Dear Readers on the Upper East Coast, please don’t hate me.
The weather in St. George this week has been freaking amazing, T shirts at the park kind of amazing. I was planning on saving this tutorial until things warmed up everywhere, but I thought the survivors of #blizzard2015 would appreciate the irony? Maybe?
Tell me that is not the cutest vintage cooler that you have ever laid eyes on. (2 secrets! Its not actually vintage, and you can totally make it!!)
Does anyone recognize that font? Possibly from this project? Jamie the Amazing designed an entire font (by hand!??!) and this is just one of the projects that we are using it on! Its so good right? We are in the process of turning it into a downloadable real life font as we speak, so creating with it will be snap!
So here is how it goes down. The cooler is completely adorable and currently for sale at World Market. Once you have your cooler (or art, or pillow, etc.) all you have to do is load the materials into the Explore and click Make It Now.
Once the Explore has expertly cut the materials (vinyl in my case) you weed it (take out all of the bits that are not part of the final design) and you are left with something like this:
Then you cover it with a piece of transfer tape:
Line it up on the cooler so that it is level:
Lift up the bottom of the transfer tape (don’t peel it all the way off or else it wont stay level!) and remove the vinyl paper.
The press it down and smooth it out with a scraper tool or a credit card.
Pretty cute right?
Hope you have a cool day! (Har har har)