HTV – a multisurface product?
I’m so glad to be on holiday and finally able spend time in my craft room. I love trying out new products and techniques. And this one is SPECTACULAR! You are going to want to get into your craft room ASAP!
I read about this technique somewhere, but I was skeptical. Have you ever tried heat transfer vinyl like GlitterFlex on non-porous surfaces – not on fabric for which the product is primarily marketed? It works even better, and apparently lasts longer than glitter decal vinyls. Just make sure the surface you are applying it to is safe for high heat!
The design I used was a freebie from New Evolution Designs, as a wallpaper. They have some very cool and unique designs and lots of freebies.
I pixel traced the image in Make-the-Cut, which was extremely easy since the design has such clear definition between the colors and is a high quality (high pixel count) image.
The real magic occurs when you are heat setting it. You might think that it is difficult because of the curve of the bottle, glass, mug or jar – but as I found out, it is easier than it might first appear.
Settings (Maxx Air):
- f = 32
- v = 250
- p = 1
- Open the Free File from Team KNK (below)
- Make a TEST CUT to ensure a good, clean cut
- Make sure the image is reversed
- Cut the file from GlitterFlex Ultra or from GlitterFlex II
- Position the design on the object and use an iron to heat set The iron heats up the glass, which radiates to the GlitterFlex Ultra so you don’t have to hit every angle around the bottle with the iron.
Download your Free File from Team KNK. And Happy New Year to all!