Stephanie is the director of the San Francisco office of The Humane League, an animal protection organization. She gives presentations at schools and travels a lot for her outreach work. She came to a Hack for Animals night and we came up with the idea of converting her personal car into something that promotes her organization while she travels, so I helped her make this vinyl-cut sticker.
This project was made on the vinyl cutter at TechShop.
* Some vinyl sticker paper
* Contact paper
* Rubbing alcohol
* Vinyl cutter machine - I used the one at TechShop, I recommend looking for a maker space that may have one
* Exacto knife
* Dental tools or toothpicks
Step 1: Prepare the Files
Step 2: Run the Vinyl Cutter With Your Design
Step 3: Remove the Negative Space
Step 4: Cover Your Piece With Contact Paper
After this step our big decal is ready to be deployed.
Step 5: Clean Your Car for Maximum Sticking Power
Step 6: Place the Sticker
After you place the sticker, remove the clear contact paper film. Be careful around the edges. After you remove the clear sheet, use your hands or the squeegee and push down the sticker for good adhesion.
Step 7: Finished Product
If you need to remove the sticker at any point, you can use a hair dryer to heat up the vinyl and it'll come off a little easier.