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Getting ready for New Moon… custom Twilight tees.

I can’t believe it’s almost here!! I cannot wait to see Edward+Bella in New Moon! The tickets have been bought, the party been had and of course we made up some t-shirts to wear to the midnight movie.

Of course, there had to be a lot of trial and error in the process. First, I tried printable iron-on transfer paper for dark fabric. Sounds easy enough, right?

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Wrong! This stuff ironed on with a solid white background. Not the effect I was going for. I don’t know how this stuff is supposed to work since the directions state to leave a 1/4 inch border around the image. I decided to try my iron-on transfer paper for light fabrics. I even ironed on a swatch first. The square on the left is for dark and the square on the right is for light. It irons on clear. Perfect…

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After printing the Cullen crest onto the transfer paper(in reverse), I cut it out and was excited to finally put my image on my brand new black shirt!

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Well, guess what. The image didn’t show up on the dark fabric. I hadn’t thought of that. Back to the drawing board.

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My last effort before buying one online was making a freezer stencil. You need your image, freezer paper, cutting mat and an exacto knife.

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This is the best way to trace your image onto the dull side of the freezer paper. You can also print directly on it.

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After carefully cutting it out, iron it onto your shirt with the shiny side down.

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Place a piece of cardboard inside your shirt to keep the paint from soaking thru. Paint a thin layer of fabric paint. Let it dry. Paint a thin layer of fabric glitter. Let it dry. Gently peel off the freezer paper. Admire it with a big smile on your face. 

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And we’re ready to roll!

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4 thoughts on “Getting ready for New Moon… custom Twilight tees.

  1. WOOHOO! I can’t wait. Good job on the tshirts, by the way. Mine is still in pristine condition. Now I’m just trying to figure out what the pair it with… I don’t want Edward to be disappointed! 🙂

  2. Luke and I went to see the movie this weekend while his parents could watch the kids. Did you enjoy it? I’m going to have to re-read the books b/c I can’t remember what happens in 3 vs 4.

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