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The World is Your Oyster Globe

Recently I had a coworker ask me to create a custom order of something that she had found on etsy but it had disappeared. Now I have actually vinyl’d on a globe before so No biggie right?! 

This is a story about how weather can affect crafting. Disclaimer: sometimes it gets humid in New England!

So what I normally use to do this project is a vintage globe, my silhouette cameo, wide painters tape (like a 2 inch), Vinyl (Oracle 651) and a tape measurer/ruler. 

I create my design using Adobe Illustrator and sent it to Silhouette Connect software and set my machine to the Silhouette vinyl setting.

Now some of the vinyl lifted and it doesn’t look perfect but the pieced that we are going to use look just fine. (I hate wasting vinyl).

When I create a design I always try to incorporate a weed box. this makes it much easier to manage when weeding out large pieces of vinyl. 

Since transfer tape/paper is super sticky I have found in the past that blue painters tape does the trick! 

Well not this time! I didn’t take into account that I had always done these globes in the Winter or Spring not the humid Summer. It happened to be about 100 degrees and raining on this day and if you live in New England you know that central air is not really a common thing in houses built before the mid 90s. I believe this is why the globe tore. Can you say Global Warming! (pun intended!) But lucky for me I had a back up vintage globe. (Thank you Brimfield). 

So I didn’t dare try the painters tape again. I actually hand placed the vinyl (which was to difficult to photographer. Over all I love how the finished product and hearing how much the mom to be loved it, it was worth the struggle! 

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