Inkscape for Cutting Design

Help and Support => Help Using Inkscape => Silhouette and Craft Robo Owners => Topic started by: Laurianne on June 17, 2011, 07:45:25 AM

Title: Cutting Wall Vinyl
Post by: Laurianne on June 17, 2011, 07:45:25 AM
I need some help if anyone has experience will cutting vinyl for wall art.  I'm designing a piece and I've never done this before.  I am wondering how thin you can cut it without it tearing.  For example, I'm working on flowers and want to know how thin the stems can be.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
Title: Re: Cutting Wall Vinyl
Post by: Angel13 on June 17, 2011, 04:29:52 PM
Hi Laurianne

I haven't got too the stage of doing a piece of Vinyl Wall Art yet!!! I have been cutting purchased Silhouette designs from vinyl and applying them too white wall tiles; the tiles only measure 150mm square but you can see how thin some of the design were...Hope this makes sense!!
Title: Re: Cutting Wall Vinyl
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on June 17, 2011, 06:06:05 PM
I hope you are going to show us photo's of your finished project. I bet it will look stunning.
I want to add wall art to a few walls but I hate vinyl. I have just spent 2 days fighting with it as my son decided to decorate his whole car. I couldn't refuse his request as he went ahead and designed everything in Inkscape and did a great job.
Title: Re: Cutting Wall Vinyl
Post by: Angel13 on June 17, 2011, 06:12:06 PM
'Carolyn, the WHOLE car?'
Title: Re: Cutting Wall Vinyl
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on June 17, 2011, 06:27:51 PM
Getting close. The paint is peeling off and he wanted to cover it. So far most of the boot (trunk) is covered, the roof is started and the bonnet (hood) needs to be done. Even worse my daughter is home in about 4 weeks and she wants to do her car too for the same reason.
Title: Re: Cutting Wall Vinyl
Post by: Laurianne on June 17, 2011, 06:35:24 PM
Angel,  I knew you guys would help me with this!  By the looks of the vinyl you've worked with, I shouldn't  have a problem.  I was hoping to cut it today, but decided I want two colors of vinyl.  We are making a trip to the closest Walmart tomorrow and I'm hoping, hoping, hoping they have what I want.  If not, I'll have to order it and wait.

Carolyn, You have got to post pictures of your vinyl car projects!  I can't wait to see.
Title: Re: Cutting Wall Vinyl
Post by: scud on June 17, 2011, 06:55:47 PM
Angel was the peacock feathers printable vinyl or layered? It is gorgeous.
Barbara
Title: Re: Cutting Wall Vinyl
Post by: Angel13 on June 17, 2011, 07:25:19 PM
Quote from: "scud"
Angel was the peacock feathers printable vinyl or layered? It is gorgeous.
Barbara

Hi Barbara its plain and holographic sticker sheets that were cut and layered.....
Title: Re: Cutting Wall Vinyl
Post by: scud on June 20, 2011, 06:53:42 AM
Thanks Angel.
Barbara