One of the first questions most new Silhouette users will ask is “What is the difference between Oracle 631 vinyl and Oracle 651 vinyl ?” The biggest difference is Oracle 651 is considered permanent vinyl and is good for things that will go outdoors or that will get wet (like glassware that gets handwashed). This type will stick to your product much stronger than 631. However when creating wall decals, you don’t want something that will destroy your wall when its time to remove it so you should go with Oracle 631 which is considered indoor vinyl.
The next question people tend to ask is “Where is the best place to order vinyl ?” Unfortunately you can’t get Oracle vinyl from stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby so you have to order it online. This is truly the best brand of vinyl to get if you want your vinyl to last over time. I personally get my vinyl from ExpressionsVinyl because they carry all the colors and styles that I would need. Whether you want chalkboard vinyl, heat transfer vinyl (iron-on), indoor vinyl or permanent vinyl, you will find it on their site in a variety of great colors.
For my laundry room, I wanted to create a wall decal and found a cute saying from Pinterest. I went into my Silhouette software and typed out “The Laundry Room” using the Times New Roman font (typing each word separately so I could make them different sizes and move them around). Next I used the Chopin Script font to type “loads of fun !”
After getting the design exactly the way I liked it, I grouped it together and cut it out of black Oracle 631 indoor vinyl. NOTE: If you want the wall decal to be wider than 12 inches, you can turn the design sideways and enlarge it before cutting.
Next you will lay your transfer paper onto your cut out design and weed out any pieces you do not want.
Lastly, prep your wall with alcohol to get all greasy residues off so the vinyl will stick better. Then place the transfer paper with the design stuck to it onto your laundry room wall and peel off the transfer paper. Sometimes the letters don’t want to stick to the wall right away so go slow and check that it is gripping as you peel back.
If I had to do it again, I would have made it bigger. I thought 12 inches wide would look bigger but its kinda small compared to my shelving.