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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Setting up text for iron on vinyl

Here's a short set of instructions for setting up text when you are using iron on vinyl. Iron on vinyl is cut on the wrong side. The shiniest side of the vinyl goes down on your mat. Because you cut it upside down, you have to flip and reverse your text. Here is a screen print in DS of how you have to set up your text. First you have to type it backwards. If you want the word LOVE, you have to type E_V_O_L, and you have to click on the "flip shapes" button - you have to do both. So, the word should appear backwards to you AND all of the letters should appear backwards. The top word is how the word is typed and the bottom is what it looks like after you click "flip shapes". (This is the same procedure in SCAL - you find the flip shapes button in the "Properties" box)The bottom word is ready to cut. Also, don't forget to flip any shapes or designs too.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bird on branch SVG to share

Some folks wanted this svg from the pillowcase, here it is. You can resize it in SCAL to the size you need.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pillow cases- sweet dreams!

I decided to give vinyled pillowcases a shot. I have the heat transfer vinyl and just created designs. These are for some neighbors who are moving away. I have some other ideas in mind too. Of course I will HAVE to do a monogrammed pillow case. These would be really cute for party favors for a sleepover, or for kids going to college with the college logo on them. Cllick on the picture for a better view...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Wearable Art (T-shirts)

I've just started using my heat transfer (iron-on) vinyl. LOOOOOOOVE IT!!! I get my vinyl at H&H sign supply. I've used several of their brands of heat transfer vinyl and they are all good. On both t-shirts I used SCAL to make the design. I created the shadow in SCAL as well. I double layered the vinyl ironing on one color at a time. The top color doesn't need as much time as the bottom color. I'm very happy with them. I also found some great embellishments and just glued them on with fabric glue (My all time favorite is Alene's Fabric Fusion). Click picture for a better view.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

A great way to store vinyl - and it's FREE

I decided to craft my own vinyl storage. I get my vinyl at H&H Sign Supply in the 5 yard rolls, so I took all of the vinyl off of the tubes it comes on. I hot glued the tubes together and then rerolled the vinyl and placed it inside the tube instead of outside. Plus it keep it dust free. I like this because it is expandable. If I get more vinyl (and I will) I can just add more tubes to my storage system. I also store my transfer tape rolls right on top.