My friend asked me if I’d help her make a sign for her boyfriend’s birthday…it was a basic stenciling project, so I was happy to help her. But, it always makes me cringe a little to use a sheet of vinyl for a stenciling project when all you’re going to do is spray paint over it, and then throw it away. They’re too expensive to just waste like that!
So, I thought I’d try contact paper out on this project, and worse-case-scenario, I’d just have to re-cut the project on with vinyl.
I pretended that I was using the good stuff:
I set my Cricut to low speed, and low pressure (which they call a kiss cut) so that it will cut through just the top layer of the ‘vinyl/contact paper’ and leave the backing unscathed.
I peeled it off, just like the good stuff…I used transfer paper, adhered it to my board (…yes, another cupboard door project) and sprayed over it .
When the paint was dry, I carefully peeled off the contact paper…and it was flawless!
Just think of all the fun prints they have in contact paper! The possibilities are endless…