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How I made article 6

 Today I was scavenging around my house.. looking for the right object to strike at.. something that I could customize for my next make


I saw the phone holders that I have and thought, why not customize those?


What I used:

Cricut

Premium vinyl (removable matte)

Transfer tape

Phone stand/holder

Lysol wipe


The steps I took:

 I cleaned off the phone stand with a Lysol wipe to create a clean and clear surface for my design. 


I decided on the design to use and you can find it here on cricut design space with this image ID: #M26F6CBEC


I cut it out at 0.9” wide and kept it on uniform sizing. I cut my vinyl to the size of the design I was going to cut but just a little bigger and placed the liner side down on the mat. Read this how I made article to see what happened last time I didn’t cut the vinyl to size!



After it was cut, I weeded the design. I cut a piece of transfer tape a little bit larger than the vinyl and burnished the vinyl onto the transfer tape. 


Burnish: polish by rubbing. Smooth/scrape. 


I slowly peeled up the transfer tape, ensuring that each piece of vinyl was attached to it. 


Next was placing the transfer tape with the vinyl design onto my phone stand. I placed the design in the spot that I wanted it, using the grid lines on the transfer tape to help, and burnished the design onto the phone stand. 



I found that this particular phone stand material was difficult to get the design to adhere to. It took quite a bit of scraping and slow peeling checks!

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