Friday, January 10, 2014
DIY Beyonce "SURFBOARD" Sweatshirt
Hi Vixens! A lot of you asked me questions about how I created the sweatshirt posted to my INSTAGRAM page. I'm going to try to make this as detailed as possible without confusing you. *fingers crossed*
What you'll need:
The image you'd like to iron on
Transfer Paper (For Dark if using a dark colored fabric; For Light if using light colored fabric)
Iron (Make sure ALL WATER IS REMOVED FROM IRON)
Shirt (or whatever you'd like to apply your image to)
PREPARING YOUR IMAGE
Okay...This is how I created my shirt.
First, I tried looking for a font similar to Bey's. I got tired of looking, so I just screenshot the photo on Beyonce's store site HERE. I saved it, opened it with 'PAINT' , Clicked 'SELECT' and selected only the word, right-clicked to copy, and pasted into a 'NEW' paint page. There, I resized it at 500%.
The transfer paper I used is by NextStyle. You can find it at Walmart in the craft section or online HERE.
Load the paper into the printer with the line facing up. Or load it so that your image prints on the UNLINED side of the paper.
Next, go to your image on the computer, open it, scroll over PRINT and select PAGE SET UP.
Choose "LANDSCAPE", set all margins to 0 (top, bottom, left, right). Mine didn't actually stay at 0 once I entered it in...I just left it that way. Click 'OK'. THEN PRINT.
PLUG UP YOUR IRON NOW!
Let ink dry for a minute or so, cut out letters, peel the backing off, place a pillowcase or sheet underneath your shirt, place image/letters onto shirt, MAKE SURE IT LOOKS EXACTLY HOW YOU WANT YOUR FINISHED PRODUCT TO LOOK. Next, grab the vellum/wax paper and place over the image and press down on with the iron. Be sure to concentrate on the edges of the letters/image. Let the shirt cool off and FINITO!!!
If you'd like to create your OWN WORD or PHRASE with a "BEYONCE-ESQUE" font, you can find the font I used for the shirt below ------>HERE. It's called SF MOVIE POSTER CONDENSED. Just open a blank document in "PAINT" , select the SF MOVIE POSTER CONDENSED FONT and type whatever word/phrase you'd like.
You can also reference this video I did of a shirt my daughter wanted.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE SWEET COMMENTS AND MESSAGES! I APPRECIATE YOU ALL!
LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!!
HAVE FUN, and ENJOY YOUR CREATION!!