Hey there it’s Dawn, and I am back again with a new tutorial using Just Jaimee’s September Storyteller’s Back To School Doodles & your Silhouette. Have you used the heat transfer vinyl yet? It’s an amazing product with endless possibilities!
This month a friend of mine just started working at our local preschool, so when I saw this kit come out I knew she needed a personalized tote to carry her classroom belongings in.
Click the image/ link below to take you to a you-tube video to walk you through a my steps and some tips for using the Silhouette Trace & Sketch functions.
Here is a photo of my final project:
Just some additional information,
1. Once you have your design created remember to mirror your image (in the replicate screen). Your vinyl will have 2 distinct sides a shiny and a dull side.
2.Place your vinyl on your mat shiny side down.
3. Make sure you adjust your cut settings to “vinyl”.
4. After you Cut your file (in mirror image), and peel away the unusuable vinyl material, the shiny side goes up when you go to heat apply it to your clothing, bag, etc….
5. Always cover with a pillowcase or a towel over the heat transfer – never iron directly on the clear overlay.
6. There are two types of heat transfer vinyl, Hot Peel & Cold Peel. Both are an equally good product. This just determines if you need to peel off the clear backing right after you apply heat or wait until it cools. If you do not know for sure, and your design doesn’t seem to be adhering to the material as you are trying to remove the backing right after you applied the heat. Wait until it cools and try peeling again. If it still doesn’t adhere – heat it up some more and repeat. TIP: after you have peeled away your clear transfer material. Cover again with a pillow case, and iron over your design one more time (on light on pressure & not too long of time) It’s just a good way to seal the edges. Too much heat or pressure and the vinyl could bubble.
7. I wash my items in cold and do not typically put them in the dryer. Some have gotten past me and into the dryer – but they have survived.
Now that you know how to use the vinyl and digi supplies – I can’t wait to see what all you can create. And always, if you have any questions, please leave me a comment.