Hey there, crafty mamas! Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of making car decals that not only showcase your creativity but also have the potential to bring in some extra dough?
Well, buckle up because today, we’re going to explore the wonderful realm of car decal making using the fabulous Cricut machine. Picture this: creating beautiful vinyl designs that not only adorn your car but catch the eyes of others too. It’s like turning your vehicle into a moving billboard of your artistic prowess.
So, if you’re ready to embark on this crafting journey that could spin into a profitable venture, let’s hit the road and learn how to make car decals with Cricut that will leave customers lining up for a drive with your designs.
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In this video, Rachel from Makers Gonna Learn, is going to teach you how to make car decals. She gets asked this question a lot, as people are really interested in learning how to make decals, what vinyl to use, how to seal it, and how to correctly apply it to a car.
So, today, Rachel is going to share step-by-step tutorials, tips, and tricks on how to make a vinyl decal using regular permanent vinyl and printable vinyl. She will also explain how to seal and place the decal on your car. So, if you’re ready, let’s jump into it.
To start off, Rachel will show you the files she’ll be working with today. She is using two files from Makers Gonna Learn, which is a platform that offers over a thousand digital cut files and almost 200 fonts.
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Rachel will then go over the supplies you’ll need for making car decals. For the printable vinyl decal, you’ll need a printer, specifically the Canon TS8120. You’ll also need printable vinyl, which you can find at any store.
Additionally, you’ll need a spray sealer, preferably the Minwax fast-drying sealer, transfer tape, permanent vinyl, a scraper tool, and alcohol wipes to clean your car.
Next, Rachel will demonstrate how to design and print the decal using Design Space. She will show you which files to use and will explain the importance of measuring your car to determine the appropriate size for the decal.
Once the files are inserted into the canvas, Rachel will adjust their size accordingly.
For the printable vinyl decal, Rachel will explain how to flatten the image and set the appropriate settings in Design Space before printing and cutting.
She will also provide tips on how to efficiently use the printable vinyl and save any excess material.
After printing and cutting the decals, Rachel will show you how to seal the printable vinyl decal using polyurethane spray. She will explain that this step helps to preserve the colors and prevent fading over time.
Once everything is ready, Rachel will guide you on how to transfer the decals onto your car. She emphasizes the importance of cleaning your car thoroughly with alcohol wipes to ensure proper adhesion.
She will also advise on the use of transfer tape for certain types of decals.
Overall, Rachel provides a detailed tutorial on how to make car decals using both regular permanent vinyl and printable vinyl.
She shares helpful tips and tricks to ensure successful results. So, if you’re interested in making personalized car decals, be sure to follow Rachel’s instructions and enjoy the process!
Q: What supplies do I need to make car decals?
A: For printable vinyl decals, you’ll need a printer, printable vinyl, spray sealer, transfer tape, permanent vinyl, a scraper tool, and alcohol wipes for cleaning the car.
Q: Do I need special equipment to make car decals?
A: You’ll need a die-cutting machine, such as Cricut, to cut the vinyl. Additionally, a printer is required for printable vinyl decals.
Q: How do I measure the size of the decal for my car?
A: It is recommended to use a measuring tape or ruler to measure the area of your car where you want to place the decal. The size will depend on personal preference and the location you choose.
Q: Can I seal the printable vinyl decal?
A: Yes, sealing the printable vinyl decal with a polyurethane spray helps to preserve the colors and prevent fading over time.
Q: Do I need transfer tape for every decal?
A: Transfer tape is recommended for regular vinyl decals to ensure proper application. However, for some delicate projects like printable vinyl decals, transfer tape may not be necessary.