Wall Vinyl, Taken to Another Dimension

Are you multi crafty?  Do you like mixing things up a bit?  Well here is a little tip for taking wall vinyl to another dimension.  I love making things textured when using my Copic markers and thought why not spiff up wall vinyl with a little faux marbling or a starry galaxy.  You can even make your own stencils with your cutter and stencil on designs, if you want to spend a bit more time on your project.  The sky is the limit!!

For this project you will need:

Matte wall vinyl (I used matte white)

A mister bottle of Alcohol (not vodka, I prefer rubbing alcohol for this project….you can drink the vodka instead)

A couple of Alcohol based markers (I used Copics B45 and E59 sketch markers)

A pen compatible airbrush machine (I used my Copic Air Compressor)

…and of course your cutter (I used my trusty big yellow KNK beast)


1.  Cut from your matte wall vinyl your favorite quote.  (Finding your favorite quote and a font you want to use is probably the most difficult part…get ready for some fun!)

2.  Lay your vinyl face up on a flat surface.  Using your Air compressor and markers, randomly spray colors on the vinyl until you have some coverage on the actual letters you cut.


3.  Using a fine mist spray bottle with rubbing alcohol in it, mist your vinyl holding the mister about 12″ from the vinyl.  Let dry (shouldn’t take too long…you can always sip some vodka while you wait.)  Once the rubbing alcohol evaporates you’re good to move on to the next step.

4.  Carefully weed (remove excess) vinyl from around the letters.  Be VERY careful not to let the weeded scraps touch back onto the letters as it is hard to get it unstuck…prior to this step you might want to lay off the vodka…never mind…too late.

5.  Place your transfer tape on your colored vinyl quote (no..dont SET the roll on top like in the picture below, that won’t work..actually take it off the tape roll and apply it to the vinyl), and then place on the wall.

6.  Take another sip of vodka while you stand back and admire your “out of this world” wall creation.

I hope you enjoyed the mini tutorial!  Have fun with it.  We would love to see what you come up with.

Jenn – The Hacker (JTH)

14 thoughts on “Wall Vinyl, Taken to Another Dimension

  1. Its beautiful! The color choices are so pretty! Thanks for sharing. Yet another idea to try! 🙂

    • sorry for doing my comment this way but can’t find a link. great project! lettering is real pretty! always wondered what the airbrush tool looked like, now I know!

  2. Nancy – No problem with the ink coming off on the transfer tape. here is why…when you use an alcohol based marker the alcohol evaporates and renders the piece completely dry. I didn’t seem to have any issue with ink getting removed by the tape. Which and easy to do also and you can match your room using multiple colors instead of the plain single tone colors vinyl comes in.

  3. yea, Jenn. So glad to see you on Team KNK and what a great project. I loved the vodka – I doubt my letters would be that straight if I drank it while waiting for alcohol to dry. But maybe crooked letters could start a new craze. Great project and awesome saying. Thanks for sharing.

  4. AWESOMESAUCE!!! What a cool project….I don’t know if I’d ever make it. I tend to like to sip on my Captain’s and diet as I watch others create super neat things. sigh….but it’s all good. 😉 j/k This would be a great project to break out those sleeping copics for….”I need an air compressor dear”!!
    TFS…Kathy 🙂

    *where’s Deb…she’s goin’ ta love this one…LOL!! 🙂

  5. I’ve gotta give this a try, sometime! The colors and the way the ink was applied makes the text look like metallic, or almost mirrored! Thanks for sharing!

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