Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31 Daily Post

Wow, the time sure does go by quickly.  This daily project really snuck up on me.  I've decided to try something new this summer and today's daily project is the first of many.  I am using my cricut to paint different designs onto t-shirts.  I thought this would be way more difficult than it is.  I bought all my t-shirts at Wal-Mart (in case I destroyed them I didn't want to pay a bunch). 
After deciding on a design place freezer paper (again bought at Wal-Mart) on the cutting mat with the shiny side down.  Load into the Cricut the way you normally would and cut your design.  You want the negative image for this project as well as all the time pieces.  (You are covering the areas you do not want painted).
Place the freezer paper (again shiny side down) on your t-shirt and iron the freezer paper in place.  (you want to use a hot iron with no steam)  When you are finished the freezer paper will peel off, usually pretty easily. 

For this t-shirt I painted the teapot first (3.47" from Once Upon a Princess) once that dried, peel the freezer paper off and iron the negative image of the "B" over the teapot (2.18" from Doodletype cartridge).  If you are wanting to decorate a much bigger shirt it is possible to do a full name.  This shirt is for one of my special angels who is only 18 months so this shirt is pretty tiny.

As far as first attempts go, I'm very happy with the results.  Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you find inspiration to try something new this week!!

Geranimals shirt
Tulip fabric paint
sponge brushes
Once Upon a Princess


  1. I love it!!! You did an awesome job for your first time!!! I've wanted to try, but have been a little uneasy about it. :)

  2. I want to try this. Sorry. Do you paint the freezer paper on one side and then transfer it to the shirt with the iron?

    1. You iron the freezer paper (negative image)onto your t-shirt then paint the shirt/freezer paper.

    2. You iron the freezer paper (negative image)onto your t-shirt then paint the shirt/freezer paper.

  3. What a cute shirt. I have actually never used my Cricut to make one and I have had my Cricut 2 years now. I have a friend who has done it often and loves it. Maybe I will try once. Glad to be on the Exploring Cricut team with you.

    Carson's Creations