I love working with vinyl!! So, it was an easy decision what to do for my friend’s birthday. Something with vinyl. He loves owls, so I thought this Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) owl would translate beautifully in vinyl.
I found the original artwork on Shutterstock, an online stock photo site. I used the pixel trace feature in Make-the-Cut (MTC) to import the JPG file. I used my Zing to cut the owl out of black wall vinyl. Using transfer tape, I mounted the piece to the inner of the glass.
( An aside: When I first started doing vinyl projects, I did a lot of cartoon characters for my grand-daughter’s bedroom. It seemed like they all had a million pieces, and I painstakingly placed each cut out piece of vinyl the way I do for a paper piecing. You can image how long it took!! I didn’t know anything about transfer tape. Well, my world changed when a friend introduced me to this magic. Don’t even want to thinking about going back to the pre-transfer tape days. ☺ )
I also made a matching birthday card using the same MTC file, only in a smaller size.
Here is the MTC file for the owl.