Introduction: Can You Spot the Difference?!
I made this amazing Wall decal to transform the look and feel of my dull blank wall. Wall stickers like these are made from a substance known as "vinyl". Vinyl is a great material and available in 2 different finishes - Matt or Gloss. I've used a Matt finish here because I wanted to achieve a more "painted on" finish. When applied properly, wall stickers can resemble very high end pieces of wall art.
Here's how I made the decal :
1.) First I decided what image I wanted to use for this particular wall space. I decided to use this leopard because the image stands out and is very captivating. I then measured both the width and height of my wall.
2.) Next I measured and cut the vinyl, making sure that I left approximately 10cm more than the size that I had measured.
3.) Next, I imported the leopard image into a piece of cutting software, known as Cutting Master.
4.) Then I used my Graphtec CE6000 to cut the image.
5.) Once my image had been cut, I carefully weeded the image and applied the transfer tape.
6.) Then I carefully peeled away the backing paper,and aligned the leopard onto my wall. Once the decal was firmly in position, I slowly peeled away the transfer tape to reveal the leopard. This took me approximately 5 minutes, and was so easy to do. These decals can also be easily removable if you decide to change your image.
If you want to create something similar, Wallart2u.com sells the same image in varies sizes and colours. I've chosen Black here as I wanted to capture the black against the white background.
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