I am back today with another heat transfer project that I did over the weekend. I saw a T-shirt by Heidi Swapp with a 'Life is Good' slogan on a black t-shirt with gold vinyl so although we can buy Heidi Swapp stuff over in the UK (I love all things Heidi) I doubt we will be able to buy the t-shirts over here or as cheaply as I made mine!
I spent ages trying to get the photo to pick up just how lovely that gold glitter HTV is in real life but my photos don't do it justice. It is GORGEOUS!!
I bought the T-shirt in a sale when I went shopping with a friend last week for £5 and it is really soft and of a good quality. I already had the heat transfer vinyl so it was just a case of creating a file in Silhouette Studio using my trusty Cameo and cutting it all out and weeding the vinyl.
I ironed the HTV on the T-Shirt and I am not sure yet how it will wash (because I ironed it as opposed to using a heat press) but I gave it a good hard press after I had peeled off the transfer sheet and I always use a silicon sheet between the material and iron to stop it scorching. I also use a piece of wood that I put underneath the t-shirt on my kitchen worktop so that I can press really hard rather than using the ironing board.
You can buy sheets of the HTV at MDP Supplies here in the UK and they sell it in sheets rather than having to spend a fortune on rolls.
You can buy lots of lovely colours and I'll be honest, I haven't had much luck with the pink glitter htv despite the sheet I bought being replaced by MDP as it left a pink stain around the edges on anything I ironed it on. It was apparently a bad batch and hopefully that is now sorted, but the gold glitter works absolutely BEAUTIFULLY!
Now....what can I make next?!! Would my husbean like a glitter T-Shirt?!!! I can hear him screaming NO!!!!!!