How to Apply Adhesive Vinyl on a Curved Surface Amy

How to Apply Adhesive Vinyl on a Curved Surface Amy


(upbeat electronic music) – Hi everyone, it’s Amy
with expressionsvinyl.com and today I’m gonna show
you a couple of techniques on how to apply adhesive
vinyl to a curved surface. One of the most commonly used surfaces are wine glasses such as these ones. So the vinyl used from these glasses come from our Rose Gold pack. So today I’m gonna show
you how to apply the vinyl to these champagne flute glasses. So the first step is to get your image and I just have these bride and groom, using the rose gold glitter and they’re already cut, weeded, and just ready to be applied. So the first thing you wanna do is to clean your glass and you can just use rubbing alcohol and just make sure that it is dry before you apply your vinyl. So now I’m gonna apply the transfer tape and you can use paper or clear. I’m just gonna use the paper and you can cut these
using any cutting machine, whether it’s a Cricut
ScanNCut or Silhouette. (upbeat soft rock music) So I’m gonna show you two different ways on how you can apply the vinyl. The first one, you can
leave it just as it is and the second one, you
can either trim it around to get a little bit more
flexibility to put down the vinyl, so I’m just gonna trim this
one with a pair of scissors. And with this one, I’m gonna use a ruler and just draw a straight line, that way I can kind of see what it would look like
if it was straight. All right so something that
I found to be really helpful is to have some type of soft surface, whether it’s a rice bag,
a pillow, a neck pillow, to lay the glass on, just so
it helps keep it balanced. So right here I’m gonna use a neck pillow and I’m just gonna place the
glass right in the middle and it should stay put. So I’m gonna use the first one. Starting with the bride,
I trimmed it around. That way, I could start
from one end to the other and if I need to move
or manipulate one side, then I can do so. So I’m just gonna peel half
of the back of one side, it doesn’t matter what
side you start with, and just take off the paper backing. And just lightly press the middle until it looks pretty even. And then just start smoothing
out the unexposed side. And then go to the other side
and remove that paper backing. And you just wanna be
slow and patient with it, especially since this, the
B, has a lot of curves. You just wanna smooth it out as you go, into the shape of the letter. So you can rub it down with your finger or you can use your application tool just to make sure that the vinyl sticks. And then just remove the transfer tape. So there’s one method or
technique and we’ll do the groom. So the same thing, just
place it in the center and start from one end and
remove the paper backing. And the line that we drew, will help make sure that
things stay straight. So work from one end and
then work on the other end. And there you go. So if you do find that you
might have a little wrinkle, something you can easily pick
it up with your weeding tool and readjust, and smooth it out. So you really can’t go wrong. And the last thing, is just to make sure that you just let it sit and cure for a good 24 to 48 hours. It’s really important that you do that because that will make or break whether or not the vinyl
comes off during washes. And it really helps the adhesive stick on to the glass surface. So those are just a couple of ways that you could apply adhesive
vinyl on a curved surface, such as a wine glass. So a couple takeaway
points are number one, clean your surface. Two, make sure that the
sizing of your image works with whatever shape
or size your glass is, and most importantly, make sure to give it a good 24 to 48 hours to cure. Let us know if this was helpful. If you guys have any
comments, put ’em down below. Make sure to like and subscribe, and we’ll talk to you next time. Thanks so much, bye. (upbeat electronic music)

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