Wrought Iron Easels

by MyVinylDesigner 9. May 2009 04:39

Our favorite easel supplier is Elegance in Easels at http://www.easels.com/ ... they offer low minimums and great customer service.  (520) 325-8286 / 1-800-325-8286  Be sure to request their wholesale prices as the links provided are to their retail site.  Wholesale prices are about half of what is listed on their retail site.  Each box has 12 easels.  The specific easels we like are:

Black wrought iron stand (for 6x6 tiles) ..... #SHB02


Black wrought iron stand (for 12x12 tiles) ..... #AFB13

If the little foot protectors fall off in shipping, just hot glue them back on the easel legs.  They stand just a little taller than the tiles, have swirls at the bottom and top, and simply look classy.  A custom vinyl image on a 12x12 tile with the large easel generally retails for around $25.

They also have the simple black and brown wooden easels, as shown in the photo below.

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Clocks & Clock Parts

by MyVinylDesigner 8. May 2009 08:35

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Good evening!  Unfortunately, I'm not sure what to tell you on this project.  Not knowing your clock hands size, I cannot say for sure.  You will just want to buy hands made for a ten inch clock.  I do know on larger clocks you need the high torque movements or your clock will become slow quickly. 

Sorry not to be more help!


Good evening!  You will love creating clocks!  Good for you.  I believe you can get the wall clock units from http://www.clockparts.com


Good Morning!!

I would like to install the clock designs on a 12x12 tile. Do I make the design 10"? I wasn't sure if the hands of the clock would hit the numbers at the correct {time}. And, can I make them larger for say, a 16x16 or 18x18?

Thanks! You guys are amazing!!

Good evening!  You should be able to cut any of the clock faces to fit on a 12x12 tile.  I certainly do not recommend smaller than that.  It would be preferable to go like a 13x13 or bigger depending on the complexity of the clockface and your preceision of your cutter.

Hope that helps!  Good luck on your projects!
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Sheet Metal

by MyVinylDesigner 7. May 2009 08:44

 

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The sheet metal that is often used in crafts can be found in a couple of places.  First, and easiest is a craft store.  Depending on where you live...Porters, Michaels, or  Roberts Crafts usually have a selection of cut metal sheets.  If you do not live near any of these stores, you will find a local plumber supply store to be helpful. . . perferably one that will also cut the metal for you.  This way is usually much cheaper, but you do have to buy more at a time.




I keep seeing magnetic strips or sheets attached to wood on some of your samples.  Can you tell me where I can buy this?  I have looked at local hardware and home improvement stores and find some sheets but they are too large and don't have the shiney, textured look that I am seeing in your samples.  Thanks for your help!
 



Good morning!  Thanks for all your kind words!  We are ever a work in progress!

I find that plumbing supply stores carry sheet metal the cheapest.  However, they are not always able to cut it.  They can usually recommend someone with a lathe to cut it though.  This will be the most economical way to get sheet metal.  Craft stores like Roberts or Michaels will also carry sheet metal, but they will cost quite a bit more.

As for magnets, I do not know what that person used for a magnet, but I do like using EARTH magnets as they are super strong.  I normally go to my local Army Surplus store for these.

Hope that helps!  This is  a great time of year to get that vinyl business up and going!




You site just gets better all the time.  I haven't been too into my vinyl business but looking at all your designs is getting me inspired to give it a push.
 
I have a question.  Do you know where to purchase the metal sheeting that is used on projects such as the snowflake Christmas calendar?  Also, do you know what the person used for the magnet that looked like a snowball?
 
Thank you very much!

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Using Vinyl Application Sprays

by MyVinylDesigner 1. May 2009 03:07

A vinyl application fluid is a must when working with frosted vinyl, large glass and mirror projects, cold exterior doors and windows, and large vinyl projects in general.  (It is not required for large wall decals that have fine-lined text and graphics.)  It allows you to more quickly and easily press out the bubbles that form between the vinyl and the substrate.  It also speeds up the installation process, allows one person to do the job, and helps vinyl to adhere better in cold temperatures. 

RapidTac offers a few different sprays, depending on what your needs are.  A little goes a long way and saves you a TON of time and grief.  Vinyl application sprays are generally purchased through your preferred vinyl supplier.  We thought the following tutorial best showed the process for using a vinyl application fluid:

CLICK HERE for info related to applying exterior vinyl in cold weather conditions

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