Create a rustic photo album cover using heat transfer vinyl!
If you were to ask me my favorite type of vinyl, I think I could narrow it down only to heat transfer vinyl. I do love how versatile it is! Not only is a fun for clothing, but, really, you can apply it to just about anything! Today I’m going to show you have to make your own custom, rustic photo album cover using flocked heat transfer vinyl.
I got into crafting originally as a scrapbooker and, though I don’t do much with it know, I’m still completely obsessed with scrapbook paper and eek out a mini album periodically. For my mini albums I typically create a custom cover from a piece of cardboard and cardstock. This time I decided to create something a little heftier and used wood for a rustic family album that will look quite lovely in my living room. And to decorate it I chose to use, instead of cardstock, flocked heat transfer vinyl. I love the feel of flocked htv! And did you know you can use it on wood? Let me show you how!
I created a design in my Silhouette software which included this leafy wreath and the Home Sweet Home saying. I wanted the design to pop on the wood so I created a circle as a background. I cut each design on my Silhouette Cameo and used the Cricut EasyPress to iron on each piece to the wood (320 F for 20 seconds). Luckily, flocked htv works quite nicely for layering designs.
Note: The trick with flocked htv is to peel off the plastic covering when the vinyl completely cool. And, as always with htv, be sure to cut your design flipped as a mirror image!
The vinyl stuck perfectly to the wood! And love the flocked look and feel so it is a wonderful vinyl choice for an album cover.
To complete the album, I selected a set of cardstock and trimmed it down to fit the inside of the book. This Hello Darlin’ Stack from DCWV matched well with the rustic vintage theme I was going for on the cover.
I used a Crop-a-dile to make additional holes in the wood covers (the tool cut through the 1/8″ wood like butter!), then followed suite with the scrapbook paper.
Large binder clips hold it all together.
If you have any question about flocked heat transfer vinyl be sure to ask!
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