Finally, I’ve got something to contribute to the Iron Craft!
I’ve been following each weekly challenge, and I even made one, but since I couldn’t get it posted by the Wednesday post date, I didn’t contribute it. This week, I still missed the Wednesday deadline, but I decided to post it anyway since I liked my completed project. Hopefully it will get placed in the roundup at Iron Craft.
I wanted to show you this craft anyway, since it’s a great one to do with kids. It’s so easy, and you end up with a really funky, cool product.
Essentially, you take a piece of sandpaper– coarser is usually better– and you draw on it with crayons. Then you iron it onto a t-shirt. What you end up with is a pebbly, textured image. It looks fantastic with kids’ drawings.
The theme for this week’s Iron Craft challenge was “Hometown.” So I decided to make a t-shirt from my old hometown high school, Ridgewood High. We were the Maroons… isn’t that a random mascot? Colors were maroon and white.
I bought a nice cotton tee in light gray from Gap, and I used a varsity-lettering-looking font to print out a big R. I used the R as a template to draw on the sandpaper, and then I ironed it onto the tee. After that, I used my Silhouette and the new iron-on vinyl I ordered and cut out the word “Maroons” in white typeface. I ironed that on the t-shirt below the R, and here’s what I got:
I thought it was totally cute.
Here’s a close up so you can see the pebbling:
And I hope you will enjoy the stop motion video of me making the crayon design.
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