Friday, 21 December 2012

Adding an Image to a T-shirt Using FlexMarkers

I thought I would try adding my own image to a T-Shirt using a heat transfer paper a Digital Image (this one is by Mo’s Digital Pencil) and Flexmarkers to colour.
I started by printing out the image I wanted to add to my shirt onto a transfer sheet remembering to mirror the image in my print settings to ensure wording would be correct once ironed on the shirt. I then cut around the image.
 
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I placed a thick piece of card under the shirt then added the transfer paper image face down onto the shirt.
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My transfer paper has an iron in a green circle printed on the reverse, I placed a sheet of brown paper onto of this and ironed it until the green on the transfer paper had turned brown.
 
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I then carefully peeled off the backing paper and the image was left on my shirt.
 
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So Flexmarkers to the ready i began to colour the image that was fused to the shirt.
 
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Gradually laying colours and going back over when needed to deepen the shades, I didn’t want to over saturate the cloth I was wary of the marker bleeding, this way it didn’t bleed past the lines at all.
 
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Once I'd finished colouring I covered the image again with brown paper and again ironed the image to heat set the colour.
All that is left to do is wear it. Poor lighting on my next picture because it is very difficult holding a camera whilst trying to take your own picture.
 
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21 comments:

Tammy said...

Amazing! I'll be it's super cute in person!

JaniceinLincs said...

That's brilliant !...great idea for kids tshirts too x

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering how it would work to color on the transfer and iron it on along with the outline. Won't you try it and let us know???

Jak Heath said...

Anonymous I tried tat first but the tacky on the transfer paper came off the back as colouring.

terrie said...

Awesome....

Millie said...

So adorable,great technique, thanks for the snazzy tip Jak.

Cynthia said...

Really fun project, Jak! I think I have shirt transfer paper somewhere.... Hmmmm.

heidy said...

This is fabolous Jak!!
XXX Heidy

Maryann said...

This is sooo awesome Jak, and it could be a perfect way to personalize a gift to someone too. And finally it looks amazing too. I´m pretty sure, I would have thought it would bleed out from the image, when coloring on the fabric, so I admit, I´m surprised it didn´t, but it really looks great.

Laurian said...

Wow, udderly gorgeous! I really must try and get some Flexmarkers!

x
Laurian

Dawn Lancaster said...

Udderly fantastic! We used pre-coloured images to do T-shirts, never thought about colouring them ourselves!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Kathyk said...

YAY! Splendid project - love your image and colouring. As others have said - this technique could be used for some pretty awesome personalised gifts this holiday season

Seasons Greetings

Kathyk

Diana said...

I have never thought of doing this Jak. Just one question, are the garments wash proof after colouring?

My'scardcorner said...

Lookd brilliant Jak didnt reliase you could colour the image one on the t shirt.Clever...
Myrax

Jak Heath said...

Diana they are wash proof as long as you heat set them with an iron.

AnneRD said...

Brilliant idea, and a lovely image too. Anne

Colinda said...

Love it!!! Gotta remember this and try it myself! Thanks for the idea and enjoy your weekend, Colinda

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Jak! I am loving the image and it looks fabulous on your T-Shirt. Thank you for sharing.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Paper Junkie said...

I can think of so may people I could give this t shirt to. Thanks for sharing it and all the instructions too. I have some transfer paper but not used it yet - but I am going to give this a try. X

Sandra H said...

Wow.......this is amazing xx

Mad Mary said...

That's fantastic Jak, what a great idea !!

Mary xx