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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Personalized Ceramic Platter Tutorial

Hello, Belvedere Designs fans! This is Linda, from burlap+blue, and I am thrilled to be collaborating with Belvedere Designs on a series of tutorials sharing the wide range of fun and creative ways to use vinyl! First up, I am so excited to share this personalized, ceramic platter using vinyl from Belvedere Designs. It's perfect as a wedding or anniversary gift, or even as a holiday gift for that hard-to-buy-for couple. It was quick and easy to create, here's the how-to:

ceramic platter (I found mine at Home Goods)
plate stand
Step 1: Gather your supplies, and get ready to apply your vinyl. First time? Don't be nervous. Belvedere Designs includes a handy instruction enclosure to help you through the process, plus, an application squeegee to ensure your vinyl creations turn out perfectly. Detailed photo tutorials are also available on their site.

For reference, my platter is approximately 11" in height and 12.5" in length. The vinyl that I used is 6" in height by 9" in length.

To purchase the decal that I used for this piece (you can obviously change the name, initial and colors), click here! You can also go to the Design Center, where you can create your own monogram design and choose your own fonts! This is 100% customizable, which I love!
Step 2: Let's begin! We'll be doing this in two parts. First, we'll apply the monogram initial, and then we'll apply the last name vinyl. Take your initial vinyl, and center it on your platter. Use a piece of tape to hold it in place. Using the tape as a hinge, flip up decal and peel off backing. Lay decal back down, and starting from the center, squeegee the vinyl decal firmly.
Step 3: Carefully peel back the transfer tape. To do this, start at a corner and peel the transfer tape off at a 180 degree angle-back and down rather than up and away. If necessary, use your fingers to press down on the letters as you peel back the tape.
Step 4: Halfway there! Following the same steps, remove the backing paper from the last name decal, and position it over the initial.
Step 5: Squeegee decal, carefully peel back the transfer tape, and voila! A personalized and beautiful gift that everyone will love.
Head over to Belvedere Designs now to check out these new and fabulous vinyl decals!

1 comment:

  1. This tutorial looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!