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Mistakes May Happen
So it's summertime, and I really have nothing to do. So I decided to try making a shirt just because. I purchased this iron-on transfer solution because it seemed more expensive than the other one available and so I figured it would probably work better.
I read the directions and re-read the directions. I looked on the Internet for the perfect picture, and I used the template designer to turn it into a printable template. Only... One problem.
You see, I'm practically an adult male (17!) who wears shirts size XL. An 8.5"x11" space is rather tiny to be printing designs on. So, I decided to do something stupid that has probably drastically effected the quality of my result: I doubled the size of the picture and printed it out on four separate pages.
I then began to iron. I noticed it was taking foreeever, and even after quite a while of ironing, the page kept a lot of the ink. It gives it that nice "worn a bajillion times" look, yet that's not what I was looking for in this shirt. And then, after I was halfway through the second page, it hit me: The iron was set too low.
My iron has seven settings. Four have a red "STEAM" option on them so I figured they were out of the question. I chose the highest option without that steam label at the start, and I guess that was a bad idea. When I cranked it up to 6 (the cotton setting), suddenly it was getting done a lot quicker and a lot nicer. Although, now my shirt looks rather interesting: the bottom two pages look almost professional quality, yet the top two look like they've been there, done that.
It might not have turned out perfectly this time. But next time, I think it's going to look a lot better.
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