I pretty much have been going to sleep thinking about what to put on my shirt ever since I got new Iron-on transfer papers. (I thought that phrase was fitting!) The point of this DIY is show you how to add your favorite or funny phrase onto a shirt! I got my transfer paper at Target for under $10 bucks and it came with plenty of sheets. To make my design I used photoshop, which worked great. The most important thing is that your image is flipped, because when you print it out you don't want the ink out towards the world, but instead sealed under. Was that confusing? Basically it's just so it doesn't come off in the wash!
|This was my design reversed and all..|
Now cut out your design, peel off backing (lightly score the back with an exact-o knife and it comes off real easily). Now its iron time! Please enjoy my trio of pathetic glamour shots of my iron:
And yet another tip: I used parchment paper even though my paper's directions did not call for it, I just wanted to be safe. I suggest being safe too. Ironing doesn't make for good pictures but lets just skip forward to my result!
|JUMPSHOT! (I need help for my addiction)|
|I'm looking at something, even though there wasn't much to see.|
I love this shirt, mostly because its true. If you like this shirt too, print out my design:
Ok so to review the tips:
- Flip your design.
- Print out your design as a draft first.
- Use an exact-o knife to get the pesky backing off the transfer paper.
- Use parchment paper.
- (not mentioned) But iron evenly, in circles, and make sure to iron the edges well, because they are less likely to peel or come off.
- Take jump shots.