Friday, October 1, 2010

How I made the Scarecrow Sweatshirt--Because you asked :)

There was a specific reason I didn't give a more detailed explanation of how I made the sweatshirt is because I didn't want anyone to copy the  idea and sell the items,  This is strictly against Mo's Angel policy and why I was even leary of making the sweatshirt in the first place.  She knows she doesn't have to worry about me I don't sell anything, hell, I don't even give my stuff away LOL, it is a common joke in my family.  My granddaughter made a card the other day and her mom asked her who she was giving it to and she said she didn't have anybody in mind she just wanted to make a card....Grandma does.  Kind a hit home!!!  LMBO

That being said here is what I did.  I printed the scarecrow on cs and colored it in, next time I will color twice as dark as I wanted the finished project as it prints out lighter on the transfer paper.  When I was happy with the image I scanned it on my  all in one printer and into Photoshop.  I made the image a mirror image as I wanted it to print the same way I had printed it.  I printed the image onto Ink Jet T-Shirt Transfer paper.

I trimmed the entire image about 1/8 inch all the way around before I ironed it on.  You can color directly onto the transfer paper but you can't shade like I want as it soaks into the paper too much and you end up with a mess.....don't ask me how I know :)

Now for the sentiment, I have an embroidery sewing machine so I kind of cheat on that part LOL.  You can write the sentiment on or you can print it( mirror image of course) and iron it on as well.

If you have any other questions, let me know I would be happy to answer them.



Flip-Flop Creations said...

Thanks Cathy! :)

Linda C said...

Thanks Cathy, good directions.