Hi Saturated Canary Fans!
Carisa here and I have a fun tutorial that has been in the making for a long time. I started making these tshirts using digital stamps last year for my kiddos. Recently, a good friend asking me to join her birthday Blog hop and I jumped at the chance to make her something unique and special. So, while doing so, I created a little step by step tutorial that turned out to be super picture heavy! LOL Sit back, enjoy a cuppa hot cocoa and I hope you like my tutorial!
Step 1: Print your image on Transfer Paper. I used HP Transfer Paper for Dark Clothing even though I'm usually using it on white. I like it and it works.
Step 2: Carefully cut around your image as close as you can to the black lines. Then carefully remove the backing before placing your image on the tshirt for ironing. I can't tell you how many times I have forgotten this step only to ruin it b/c I end up fusing it to the backing and then I can't use it. Grrr! LOL
Step 3: Iron your image on the shirt using the protective sheet that comes in the transfer package and let completely cool before removing the protective paper. ps. it's a good idea to slip a piece of chipboard inside the tshirt both for ironing and coloring.
Step 4: This is the fun part - time to color!!!
Step 5: Once you are done coloring, you need to heat set your color and I do this by using the same protective sheet from the Step 3.Once again, you need to let this completely cool before removing.
Final product! Doesn't it look awesome? I think so and they wash so well. My girls have had their shirts for over a year and the color hasn't faded or bled at all. I'm so happy with this technique. It's time consuming but so well worth it to give someone a one of a kind gift!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really hope you enjoyed the tutorial as much as I did making the tshirt. Digital stamps really give you a world of opportunities when you think outside the box!!