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Vinyl Geometric Art

Scraps are the perfect thing to fill in this geometric elephant art.
1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Makes 1
Author Angie Holden

Equipment

  • Cricut machine
  • Weeding tools
  • Scissors
  • BrightPad (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Scraper

What You Will Need

Instructions

  • First, you will need to cut the geometric shape itself from black vinyl. You can use my cut file here for the elephant head or you can search geometric in Cricut Design Space for a ton of options. I do recommend one with thick lines to help hide your vinyl edges. NOTE: The triangles that the Cricut cut out of this elephant head are perfect to use for another terrazzo inspired frame like the one above.
    vinyl elephant
  • Once your piece is weeded, it is time to start using those small scrap pieces to fill it in. You will need to cut a piece to fit each of the shapes. I like using my Cricut BrightPad for tracing things like this but you can use another light source or even a window.
    using bright pad to mark vinyl for cutting
  • Trace around each shape with a pencil then use scissors to cut it out. You want your cut lines to fall approximately in the middle of the black lines but the cuts do not have to be perfect because this is fairly forgiving.
    cutting scrap adhesive vinyl
  • Continue these same steps until you have scrap pieces cut for each shape. You can use as many colors as you want here. I will also note that for super small shapes, I just used one color to cover multiple places in order to keep it simple.
    scrap vinyl pieces for a cricut project
  • Now it is time to get this transferred to our wood slice. The first thing I recommend is to turn your pieces upside down to the side in the same order they go on your elephant. Do this backward as it will make more sense once you have your vinyl on the transfer tape. So the pieces on the right-hand side of the elephant are now on the left once turned upside down.
    making art with vinyl scraps
  • So, once you have everything ready for the transfer tape, it will look something like the image below.
    scrap pieces ready to be placed on transfer tape
  • You will then need to put the elephant onto the transfer tape. You can see more about working with transfer tape here. Then add each of the vinyl scrap pieces by peeling away the backing and putting it STICKY SIDE UP onto the transfer tape.
    adding vinyl to transfer tape
  • Repeat with all of your vinyl pieces until you are left with something that looks like the image below. These should all have the sticky side out so it is ready to add to your wood slice.
    vinyl art to be added to a wood slice
  • Place on your wood slice, burnish down well with a scraper, and start peeling back the transfer tape to reveal the design on your wood slice.
    adding vinyl to a wood slice
  • Then go over the entire thing with a scraper again once the transfer tape has been removed.
    colorful elephant on wood
  • Your geometric vinyl art is ready to put anywhere in your home!
    cricut ideas using geometric art