Applying Static Cling to a Window from the Inside 
 
Use this technique for window displays and car decals

Example: “No Soliciting” Sign



Supplies Used:

 
Oh My Vinyl : High Static Cling  
Oh My Vinyl : Desired Colors and Transfer Tape  
Silhouette SD Machine and downloadable “No Soliciting”

Instructions:

1. Cut out phrase or image such as “No Soliciting Except for Girl Scouts” with vinyl.  

Tip: With tinted windows use bright colors so the image will show through.

2. Weed vinyl, leaving the phrase/image on the liner.
3. Press transfer tape onto the phrase/image and transfer onto the static cling.



4. Peel off transfer tape.

5. Trim the static cling leaving a thick border around the phrase.
6. Peel off static cling from liner and apply to window from the inside.


Applying Static Cling from the Outside Using Only a Few Colors Vinyl
 
Use this technique when applying to mirrors, picture frames, home décor, etc…

Example: Sailboat Display and Mustache Mirrors

Sailboat Display




Supplies Used:

 
Oh My Vinyl : High Static Cling  
Oh My Vinyl : Turquoise Blue, Mint Green, Tangerine, Peanut Butter, Cloud White
Silhouette SD Machine and downloadable Sailboat from Silhouette Studio

Instructions:  
Step 1: Mount Vinyl

- Peel off liner from vinyl and mount sticky side facing down to the High Static Cling.  If bubbles appear, poke a small hole at an angle with a push pin through the top layer to release the air.
- This sailboat uses 8”x8” squares of Mint Green, Tangerine, Peanut Butter, and Cloud White vinyl mounted to the High Static Cling. 
- High Static Cling does not stick to the smooth, non-adhesive side of vinyl so if you are layering vinyl, only mount the base layer of vinyl to the High Static Cling.



Step 2: Cut 



- Cut the vinyl mounted on the High Static Cling with electronic cutting machine using the following setting:
 

How to Cut High Static Cling + 1 Layer Vinyl With Electronic Cutting Machine

 Machine
Blade Depth
Pressure/Thickness
Speed
Silhouette SD
.3mm (Pink blade)
33
3
Eclips
4
2
3
Cricut
4
High
Low

Step 3: Apply

- Peel off liner from the High Static Cling and apply to the mirror, shower door, bathtub, or any smooth and glossy surface. Feel free to remove and reapply if needed.
 

 
 
Mustache Mirrors

 
Supplies Used:

Oh My Vinyl : High Static Cling
Oh My Vinyl : Ebony
Silhouette SD Machine and downloadable Mustache Set from Silhouette Studio
Mirrors

 
Instructions:
 
1. Apply 8”x8” square of black vinyl to the high static cling.
2. Cut with Silhouette SD Machine.
3. Peel off static cling from liner and apply to mirror.


Applying Static Cling from the Outside
Use this technique for conserving vinyl when applying to mirrors, picture frames, home décor, etc...

Example: Static Cling Paper Dolls

 
Supplies Used:
 
Oh My Vinyl : High Static Cling
Oh My Vinyl : Desired Colors
Eclips Machine and Cartridge : Dress Ups


Instructions:
 
1. Cut out images (clothes, accessories, body) out of vinyl at 6”. To cut faces on the bodies, use the laser-cut preview before cutting to determine the correct location.


2. Layer clothes and accessories that should be permanent (such as the white ruffles on the blue dress). 3. With static cling, cut out the base layers and mount the coordinating vinyl images on top. (For example, I cut the skateboard out of brown vinyl, layered the green vinyl strip on top, cut the skateboard with static cling and transferred the skateboard to the static cling.) By the way, static cling does not stick to the non-adhesive side of vinyl.
 

4. For the bodies, place them behind a frame (with a plastic instead of glass) or attach the bodies to the clipboard with static cling vinyl.




Happy crafting!

1 comment:

Liz said...

Can you tell me of Oh My Crafts stock heat transfer vynil for t-shirts, hoodies etc.
Great instructions for this project.

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