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Reverse Weeding – What Is It and How To Do It

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Have you ever wondered what the heck reverse weeding means?! It's an easy way to weed adhesive vinyl, especially if you have small details. Learn how easy it is to weed your vinyl below.

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Reverse weeding is a technique that is used when wanting to put adhesive vinyl onto the transfer tape. This is the perfect method of weeding adhesive vinyl when you have small details and don't want to miss any of them.

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Supplies needed for Reverse Weeding

What is the Easiest Way to Weed Vinyl?

This is a really easy technique that you're sure to be using whenever you weed your vinyl. You're going to start by cutting your design out using your electronic cutter. You can use a Silhouette like I did for this project or you can use your Cricut as I did for my own phone case I adorned with vinyl.

Use whatever electronic cutting machine you're most comfortable with but be sure to use high-quality vinyl. I love this glitter vinyl I got from Expressions Vinyl. It weeds easily and it hits the light perfectly for that shimmer. Your machine isn't going to work for you if you don't have quality products you're cutting.

How to Reverse Weed Vinyl

How to do Reverse Weeding

  • Cut your project

    Use your electronic cutter to cut your vinyl. This method works best with small details around the edges that you don't want to get lost. After the design has been cut, cut the area all around the image to keep your cut to reverse weed

  • Cut your transfer tape to size

    Cut your transfer tape to fit over the entirety of your image and use a brayer to adhere to the entirety of your image to the transfer tape.reverse weeding glitter vinyl

  • Remove from the vinyl carrier sheet

    Pull your vinyl off of the carrier sheet taking the entire image off.reverse weeding

  • Remove the negative vinyl

    Remove the negative image off of the transfer tape and your image will remain on the transfer tape for you to be able to apply to your project.weeding glitter vinyl

That's it! It's so easy and a technique that you'll use time and time again.

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