Hi, this is Liz from Letter Me!
I was so excited when Kassa told me they were introducing adhesive vinyls as part of their new product range. And like with their liquid chalk markers and transfer tape, I was not disappointed.
When I received my box of adhesive vinyl (yes, it comes in a BOX, so no unruly rolls that are difficult to lay flat and cut), I was thrilled to find that there are ten gorgeous colors to choose from. Again, like their markers, the vinyl colors are bold and vibrant. Also included in the box is a squeegee with the perfect amount of rubbery feel to smooth out your work without affecting the surface.
So let’s put the new adhesive vinyl to the test, by sprucing up my pot plant and inspiring it to GROW!
- - Kassa Clear Transfer Paper
- - Kassa Adhesive Vinyl
- - Kassa Squeegee
- - Kassa Liquid Chalk Markers
- - PC / iPad (I used an iPad Pro 12.9 inch)
To create my own letters:
- - I used the Procreate App (However you can also use standard fonts from the Cricut Design Studio)
- - Apple Pencil
- - Dye-cut Machine (I used a Cricut Explore Air 2)
- - Die cut mat (I used a Cricut standard grip mat)
- - Weeding tool (I used a Cricut Weeding tool)
- - Pair of Scissors
You may use the Cricut Design Studio to design your work, or import a design from another program like I have (I used Procreate on an iPad Pro). Once the project is ready to cut, you will need to prepare your vinyl.
Select a sheet of vinyl and adhere it to your grip mat. Be sure to flatten it out so there are no bubbles. I used the Cricut standard grip mat.
Insert your mat with the vinyl into your die cut machine (I used a Cricut Explore Air 2). On my machine, I set the dial to CUSTOM, and in the Cricut design studio, I selected Vinyl Adhesive. When you are ready, press CUT!
When your machine has finished cutting, click on the button for your mat to eject. You are now ready to peel back the Kassa Vinyl Adhesive. The Kassa Vinyl Sheet should peel off beautifully, with only the top sticky adhesive cut, and not the backing paper.
Using a pair of scissors, roughly cut around the design, so you can save the remaining vinyl sheet for another project. Put your vinyl sheet safely back in the box for future use.
Gently peel off the negative space vinyl. It should come off with ease. Leave your design on the backing paper.
Use a sharp pointy tool (I used a Cricut Weeding tool) to remove the negative spaces inside the letters.
Cut out a piece of Kassa Transfer paper the same size as design.
Peel off the clear gridlines side of the Transfer tape and stick it over the design.
Using the Squeegee that’s provided, scrape the transfer tape to ensure that it is stuck down on to the design.
Now your design is ready to be transferred! If you wish to use different colored vinyl as I have done, you can repeat Steps One to Nine.
Gently remove the backing paper so that only your design is stuck to the transfer paper. Be careful as to not touch the sticky side of the design as the oils on your fingertips will affect the adhesiveness.
Carefully place the transfer tape with your design on it, on to your object. When you are happy with the positioning, use the squeegee to firmly scrape the letters down. Take a bit more care with curved or round surfaces as the letters can fold on to itself.
Gently peel off the transfer tape to reveal your lettering.
Sit back and admire your beautiful work! Remember to water your plant, and give it some TLC so that it will Grow Grow Grow!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog and using the Kassa Adhesive Vinyls as much as I have.