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iron on transfer
I learned this from a friend in Colorado. This is how to make an iron on transfer for embrodery or fabric paint or even the wall.

Note: For transfer to a wall iron on to the wall directly (test on a small area first to make sure your paint won't get ruined by the hot iron)

Posted by Country Mouse from Valentine, Nebraska, United States • Published See Country Mouse's 22 projects »
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  • How to use a printing techniques. Iron On Transfer  - Step 1
    Step 1

    1. picture of something you like - I picked a picture from a pokemon coloring book of my son's.
    2. iron on transfer pencil - I used Aunt Martha's brand from a set I bought my boyfriend for woodworking (the pencils are available at http://www.claytonsdm.com/moreaunt.htm for $3.00 for a set of 2 or just type Aunt Martha's transfer pencil in a search engine and there are many sources that sell them)
    3. A piece of paper you can see through - I used a piece of computer paper but have used notebook paper before

  • How to use a printing techniques. Iron On Transfer  - Step 2
    Step 2

    If the picture is faint make it darker with a regular ball point pen.

  • How to use a printing techniques. Iron On Transfer  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put the paper over the picture and trace with the transfer pencil. Use dark lines.

  • How to use a printing techniques. Iron On Transfer  - Step 4
    Step 4

    This is how it looks when finished tracing.

  • How to use a printing techniques. Iron On Transfer  - Step 5
    Step 5

    I use cotton fabric because you need a hot iron to transfer to the fabric. Iron out the wrinkles and decide where you want the transfer. Set iron to hottest setting.

  • How to use a printing techniques. Iron On Transfer  - Step 6
    Step 6

    When the iron is hot turn the paper with the traced picure on the fabric and press the iron hard on top of the paper and hold for at least 30 seconds than move a bit and press down again. If you have a large picture do this on each part to transfer all the parts. You could pin the paper to keep it from shifting as you iron.

  • How to use a printing techniques. Iron On Transfer  - Step 7
    Step 7

    If parts of the transfer are faint just go over them with the transfer pencil so it is dark enough to embroider or paint. The transfer pencil will wash out when you are through with the embroidery or painting.

  • How to use a printing techniques. Iron On Transfer  - Step 8
    Step 8

    This is the picture with the lines darkened and ready to go. I like to do this with denim or other fabric that is too dark to trace through.

    Note: As you can see in the pictures the transfer will face in the opposite direction of the original picture so if there is writing trace in regular pencil or pen and then turn the paper over and trace with the transfer pencil to make sure the transfer will face the direction you want.

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The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · 5 projects
One of my favorite pokemon is Ninetails!! That is super awesome because I always love to stitch pictures and I love pokemon too. <3
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Country Mouse
Country Mouse · Valentine, Nebraska, US · 22 projects
Hi Naruto Uzumaki!!
No that is Ninetails the evolved form of Vulpix. The coloring book uses graphics from the American TV series so looks different from the manga or video game characters of the original Japanese. I didn't know that there was a similar Naruto character!! Thank you for the information, I will have to check out Naruto for more cute animals.
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naruto uzumaki
naruto uzumaki · 5 projects
u got that pic from a pokemon boo but thats a naruto pic !!! the 9 taild fox
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