Archive for October 2017

Turn your wall statement into a decoration to use year after year!

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As promised here are the step by step instructions for applying vinyl to a stretched canvas.

Supplies needed:

  • Stretched canvas frame
  • Paint, Gesso or ModPodge
  • Paint brush or applicator
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Painter’s Tape

To Prep the canvas:

Wipe off the canvas with a barely damp cloth, then treat (paint) the canvas with one of the products listed above.

Let dry thoroughly.  If you need to, paint again and let dry.

Mark the center of each side of the canvas with a pencil  (you may want to place a piece of painters tape on the spot and ma20171010_153559ke the mark on there, if you don’t want to repaint over the spot later.)

Draw a line from the center of each arrow to the arrow across from it, to forming  cross-hairs for leveling.

 

 

 

Take the vinyl statement and turn face down on the table and using the squeegee burnish the back of the decal.  20171010_153925

 

 

 

 

Slowly peel the backing paper away keeping the lifted portion flat against the decal as shown.

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Align the pencil marks on the decal with the pencil marks on the canvas. Carefully hold the decal (now freed from the backing) over the pencil marks checking for correct placement and then gently lay the decal on the canvas.  We noticed that not all of the canvas frames were square, so you may need to eyeball the placement to get it to look right.

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Starting at one edge, burnish the decal to the canvas. Flip the canvas frame over and burnish from the back, since the canvas is thick, it can take a good rubbing.

Flip back over, right side up and turn back a corner of the decal using the same method for removing the backing, remove the tape.

Keep the tape folded back flat (non sticky sides together) on itself as you pull it SLOWLY away.

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Continue until all of the tape has been removed, revealing the decal.   If any pieces lift and don’t want to stick to the canvas, encourage it back down by pushing it with your finger on the tape side.  Remove alignment arrows and the pencil marks. Don’t try erasing the pencil marks. Those will need to be covered with paint.

That’s it!

But don’t stop here!  There are many surfaces you can apply vinyl to that will make your quote more versatile just because you will be able to change it out by the season or holiday, or move it from room to room or to a new home.  Try using: charger plates, tile, tin, glass, mirrors, or painted wood plaques. The main thing to remember is the surface needs to be smooth, and dust free.  Test your surface before ordering the vinyl! We offer free color samples for just that purpose.

 

 

Vinyl Quotes on Stretched Canvas

 This lovely time of year is seeing us busy putting lots of great things together for our customers.

Because, well… you’re the best!

One of the most common questions we receive involves being able to reuse or at least make move-able, our vinyl decals.  There are many surfaces you can apply a vinyl decal to.  Glass, mirrors, tiles, painted/ treated canvas or wood, charger plates and more!   We are particularly enamored with the use of stretched canvas.   Create the look you want that has the added bonus of portability!  Move and display again in a new location or at a later time. (Perfect for decorating for each season or holiday!)  Detailed instructions as well as a step by step video will be included in our next post. Check back!

This delightful set of panels will add magic to a child's bedroom, playroom or bathroom. Isn't it fun?

This delightful set of panels will add magic to a child’s bedroom, playroom or bathroom. Isn’t it fun?

This look is achieved with our chevron stripes in Cotton Candy and our quote "So She Did" in Gold Metallic.

This look is achieved with our chevron stripes
in Cotton Candy and our quote “So She Did” in Gold Metallic.

"Comparison is the Thief of Joy" We love this quote as a daily reminder of our individuality, but thought it was a hoot over the stove. Don't you dare compare my cooking!

“Comparison is the Thief of Joy” We love this quote as a daily reminder of our individuality, but thought it was a hoot over the stove. Don’t you dare compare my cooking!

Easy to move about, put on a wall, an easel or just set in a table arrangement. "Merry Christmas"

Easy to move about, put on a wall, an easel or just set in a table arrangement. “Merry Christmas”

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Set the stage for each season or holiday with this versatile method for applying vinyl.

Set the stage for each season or holiday with this versatile method for applying vinyl. These same arrangements can be placed on mirrors, glass, tiles and any smooth surface.

Since Halloween is just around the corner, now is a great time to try one of our spooky designs on stretched canvas.  Then you will have it for next year as well!  We make it easy with Free Rush Processing on orders placed within the next week on Halloween inspired quotes!

This month we’ll be having a photo contest,
the winner of which will receive a free design on us! To enter:

1) Take a clear photo of  the wall written designs in your home, school, church or anywhere!

2) Like us on Facebook and add your photo.  You can also add it to Instagram.

3) Send it as an email to support@wallwritten.com (Include your name, and the story/review of your design).

The design comes in chocolate and the dimensions are 22" x 13.4"

The design comes in chocolate and the dimensions are 22″ x 13.4″

The winner will be announced on November 6th and they will receive the elegant and ever popular,  “Home is Where Love Resides” Centered version from us for free!

 Good luck, everybody!

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