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How I made article 3

 How I spiced up the soap tray in my bathroom. For the next article in the how I made article series, I made an ‘I Have Spoken’ (star wars reference) soap tray. 


What I used:

Cricut 

Premium vinyl (removable matte)

Soap tray

Isopropyl alcohol 


The steps I took:


To start off, this was my first cricut project with removable vinyl. I actually just didn’t have permanent vinyl lol. 


To begin, I cleaned the soap tray with isopropyl alcohol to ensure that I had a clean and clear surface to put my design on. 



After a decent amount of designing, and tweaking the design, I created the design. Which I will share to you for free! You can find it here. 


I cut the design out of premium vinyl, removable matte. (I didn’t have permanent vinyl on me at the time). And weeded it. 



After placing the vinyl onto the mat, I realized that you should only place the amount that you need. This is because when I was peeling the vinyl off the mat it began to already detach from the lining. 


The photo above was the result. I ended up being able to salvage most of the vinyl and the design was good. 


Next was applying the transfer tape. I cut it to size then peeled off the backing and held it by each side firmly. 


I burnished (scrap/smooth, definition: polish by rubbing) the design (vinyl) onto the transfer tape.



And proceeded to place the transfer tape, with the vinyl, onto the soap tray. 


I burnished the vinyl onto the soap tray using the scraper tool. I peeled the transfer tape up slowly and carefully. If any vinyl was staying on the transfer tape, I placed that spot down and burnished again. And after the transfer tape was all peeled off, my project was complete!



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