Abstract design on Iron-on TSHIRT

Are you fond of watching anime or cartoons? If yes, do you know that cartoons are considered as one of form of abstract art? Have you seen a t shirt with Manilyn Monroes’ face on a shirt? That too is an abstract. And guess what? You can make contemporary art and abstract paintings on t shirt! Want to have a precise rendition of Edvard Munch’s Scream or Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa on shirt? Yes! You can do it by making use of iron transfers. It’s just easy and very fun thing to do!

To make a T-shirt print using an iron transfer, you will need:

  • Iron on transfer paper – they are available in office supplies or craft stores at around $10 for about 10 sheets
  • Photo shop or other image editors – you need to reverse the picture before you apply it
  • Printer – to print your design on your transfer paper
  • T-shirt or other mediums where you want to place your design
  • Iron – to transfer the design

First thing that you have to do is to select a design that you want to transfer on your t-shirt.

When you have selected your design, process it through an image editor so that the picture will be reversed. This way, you will have the correct position of the picture when you transfer it on your shirt.

After you have reversed the picture, it is now time to print it on the transfer paper using your computer’s printer. Let the ink dry for about 15 minutes. You may also crop out the picture if you have to.

Then, bring out your T-shirt and lay it flat on a surface. You may also want to put a pillowcase or blanket underneath it so that you will have a smooth flow when ironing down the design.  Decide where you want to put the design. Then, place design on the T-shirt face down (this is the reason why we have to reverse the picture).

Finally, with a heated iron set to high settings, iron the image for several minutes. Make sure to apply equal pressure so that the colors on your design will be uniformed.

After the paper cools, just peel it off to reveal your design. Just that easy!

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