This post is sponsored by Expressions Vinyl. As always, all ideas and opinions are my own.
Guess what? I’m sharing another cross-stitch project! Surprised? You shouldn’t be! I’m finding ways to incorporate cross-stitch and faux cross-stitch everywhere. Nothing in my house is safe!
Today I’m going to show you how I gave my wall a little “tattoo” love using vinyl to create a cross-stitch rose. I am a commitment-phobe when it comes to home decor. I’m always afraid I’ll change my mind so I don’t like to make permanent changes. Therefore a little vinyl wall art is right up my alley!
AND there’s an awesome giveaway at the end of this post that you will NOT want to miss!
I started out by making a cross-stitch pattern to fit my needs. The wall the pattern will go on is narrow and tall so I wanted to create a rose pattern to match. It is also in my living room in which I use navy in my color scheme.
I ordered shades of blue and green to create the rose. For the lightest shade of blue I simply used white.
Colors of indoor removeable vinyl from Expressions Vinyl: Dark Blue, Marine Blue, Costa Rica Blue, Cloud White, Clover, Caterpillar Green
In my Silhouette program I created an “X” design by drawing 2 very thin ovals and crossing them over each other and then welding them together. I had a rough count of how many X’s I needed for each color in my pattern so I cut that number out with the Silhouette.
I rigged a ruler and a level by taping them together then taping the entire thing to the wall. This allowed me to begin the pattern straight on the wall, starting halfway up the pattern (in the center of the rose).
I applied the vinyl X’s like stickers, simply putting each one on by hand. It’s not as awful as it sounds!
I held the pattern on a clipboard with the colored vinyl sheets tucked behind the pattern so I could get to all of the X’s easily while looking at the pattern.
Once complete, I placed a piece of wax paper over the vinyl and rubbed it smooth with an applicator tool.
I’m already plotting more vinyl cross-stitch projects so don’t be surprised if you see more popping up around here.