What is a Reverse Canvas?
There is a super hot trend going around for crafters who use Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines called a reverse canvas. If you are new to Silhouette, check out this post on my suggestions of what tools and accessories to pick up if you’re very new to the machine.
These reverse canvases can be made with heat transfer vinyl or adhesive vinyl, though each has a little different process. I prefer to make them with HTV (Heat transfer vinyl), because I can make more detailed and intricate designs without worrying so much about the adhesive sticking to itself when weeding.
I posted this birth announcement reverse canvas I had made in a Facebook group for crafters (check it out if you’re not a member yet!) and it got a HUGE response. Way bigger than I imagined, and lots of people had so many questions that I decided to make a video explaining my very quick process.
I don’t pre-treat or paint my canvas, nor do I seal them afterwards, that’s another common question that gets asked that I don’t address in the video.
These are the tools I use for reverse canvas projects:
Birth Stats Design: http://bit.ly/2nvlxT0
Heat Transfer Vinyl: http://amzn.to/2rYZ4TR
Staple Remover: https://thd.co/2GCfghh
Exacto Knife: http://amzn.to/2BJEiaq
Cameo 3: http://amzn.to/2DQPwfe
Heat Press: http://amzn.to/2FzLpVk
Check out the video below for my tips, tools, and tricks to make your first reverse canvas a success!
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