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Archive for November, 2015

Mishaps in sandpaper transfers

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Alright so I saw this thing on Pinterest about using sandpaper as a fabric transfer with regular crayons.
Step 1: gather supplies

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Sandpaper
Crayons
Spare t-shirt
Iron
Cute helpers

Step two: have cute helpers color on the sandpaper

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Step three: iron to t-shirt

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It seemed super easy and I had all the stuff.

I got help from two adorable little ones. They had fun decorating the sand paper.

After they were pleased with their pictures I took the sandpaper and the plain shirts. With the iron all ready I was feeling pretty good about this experiment.

So with a enthralled audience I tried out Sweet Peas picture first.

The sand paper proved to be sticky on the back when I put the iron on it. That was remedied with a tea towel from my dish towel drawer.

I ironed it for a short time and lifted the sand paper to show off our handy work.

I had forgotten to write the name backwards  so it would transfer the right direction. Whoops!

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Oh well! The transfer did work for the most part and while Sweet Pea may not have a fancy shirt she now has a great craft shirt. (She even wore it to help carve pumpkins in later. )

So next time no words (or at least remember to write backwards) and maybe a white shirt so the colors show up even better.  So not a complete fail. We might even try it again. 🙂

Alright so I found the original pin here:
http://alphamom.com/family-fun/crafts/sandpaper-printed-t-shirt/

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