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Merrill's T-Shirt Art Tutorial (Avery T-Shirt Iron on Transfers)

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Uploaded on Jun 9, 2010

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Ah paintings, there is nothing like staring at a painting all day and night.....its quite riveting .....Dont you think?

Riveting? Well, yes and no. While I appreciate painting and enjoy visiting museums. Every artist making work today has to acknowledge that art has changed with the times, and perhaps a canvas is not the best place to display your artwork. Think about it. 2D works painted on canvas are competing for wall space with flat screen televisions. Even if you dont have it, imagine yourself with ADHD.....what would you choose?.....exactly my point.

This tutorial is going to give you an alternative to the gallery wall. A T-Shirt. If you want publicity for your art, dont stick it in a local library exhibition, wear it proudly on your chest.

Here is what you will need: 1.) Scanner 2.) Ink Jet Printer 3.) Iron 4.) Fabric Transfer paper. What is Fabric Transfer Paper you ask? All it is, is a special type of paper that gets ironed on to a shirt, after a design is printed on it, from an inkjet printer. (I use Avery Dark Fabric Transfers for the shirts I make).

1.) The first thing that you will need to do is to scan or photograph your favorite artwork and save it as a JPEG file on your computer.
2.) After that, open up the scanned file in any photo editing program and crop your image. Please note that if you use Avery dark transfer paper, you will not need to flip the image. If you use another brand, be sure to read the directions carefully, because most brands of transfer paper require you to flip the image during this step.
3.) Next, place the paper white side down in the printer and press print. You should get close to a perfect copy of your original artwork
4.) After you print, grab a scissor, its time to trim your image. Cutting is an art form so be sure to be neat when you cut. If you use the dark fabric transfers, any area that you do not cut out will be white. Usually I leave an eighth of an inch border around my artwork, but I did not for this image. Cutting is usually the longest and most annoying step of the process, but be sure not to rush yourself.
5.) After you cut, peel the paper off of the back of the image like you are seeing me do here. The image part is flexible and very difficult to rip so dont worry about that. It helped me to fold a corner before I peeled.
6.) For the final step, use the collar tag to center your image on the front or the back of a shirt. Make sure that neither the fabric of the shirt or the image is wrinkled. Avery supplies you with special heat resistant paper to place over the image and the t-shirt while ironing. After the iron is heated to a high setting, and the special paper is placed, press down firmly with the iron as you are seeing me do here.

Now lift up the paper and viola! you can now mass produce and wear your drawing. For information on where to buy the paper that I used in this video, hit the link in the video description. Thanks for watching!

Note, Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night was shown at the beginning of the video. This artwork has entered the public domain. The musical track at the beginning was supplied by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech,com. It is called "Ghost Dance" Thank you Kevin!!! creating photocopy art transfers on fabric, using fabric transfer t-shirt, best iron on paper for dark shirts, how can print a photo on t shirt by transfer paper, flip a picture backwards for iron ons, avery transfer printing
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