Do I need something other than just the vinyl to make words with my Cameo?

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Posted 12/31/2011 by declutterbug in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 12/31/2011 6:03:33 PM
when I bought my cameo I bought it in a bundle that came with 3 rolls of vinyl. After glancing at some ideas with me, my husband says dont' you need transfer paper or ??? I have no idea. Can someone walk me through making words with vinyl and putting them on glass or on your wall??
edited to add: I see the rolls that came with my machine is adhesive backed BUT will it strip the paint off the wall if you take it down? ALSO I have a resource from my brother for vinyl scraps that will not be adhesive backed. How would I use that?
Thanks for any help!



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Posted: 12/31/2011 6:26:46 PM
I just saw a video tutorial on you tube and they did not use a mat to cut vinyl with the cameo.

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Posted: 12/31/2011 6:48:27 PM
You do not need a mat, just load the roll of vinyl into the machine.

As for the transfer paper, this is to make it easier to place the vinyl or the outline of what you cut (the negative) on your project, it just makes it easier but you do not absolutely need it. If you are doing a large design, I would use it though.

As for taking the paint off the wall, I guess it would depend on the type of paint on your wall. The adhesive on the back of the vinyl is very sticky.

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Posted: 12/31/2011 8:26:37 PM
Ok thanks for the info!


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Posted: 1/1/2012 4:10:17 PM
I would recommend getting the transfer paper. I put "Imagine" on the door of my scrap room and didn't use it... I got it on... eventually... but it wasn't easy. I think the transfer paper would save a lot of headaches!

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Posted: 1/1/2012 6:05:43 PM
You can just get a roll of clear contact paper and use that in place of the transfer paper. As far as the vinyl removing the paint on your walls, make sure that you are using the vinyl that is made for indoor use. There are different types of vinyl and the outdoor vinyl has a stronger adhesive and could damage your walls (or at least be more difficult to remove later). I would think the packaging on your vinyl would tell you if it is safe for indoor use but, if not, check out the info on the Silhouette site. Also, I'm thinking if you check on YouTube you can find videos that will demo using and applying the vinyl. Hope this helps.


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Posted: 1/1/2012 9:47:08 PM
I use clear contact paper for transferring as well


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Posted: 5/15/2012 11:32:50 AM
This is my first time cutting vinyl without a mat. I changed the screen/control to Load Media and then I tried to get the vynil in. It has a nice grip on the left, it seems like the right roller is not really doing much. I did a test cut (a file- not that intricate) and it cut fine except one part where the lines didn't meet. So I know so far, the blade setting is alright. The problem is that the vinyl is not going in straight. Do you think the right roller has anything to do with it?



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