diy vinyl wall art
However, the apartment is usually the pain of paint and then paint coverage-
When you walk around as often as I do, you feel very painful.
I do like to have bright and fun spaces, so I\'m brainstorming to create a large piece of art that I can hang on a wall, or other types of removable decor, the universe inspired me from my favorite blog: Nest made a neat post on wall stickers using contact paper.
In my medium -- Tim Burton --
Plastic vision of Swir/Tokyo Whirlpool and hot afternoon (
Or AC broke that weekend with casual workers in their 90 s! )
I\'m ready to start doing some art! .
This is my first note. I hope you like it.
Please send me the question. Thanks! (
Edit 1: Add pricing to the supply list. )(
Edit 2: Add a close-up image of bamboo and peel off the image. )(
Edit 3: 11/2009: description insert step 10 for successful removal and updated maintenance description. )
I don\'t stress enough about testing.
Stick a part of your contact paper firmly to the hidden wall and peel it back.
Plastic Card (
Like a library card)
Keep it firmly on the surface
Also test if your tape can be removed easily.
If you would like to ask about your surface in advance, you should contact the manufacturer Kitterich Corperation of the contact paper.
They are very helpful in answering superficial questions.
I tested my sticky material on the wall of the interior closet and found my contact paper as sticky as the post
It will notice if not a little less.
It hardly has
Stuck on a bug, which was good for me because when I moved out I didn\'t want to pay for the damage on the wall! )
My tape is also very easy to show up so I would love to go.
I have two different ways to plan large projects like this, and I have shared both here.
Method 1: You only need a pencil and a piece of paper to draw a piece of paper.
Draw a loose sketch of the area you want to work on.
I twisted my drawing a little so I could see all 3 walls and ceilings in one layout in my drawing.
Now that you have a basic chart, you can photocopy it, doodle a few designs and see what you like.
Alternatively, use the tracing sheet at the top of the base chart.
Or, track your original chart with a marker pen, then draw your thoughts with a pencil and erase what you don\'t like before you have the final design you like.
This approach applies to people who are skilled, or if you have more confidence in your editing skills than your drawing skills.
Method 2: Take photos and software in this way and take a few digital photos of your space.
Then take your photo to an image editing program and then do digital graffiti on it.
I had a great time using Adobe Illustrator and my Wacom tablet.
Copy paste and convert keep my repeating elements similar and give me a fairly accurate representation of what it looks like in my space. .
The usual process is to create a vortex at a time, overlap them to get a smooth connection, and then patch the gap between them at the end.
Once you are more than 6 \"from the surface, it is invisible to overlap with these things.
So, in order to make the first whirlpool, stick a piece of newsprint with tape at the target position.
Fold the paper into a connection between the walls so that the paper is on both surfaces, which can help you draw it out in size.
I outlined the whirlpool with a pencil because I wanted it to appear in this area. .
I also drew a line along the crease of ewall (
If it\'s a crease)
Help me align the contact paper with the corner later.
Pull the paper down and clean up your whirlpool.
It can be a bit bulky and weird from what you draw on the wall (
If the steps are too high to reach, you stand on a safe stool or ladder, right? )
So check your lines or adjust them to smooth them out.
Cut off your newspaper to make the template.
Turn over your newsprint template now.
Now you can use the marker to track the template to the back of the contact paper.
The flip of the newspaper is because you draw on one side of the paper that touches the paper, which is ultimately the back of the whirlpool.
To have the Whirlpool appear in the direction you want, you need to do a template flip.
If you don\'t flip, I forgot to flip a few times, then use the new Whirlpool in a different place.
It\'s still a good Whirlpool if it\'s backwards.
Cut the Whirlpool from the contact paper.
It should be easy to cut and if you have good scissors you can slide it like a gift package.
Save leftovers! ! ! (
We will go back to this in a later step)
For the first few swirls, I backed the paper down and simply attached the Whirlpool to the wall/ceiling to find out where it would be and what it would look like, estimate the location from my original plan.
