The fabulous people down at Provo Craft sent me some of their new product to try out a couple of weeks ago. It is their brand new released Iron-On Vinyl! It's a heat transfer film that you can use to quickly and easily personalize so many different things! You can find exactly what I used HERE. Or You can get a deal on their Cricut Expressions and the Iron-On Vinyl, if you don't already have a Cricut (or two like I do!)HERE. Cricut Iron-On comes with one 12x9 sheet per pack and is available in quite a few different colors. I can see the possibilities of me decorating random things around my house, like Pillows, blankets, and other random things...
T-Shirts & Dye
Provo Craft also sent me T-shirts for the project. I was asked to create something wearable. White to me, just seems so plain and boring sometimes, so Bailey & I decided to pick a color and dye it!
Rolled up Shirts
We rolled the Shirts up like Snakes, and tied them up with Rubber bands, to start that process!
Soaking in the Dye!
Then We put them in the Purple Dye! We were disaster free in that process, which was nice! We let it soak for about an hour in the dye stirring it every few minutes or so. We did it while we were making dinner and cleaning the kitchen and doing homework, so it wasn't a big hassle to stir it. Then we rinsed it in cold water with gloves! Then washed it in the washer and dried it, and they turned out amazing!!
I was sent 3 colors of Vinyl. Glitter Gold, Blue and Gray. At first, I had ideas for the blue and Gray. Then we decided on something with the Gold!
Designing in CCR
Design your image in Cricut Craft Room. We chose the owl that is one of the new cartridges, Boho & Brooklyn. Most of the time I just search for a specific type of image. That program is SOO fun! The only thing different about using Vinyl Iron-On, is remember to use the Flip Image option in "CCR" otherwise your image will iron on Backwards. When using an iron on, you do it upside down. Some images like just a plain shape won't matter, but certain images might matter. Like if you're doing a name. So just make sure you check that option! It's just at the top of Cricut Craft Room!
Then put your Vinyl on your cutting mat, SHINY side down. On the vinyl there is a REALLY shiny side, and a less shiny side. On the glitter you can really tell, but on others it can be a little harder to tell, but you should still be able to tell. Then cut out your design on your cricut machine. Make sure your blade depth is on a 3. Pressure Varies on most machines. Make sure your speed is on Medium.
All Cut Out
Remove the Extra Vinyl from Cut out areas to look like the above image. Use the wedding tool, from the Cricut Tool Kit. That's one of my favorite tools, when I'm crafting! Not just with the Cricut! I then lifted the image with the liner off the cutting mat and cut out extra liner, so it wouldn't be a lot of extra space on my shirt as I was ironing.
Pre-Heat the Iron to the Cotton/Linen Setting. Usually that is the highest temperature setting. NO STEAM!
Lay your item on the ironing board and pre-heat the material with the Iron for about 10-15 seconds, then put the vinyl on in the position you'd like it go. Make sure you place it with the Liner side UP. Put like a dishcloth on top of the liner. It will protect your material from the heat. Apply medium pressure for about 30 seconds.
Then Flip the material over and do the same thing.
Let cool, remove the lining!
Owl Cricut Iron-On Vinyl Project
Then You're left with one cool shirt, that started out with just a plain white T-Shirt!
If you have ANY questions, leave me a message, and I'll help you out!
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