Sunday, 1 March 2015

Silhouette Challenges #23 'Use Iron On Transfer' Challenge

Good Morning!

It's time for another challenge over at Silhouette Challenges.
This month is  (Use Silhouette Iron on Transfer).

Boy was this a challenge for me, my transfer material was defective and it was causing me so much trouble. I have worked with the normal type of heat transfer before and never had a problem but this stuff was a real headache UNTIL I got a new piece!

I purchased a pack of the printable heat transfer from an online store and was having so many issue's with it not releasing from the backing after ironing. I wasted 4 sheets of it trying as well as 2 bags and 2 pillowcases as they had a part transferred image on them and once it is stuck you cannot get it off. I eventually contacted the seller and asked if anyone else had returned any to which they said no but they would open a pack and try it themselves. There answer was 'yes it is defective and Silhouette America advise this is due to ourselves having it stored above a radiator and in full sun light, hence it had all fused together. 

Ok so all they could do was to refund me and send me a quarter of a sheet that they knew was all right for me to work with. So not much I could do with that as no room for registration marks. I decided my best option was to edit a photo in Silhouette software and use the old way of cutting out by cutting it once on a plain piece of paper and then slotting my heat transfer into that space to cut around it.

Here is the final outcome. It is one of those bags for life which I have several of, thankfully! It actually turned out really nice but would of been even nicer if I could have done what I originally had wanted to. 

Here is a close up of the actual ironed on transfer, considering this was just a random photo from my daughter's facebook page of her and my granddaughter it looks really good.

You can it picks up the grain of the bag to create this almost canvas look and if you look closely at the top right corner you will see where it didn't come out to well and had a little extra stick to it.

Now onto the Challenge Info. 

Ch# 23 "Use Silhouette Iron on Transfer"
Begins: March 1
Ends: March 31

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