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Fun Beach Hat with Heat Transfer Vinyl - AND Learn to Curve Your Font!

These fun and festive beach hats are all the rage this summer! I have seen hot glue with sequins, ribbon, paint, and even embroidered! So we knew we had to use our favorite medium...Heat transfer vinyl! And we have a great tutorial for you showing you how to curve text!Step 1: create your shape.Since my hat was a circle I did a circle shape. (you can also do an oval or square or even a star using this technique!)Step 2: Add your wordsClick on the Text button and create your saying or words. (I c …
Sep 23rd 2016 Expressions VInyl - Ambassadors
Creating a Curved Design to Match the Curve of Your Piece

Creating a Curved Design to Match the Curve of Your Piece

Hey guys, It’s Jessica with Expressions Vinyl and today I want to show you how to curve your design to match a curve on your project. I have a platter that I bought from Hobby Lobby that is a circle, and I want to make my design kind of curve around the edges of that. So I'm going to show you how I set that up.We are going to be recreating the image on the left. The first thing I did is to go over to the "Draw an Eclipse" tool, and draw a circle that is the same size as my platter. I meas …
Sep 15th 2016 Expressions Vinyl Jessica
Extra Large Vinyl Wall Project

Extra Large Vinyl Wall Project

Hey, guys, it's Jessica with Expressions Vinyl and today, I'm going to show you how to cut, weed, and apply a piece of vinyl that is huge! The whole sign that we're going to apply to our wall is about four feet by four feet, with each piece being about 12"x40".I have cut a weeding box around my design, and I'm going to show you how I weed that out and then we're also going to apply some transfer tape to it. I'm just using my utility knife and I'm going to go slow and you can see I have a lo …
Jul 16th 2016 Expressions VInyl - Jessica
How To Prevent Heat Transfer Vinyl From Peeling (When Using An Iron)

How To Prevent Heat Transfer Vinyl From Peeling (When Using An Iron)

Today we are gonna talk about heat transfer vinyl, and how to prevent it from peeling off after the first time you wash it.There are a few factors that determine how well your vinyl adheres to the fabric (especially when using an iron). The biggest things are getting the setting on your iron correct, I have mine on the cotton setting, and you also want to make sure you don't have any steam. So, cotton setting and no steam are your two main starters.I took my piece of EasyWeed that I had cu …
Jun 30th 2016 Expressions Vinyl
How to Layer Vinyl

How to Layer Vinyl

Hi Everyone! It's Mandy, from the Super-Awesome Sugar Bee Crafts (be sure to check out all the fabulousness over there). Today I'm going to show you a fun trick on how to Layer Vinyl. The Expressions Vinyl Team used this super-smart method in their booth at the SNAP and I thought I'd share it with you. The one I made at SNAP is on the left, the one I made for this tutorial, is on the right.And reminder - - Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up! Personalized gifts are always a hit (I found …
Apr 23rd 2013 ExpressionsVinyl-Ambassador