- My husband and daughter
- Our health
- Both Jim and I having stable full time jobs.
- Being able to have what we need to live.
- Our extended families
- Our furry family!
- Our friends
- Being able to provide my family with home cooked meals. I love to cook.
- Being able to stay warm in our house even though my husband is the thermostat nazi!
- My Cricut!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The first thing you need to do is find the image or name you want to cut and then cut that out with your Cricut using freezer paper. Cut it with the Shiny side on the sticky part of the mat. I used an image that someone so graciously sent me called "Volleyball".
Next, you will want to weed your phrase or image. Then iron the shiny side down on your item. What I do is press down and then pick up my iron and move it to the next spot until it is sticking to my fabric. Then I just run it lightly over the entire phrase or image for about 10 seconds.
This is my image without the insides… The parts of the letters that need extra pieces, the O, B and A.
Make sure that everything is how you want it and iron it down!
I applied a coat of white fabric paint because I wanted my glitter paint to have a bit of white tint to it. Here is my first coat of paint, in real life you can still see the image under the paint. Since my "V" was so close to the bottom of the freezer paper, I used a bit of blue painters tape so that my paint wouldn't seep into my blanket.
Also, to make the paint dry faster ( mostly because I am super impatient) I used my blow dryer to dry it in between coats.
I put on one coat of shiny white Tulip paint and then 2 coats of Glitter white Tulip paint and dried with the hair dryer in between each coat. I recommend you let it dry several hours after your last coat and overnight if you can. However, since I am really impatient, I weeded the design after I blew it dry for about 15 minutes.
In hindsight, I wish I would have put another coat of just plain white on it and then followed it with the glitter paint. But, since this is a prototype of what we are doing for some gifts for my daughters friends, it will be just fine.
I hope this helps anyone who might be having a problem visualizing how to do this.