Here is one more project that my daughter and I created on "Girls Day". We picked up some flocked iron-on transfer (SEI brand) at the craft store along with a plain white t-shirt. She wanted a fairy princess shirt for camping this summer, so we selected an image from the Silhouette online store. Her name was also a download from Silhouette.
The fairy is suppose to be holding a wand with a star at the end, but the wand did not survive the cutting process. I'm always happy to share my crafting successes with you, and sometimes my failures. While this project was not a complete failure, it wasn't as simple as I thought it would be.
I had to do quite a few test cuts on my Cameo before I got the settings right. I ended up doing Blade 5, Double Cut, Speed 5. Thickness 33 with a cutting mat. You'll definitely want to use a newer mat. I tried to do a second cut on my remaining sheet and it was sliding all over the place even thought the mat was still pretty sticky.
I had to do a bit of hand trimming to get the little pieces in the corners and I lost the wand and a small piece of the fairy's foot. Otherwise, I didn't have too much trouble with the cut itself.
Following the manufacturer's instructions, I heated the transfer with my iron for 20 seconds and allowed it to cool for 1 minute before trying to remove the backing. THAT DID NOT WORK. Each time I would try to remove the backing, it would tear. I finally figured out that I needed to try to remove the backing while the transfer was very hot. That was the only way I could get it to release and it took quite a bit of time for a small project.
I'm working on some Silhouette tutorials this week. Is there anything you would like to see? Leave me a comment and let me know.
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