You know, in case you really cared. And, long time readers, you know the drill. Clicking on a picture will take you to a bigger photo in my family album; clicking on that picture will open a larger photo.
My paper guides (made from the same file that I used to cut the vinyl pieces), the transfer tape (I use clear so I can see what I'm doing) and the vinyl sections weeded and ready to be applied.
The vinyl pieces were cut using a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.
What I used. The Scotch tape, the Beacon 3-in-1 glue and a Cricut scraper that came in a kit. The pointy, sharp things, the things you don't run with, I use for weeding the vinyl.
"Weeding" is removing the portions you don't want, like pulling weeds from a garden.
The transfer tape over the guide - the carrier (the backing) is taped top and bottom, and when I put the adhesive piece back on, I put it about 1/2" above the carrier piece so it was easier to work with.
Let's not forget the video. This is the complete assembly of the decal. I really don't move that fast, though.
Addendum June 14, 2016 --- the progression of this idea
October 27, 2015 Since that entry, I realized it would be much easier and a lot quicker to put the paper guide directly onto the light box, which is shown above. No mirroring necessary.