Monday, December 5, 2011

Oh snap Lizzie! Birthday Blog Party!

So, my good friend Lizzie is having this awesome and fabulous Birthday Blog hop in her own honor which is so cute and so Lizzie! When she put out the message to anyone who wanted to be involved, I jumped at the chance b/c I knew it would be a week full of amazing types of crafting inspiration. Now, I'm a card maker by trade, but I love to color on just about anything and when trying to figure out just what I could make for my #1 fan, I decided on a tshirt. I love Saturated Canary images and I know Lizzie does, too. The image I chose to use is called Copica even thought I know Lizzie had a terrible copic "incident" awhile back and doesn't use them, I couldn't resist. *giggle* We'll just have to pretend it is a paintbrush instead. ;) So, Happy Birthday, sweetie! I hope you have a wonderful day full of love and laughter. You always make me laugh and I hope that one day we get to meet in person. I know we'd probably laugh all night! Thank you for always encouraging me and asking me to be a part of your fun birthday blog hop!

I created a little step by step tutorial that turned out to be super picture heavy! LOL Sit back, enjoy a cuppa your favorite drink 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. 

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!!



Elizabeth Sanchez said...

This is so amazing and I love it! I'm sorry I didn't get over here sooner to say so... but you are amazing! Thank you so much fo rhelping me celebrate my bday!!!

Natasha said...

Wowwwwwww... You are awesome!! xoxo

Unknown said...

Found this on a friends Pinterest, while trying to find new ways to color/stamp/paint on T-shirts. You are awesome! It came out really well. My personal concern is that I would have the image all ironed on, and then mess up my coloring. Happens to the best of us. lol