Positive and Negative Space with the Vinyl Cutter

"Weeding" is taking away the negative spaces, the pieces you don't want in your final image. These shapes can be stuck to a backing (plastic, wood, paper, etc) to create new patterns...or balled up and thrown away!

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The positive of the image remains on the backing, ready to be covered with transfer tape and transferred to the final destination.
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We stuck the image onto some painter's plastic and used the ultrasonic welder to make a pillow.
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