Sooo… I signed up for an organization blog post with Expressions Vinyl. While I sit scratching my head on what genius idea I should share (I may possibly be the most unorganized person ever) I realized that my best defense in staying organized at work is having something that can cart my junk from point A to point B, this lady needs about 1000 tote bags… cute ones. Otherwise, I end up leaving hoards of stuff on my desk leaving me nowhere to actually work. Today I thought I’d share how to use Deco Foil with Heat Transfer Vinyl to make an irresistibly cute tote bag.
For this project you will need:
- Create and cut your design using your electronic cutter. Tip: Insert the adhesive heat transfer material into the machine with the hard plastic sheet facing the ground.
- Weed the design. If you are having a hard time seeing the design, it helps to hold it against a window or a light table to help see the lines.
- Iron the design onto your fabric for approx 25 seconds. I tried this technique using a few different fabrics. Smooth works best, a heavy weaved fabric does not work well.
- Peel back heat resistant plastic layer. Immediately apply the foil, with the dull side facing the design.
- Using a scraper, rub all over the design (like you’re scratching a lotto ticket).
- Peel back the foil layer to reveal your design.
So easy, right?!!
I really love the shimmer you get from the foil, it isn’t like anything else. I especially love the rose gold with the bo-ho vibe of these bags.
The foil is so thin, it feels like it has been silk screened on… but SO much easier and less time consuming.
I found a smaller design worked better at getting filled completely in. But the best part is, you can keep moving around the foil sheet to a fresh part to fill in more of the design.
What do you think, will you give Deco Foil a try with Expressions Vinyl Heat Transfer Adhesive? It makes a really fun project!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Expressions Vinyl, all ideas and opinions are 100% my own.Tags: crafts, diy, expressions vinyl, tutorial