I've been busy inking and chalking. I LOVE inking shirts. Cheap shirts, shirts from my closet, you name it, nothing is safe around me!
I recently got an order in, and I couldn't wait to try out some stuff!
For this project, I grabbed a shirt out of my closet, and our new Club Couture Transfer. Don't you love it?
I inserted the mat in between the layers of the shirt.
When I ink shirts, I gently fold the transfer in half (at the top) to find the middle. I then place that little line right at the v of the shirt. I spread the ink, remove the excess, then immediately remove the transfer and wash it in the kitchen sink.
In order the place the birds, I used a hair dryer to dry the ink. To keep any ink from going through the transfer with the two birds, I placed the backer sheet under part of the transfer.
The image is a little blurry. Now it's time to heat set the t-shirt. BUT, it has to thoroughly dry first.
So, I decide to work on my next project, a chalk project. I used one of the House Pattern Transfers and our NEW FORMULA of Chalk Paste. We call it creamy dreamy and it certainly is!!!
In fact, it's so creamy that I only had to use the little bit that was on the seal when I pulled it off.
You can pick up one of those little chalkboards for a buck at your local $$ Tree! Isn't it adorable? Soooo quick and easy!
I use a Cricut Easy Press and teflon pad for making the ink permanent. I also use a piece of parchment paper. I set the Heat Press to 320° and 30 seconds on the timer.
So, the ink dried and it was time to heat set it. I placed the teflon pad inside the shirt. It aids in heat setting the ink because it reflects the heat.
I place the parchment paper over the image, lay the heat press on it, and start the timer.
Sometimes, I walk away to prepare a next shirt, fold laundry etc. You can get a lot of stuff done in 30 seconds! ;)
Depending on the color of the shirt, it may achieve a temporary color change because of the heat.
Then, I turn the shirt inside out, again, placing the teflon pad inside the shirt.
I don't generally use the parchment paper on this step.
Finally, the finished result. You may see some shadowing on the bird on the left. When spreading the ink, I used a small squeegee and it left some lines in the ink. I'm okay with that.
Notice that the shirt has lost the discoloration of the fabric already. HINT: I use the easy press to iron the entire shirt when I'm finished.
So, as I said, this transfer is April's Club Couture transfer. What is club couture?
For just $19.99 USD monthly, you’ll receive:
What else do you get as a Club member?
- One exclusive B-sized Transfer (8 ½”x11”).
- Three coordinating Chalkology™ Paste Singles.
- Video and written how-to instructions to make a unique finished project.
- FREE shipping on your kit.
- Flat-rate shipping on all Chalk Site orders. Just $4.95 USD to ship any and all Chalk Couture™ products your way.
- Access to private sales and special deals all year long.
- A FREE copy of our most recent catalog—and every time there’s a new catalog, we’ll send you that one, too!
Sign up for an initial three-month commitment, then cancel anytime. We’ll ship your first exclusive kit right away. Subsequent shipments are billed on the 5th of each month and ship immediately thereafter.
Club Couture™ Plus Ten Promotion
Club Couture Subscribers can receive $10 USD/$10 CAD off any order of at least $100 USD/$100 CAD (product subtotal, before taxes and shipping). Club members must be logged in to their account to take advantage of the offer.
As items are added to orders, you’ll see a pop-up notifying you are close to qualifying for $10 off, or another pop-up once you cart total reaches $100 USD/$100 CAD. You can then make your final selections and continue to checkout.
It really is dreamy! Questions about today's projects? Simply hit reply to land right in my inbox. I'll get right back to you.
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