Hi Expressions Vinyl Blog readers. I’m Carol from The Answer Is Chocolate and am so glad to be here again to share a project with you. I should probably be embarrassed to call this a project since it is so simple but sometimes simple is good right?
I love putting vinyl on anything and everything. I also change my mind a lot and sometimes want the flexibility to change a theme. Vinyl is perfect for that! I found this plain square glass plate at Cost Plus and knew it was a perfect canvas. I debated whether to cover the whole underside of the plate and ultimately decided just to fill in the middle. Used a piece of scrapbook paper and Mod Podge.
I have been wanting to do something with a butterfly motif and the hardest part was deciding which image to download from the Silhouette online store. I decided on this swirly one. I re-sized it to fit and cut it out using a leafy green Expressions vinyl.
I am definitely not a dainty clean crafter. Just keeping it real here. Sometimes stuff gets stuck to the mat but it mostly comes off pretty cleanly.
I’m also a “I can’t throw that away because there must be something I can do with it “ crafter ( aka HOARDER). I’ve seen this idea sold in craft stores to decorate your walls…using vinyl as the adhesive to attach paper or lightweight wooden embellishments. I adapted it to my butterfly plate. Punched circles out of scrap vinyl, and made rolled flowers from some paper scraps:
I hot glued the flowers to the vinyl, peeled off the back and stuck to my plate. Done and done. And if I decide I want to take the flowers off and/or change my butterfly for something else, peel away!
Thanks for spending some time with me. I hope you’ll pop by for a visit!