Sunday, October 21, 2012

the DIY: WORDS ON A T-SHIRT WITH INK EFFECTS

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So the friendly folks over at Ink Effects sent us a bunch of colors of their product and we love it! We've already made three different things with this stuff- it's ballin'. We are still perfecting our technique but this is the project we decided to share with you. It's Casey themed.

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You will need a bottle of Ink Effects in the color of your choosing, a shirt (that contains less than 30% cotton and preferably light colored), a paint brush, and a print out of words on a sheet of computer paper. You could say anything, you could put one giant letter, a silhouette, a scene, whatever. you. want.

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Turn your print out over and fill in the letters with the Ink Effects and a paint brush. This part requires patience. If you don't have it, free hand something on a blank sheet of computer paper.

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Let the paper dry for 45 minutes.

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Lay your shirt out on a flat surface for ironing.

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Put the paper on the shirt, ink side down. Center it as best you can and hope for the best.

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Iron on the highest heat setting for at least 30 seconds. Make sure you keep the iron moving. Lift a corner up of the paper to see if the ink has transferred to the shirt. If it hasn't, keep ironing. Be sure to not move the paper in this step.

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When it has reached an acceptable color, pull the paper off and you are done.

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And there you have it. A Casey themed t-shirt. AKA nursing school makes her feel this way. 45 days until she's done- be excited!!

Does Ink Effects blow your mind? It does ours. I constantly want to be making things with this stuff like, fa' real. What would you make with Ink Effects?

7 comments:

  1. AMAZING shirt!
    such a creative diy like always
    xx

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  2. YAYYYY! 45 DAYS! I always like shirts that have cool, unique sayings on them but don't like paying $20+!!! This DIY is awesome. Possible Christmas presents...? YES!

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  3. Ohhh I've been trying to find some cute/chill/fun graphic tees. This maybe the perfect one to get my PERFECT cozy tee :)

    flouncesandhubbub.blogspot.com

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  4. This might be the most stupid question of all time. I'm sensing already that it is. But do you have to print out your words spelled backwards so that it comes out the right way on the shirt?

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  5. ....YUP JUST FIGURED IT OUT. My excuse is that it is still morning.

    LOVE THIS.

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