Layering Vinyl Tutorial
Steps to create a vinyl piece with multiple layers!
- Kassa Vinyl
- Kassa Transfer Tape
- Squeegee for Vinyls
- Vinyl Picker / Weeding Tool
- Vinyl machine
- A dish to apply the vinyl on
Upload your artwork piece to your vinyl machine program (I’m using Silhouette Studio). Trace image the artwork piece and then insert 2 circles above your artwork piece. The 2 circles will be your guideline for the layering process.
Next, go to your offset section and select offset. This should create a layer/bubble around your artwork piece.
Lastly, apply another layer surrounding the artwork piece and the 1st offset layer that was applied. Resize the entire piece (artwork + offset layers) if necessary.
Choose 3 different colors for each of the layers, then apply the vinyl on the cutting mat and insert it in to your vinyl machine. Adjust your cut settings based on the vinyl you are using. The trick here is to make sure that each layer is cut individually. The first set I will be cutting with my vinyl machine is only the lettering artwork piece.
Next, cut the 2nd offset layer (bubble/layer surrounding the artwork piece).
Lastly, cut the 3rd layer of the offset.
Cut the vinyl sheets down if necessary and remove all of the negatives.
Apply transfer tape to the 1st layer of the artwork piece.
Next, using the circle guidelines, take the 1st layer of the artwork piece and try your best to line them up as you apply the transfer tape along with the artwork piece on to the 2nd layer, the offset layer.
Repeat Step 9 to apply the last offset layer making sure the transfer tape has both the 1st and second layers on it.
Next, apply the vinyl to the dish.
Using the Squeegee, go back and forth to remove any excess air bubbles and to make sure the vinyl is applied to the dish.
Lastly, remove the transfer tape.
You are all set! Enjoy your new personalized dish