Now that it\'s stuck there, I start at the bottom of the whirlpool, pull up the first 6 \"left and right, and peel off its backing.
Gently press outward from the center of the vinyl area to reduce bubbles and use hard plastic (
Like a library card)
Scrape vinyl on the wall with force.
Move along the vortex, pull the backing from behind in the 6 \"segment, scrape the segment down, and repeat to the end of the vortex.
If you want to remove the whole backing from the beginning, the whole backing will stick to yourself and you will get a roll of vinyl that is hard to use.
Trust me: if your vinyl is bigger than the plate, leave the backing on one side and work from one end to the other.
Your first Whirlpool is up! Woo!
Use News prints to draw more swirls in the planned area and continue to install them on the wall.
After a while, I stopped using newspaper because I knew how big the Whirlpool would be, just handwritten it on the back of my contact paper.
Also, don\'t worry about the middle of the spot when making the whirlpool.
The vortex is essentially the outline of the spot.
I kept working in the room to draw the complete outline.
I then added a layer of smaller swirls made of scrap to increase the interest and scale of the design.
When you\'re happy with your Whirlpool profile, cut out the pieces to patch the center area and fill the area you ignore.
As soon as you leave vinyl, my seam is out of sight, so I really just patched it with any pieces left.
The only thing that needs special attention is to make the connection points bend smoothly with each other, so a little trim on one or two of my sloppy patches will make them fit well.
I kept a bunch of decent stuff.
Pieces of size and my male
Corresponding to Brad\'s suggestion, \"How about bamboo in the living room?
\"We have an antique black in our living room with inlaid Japanese tables, so I think it will be perfect.
He is a person with ideas, but not a person that can be implemented, so I did it.
I cut the bone.
The shape of the bamboo outline and the tip oval of the leaf shape.
The point is to do two like you-
Do color illustration with these things, don\'t get stuck in the photorealism.
Looking up illustrations of what you are thinking about making and seeing how other artists refine the basic form may help.
Another benefit: You can also order the blackboard contact paper.
Because contact paper is easier to install than using blackboard paint! (
A good friend of mine has been doing experiments with black coils for several weeks and the results are very good. )
1/16/9: This is another design I created (
Now 2 years after the original design, in a new apartment).
There is no headboard yet, I want to \"frame\" the bed against the wall.
I installed a cantilever shelf on a wall far above the bed and made illustrated vinyl trees on the shelf, such as bed columns.
I put the shelf up first, simply cut the surrounding vinyl down and hide the edges behind the shelf.
Instead of really planning to roll this out on newspaper, I made tress freely.
From the beginning of the trunk and the big branches, to the smaller branches, I gradually filled the space and created a pleasant but irregular balance.
I also found it useful to keep the branch angles in a consistent range to simulate how a tree grows naturally to get good illustrations.
According to what you think of it, weird and Halloween or clean Scandinavian.
I just moved out of this apartment in October 2009 and removed the wall design that has been in existence for 16 months.
When we pulled it down I took a few pictures and the big whirlpool pulled down very cleanly for about 25 seconds because my final design was a big one
Because I had to pull out each piece, it took a few minutes for the bamboo, but it was also very clean.
I used the edge of the library card to scrape under the edge faster than with my nails, but still didn\'t hurt the paint below.
Final result: clean, non-stick, no paint damage. Success!
This is a complete package of images.
My room is not big enough to step back and take a panoramic photo or even minimize the distortion in order to stitch a set of images together, so here are three simple images.
I did the project two weeks ago and I noticed some small edges rolled up on the wall.
My card in time-
Scrape them down and they seem to stay in good shape.
Updates: 11/2009 (16 months later)
: In the first week, once the corner is settled, I don\'t need to do anything to maintain vinyl on the wall for the next 16 months.
This project is very good and I hope it will inspire you to do something neat :)