|My Silhouette at work|
So once the vinyl is cut I had the wonderful task of weeding, the term the crafting community uses for grabbing all the unwanted vinyl pieces from the design. I bought a back of tweezers at the Dollar Tree to use just for this purchase, since the weeding tool Silhouette sells is about $13. And here are the results.
And then all I did was pick it up with some transfer tape and moved it onto the mug.
However, I made the mistake of not cleaning the cup with alcohol before I put the vinyl on so it sort of slid around on the cups some making the smaller letters all wonky. I also wasn't super pleased with this type of vinyl as it didn't seem to stick as well as I expected. But I consider this a test run, so we're learning.
|The finished product|
The finished product is a test to see how well vinyl sticks to plastic and how permanent it is. I brought it over to my Mom to try out in her dishwasher. I want to see if they should be handwash only or if they can be put in the dishwasher (vinyl is supposed to be water safe but most crafters say not to use the dishwasher).
If this one is a success we shall make many many more!