Christmas is the season for giving, right?? So, when the folks at ProWorld asked me if I’d like to participate in a giveaway with other bloggers — of course the answer is yes! So, they are going to be giving away a Trans Pro Mini Heat Press – to one lucky winner — but more about that at the end of the blog!
Today I want to share some tips & tricks with you for working with Strip Flock Heat Transfer Vinyl from Siser NA! I love this stuff — it gives a texture & dimension to your project like nothing else can! It has a raised, suede like feel – and is the only flock Heat Transfer Vinyl that can be layered on itself, as well as other projects. So all of that made it perfect for today’s project.
The design I used is from Cuttable Designs – and it has two different trucks that you can use. Three of my little grandson went with their parents to cut down their Christmas tree yesterday – so I thought this shirt would be perfect for them! Here’s a picture of their outing!
Ok – back to the tutorial! When you first open the design – it looks like this:
To make things easier to see & work with — I pulled apart all of the same colored pieces & grouped them together — to look like this!
NOTE: I have also “mirror imaged” these designs, since the flock will be cut from the back! File–> Object –> Flip Horizontally.
- First, I just love the texture & feel of this material. It almost feels like it could be a fabric appliqué. It adds lots of dimension to your project.
- Its so easy to cut & weed — I used a blade setting of 3 — which is actually the default setting for Heat Transfer Material – Flocked in the Silhouette Studio software. I find it cuts perfectly & weeds like butter!
- It can be layered on other Siser materials — or on itself — for added dimension! Set your Heat Press on 320 degrees – or if you are using a home iron – just above cotton setting.
- First, I did a quick 2-3 second tack of the black Siser Easyweed HTV.
- Next, I layered the red truck portion of the design for about 5 seconds. Its super important to note that this is a cold peel vinyl! That means your garment & vinyl need to be 100% cool before you peel off the carrier sheet! I know its hard to wait — but do it — You’ll be happier with the results
- The next layer — I put both the white sections & the green tree down at the same time — and pressed again. After cooling, I removed the carrier sheet.
- Finally, I added the tail lights in glitter HTV, at the same time I placed the “2016” license plate and Greyson’s name on the back of the truck! This time I pressed for about 10-15 seconds. Again, waiting to cold peel. Just a note – Siser Easyweed can be a hot or cold peel — so wait!
I know its really difficult to see in this picture, but the Strip flock adds so muck dimension to the project! Gives it a soft velvety feel! To maintain your beautiful design – -wait 24 hours before your first wash – do NOT dry clean. just machine wash warm & dry at a normal setting! And I usually turn these inside out when I wash them! That’s it! Siser Strip Flock has so many potential uses — get some today & put your creative juices to work!!
Giveaway – Now its time for the Giveaway from Pro-World for that awesome Mini Press! Enter here for a chance to win!! This giveaway will run for one week & the winner could be you! That would make your Christmas very Merry!
Contest Terms and Conditions: A winner will be randomly selected and contacted on 12/12 via the social channel that they won from. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. At that time Pro World will mail the heat press to the winner so that they can start crafting! In order to win the heat press you must be 18 years or older and live within the United States. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by facebook, instagram or twitter.
Until Next Time –
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