quick question about vinyl for wall decorations

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quick question about vinyl for wall decorations

I'm ordering a few colors from oh my crafts (thanks for the tip Ashley!) to try this out. Do I need transfer tape? And how much? A friend explained this to me once but I can't remember what she did with it (the tape) for the life of me! If I do need to order some, do I need equal amounts of transfer tape and vinyl? Or do you just use a little of it even if you're making big cuts? Hope I am making sense! Smile

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Depends on what you're doing. I don't use transfer tape for any cuts of shapes, etc. I didn't use it AT ALL when I did Miles' car room. If I were doing words that I wanted lined up, I would put it on the transfer tape first so it would be nice and even, and then transfer to the wall. So, really depends on what you're doing! Biggrin

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Thanks, Ashley! After I posted this I noticed that it was out of stock anyway. Boo! LOL. So I went ahead and ordered all the vinyl I wanted, and I googled some more and found that some people use clear contact paper instead? Does that make sense to you? I am planning on doing some words in DD's room and I basically suck at lining things up Biggrin so I will probably plan on getting some contact paper. Hopefully that will work the same way! Otherwise maybe I can buy some from the friend I mentioned earlier...maybe she has extra!

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I'm not sure how contact paper would work! It seems like it might be a little too sticky?! Idunno, I guess it's worth a try! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of what you're doing!

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Hmmm...good to know! I am a cheapskate and definitely wouldn't want to ruin any of the vinyl and have to order more! LOL. I think wherever I read that said that they stick their hands on it a few times to take some of the sticky off. But like I said, I REALLY don't want to mess it up! I will do another google search to see if that was just one crazy person using it (heehee) or if it seems to be a standard thing. Thanks for the heads up!