I have a fun project today!! We are going to do sublimation and rhinestones with a Patriotic Star. We will do a faux sublimation tie dye effect and then add our saying and then lastly add a fun rhinestone Patriotic Star. Don’t do sublimation?? That is ok. I have the file setup so you can do the image with vinyl as well!!! In the free files this week is the sublimation png to do the faux tie dye, the rhinestone template for you and then the SVG\cut file option. So do you and select what you need!!! The star would be super fun in glitter or holographic too!!! One import note! If you are going to do the rhinestones do not resize the image. If you do it will throw the rhinestone templates off. So with this fun red white and blue design you will be all set for 4th of July!!
Red White and Blue – Patriotic Star Ideas….
Supply List to create our Sublimation and Rhinestone Patriotic Star
- Cutting Machine and software
- Patriotic Star Subway Tile (number 37) (click on the link)
- Magic Flock from Rhinestone World
- Rhinestone Hot-Fix Transfer Tape from Rhinestone World
- Hot Fix Rhinestones from Rhinestone World – I used ss10
- Rhinestone brush – you can get from Rhinestone World, however, its a paint pad brush
- Heat press or Easy Press
- Sublimation Shirt
- Sublimation printer, ink and paper
Video Tutorial – Patriotic Star
Here are the steps to our Sublimation and Rhinestone Shirt
Step 1 – Now load your free file into your cutting software and cut out rhinestone templates from the magic flock. Remember not to re-size if you are doing rhinestones because it will affect the template. Make sure your cut settings are appropriate for your cutting machine.
Step 2 – Print our your designs on your sublimation printer. I have included the faux tie dye print as well for you. I have it set for 13×19, however, you your printer does not print that size you can size accordingly.
Step 3 – Lets do rhinestones!!! Take your magic flock material and stick it to your surface or mat. I choose mat so that I could scoop up the stones easier after I was done. Poor your stones on the flock and use the brush to move them around to fill the holes. Confirm all holes are filled and that they are going the correct direction. Then take your transfer tape and lay it over the rhinestones and press firmly to make sure all stones adhere. Carefully pull the transfers and stones from the template and put the white back on it. Return your flock template to the backing sheet. Repeat for the white stripe and red stripe. However, for the red stripe, I used the same transfer material that the white was attached to. I used parchment paper to line everything up and then adhered the red stones to the same tape.
Step 4 – Heat your press up to the sublimation temps. I use 400 for mine. Lay your faux tie dye image down on the surface. Then scrunch your shirt up on top of it. Next Lay the other piece on top. (Check video for placement). Then press. Once that is done flip over and do the back side
Step 5 – Once the tie dye is one apply your words. I should done the black words so it jumped out better. Make sure to use a cover sheet and i put a pressing pillow between. You can use butcher paper. Press again
Step 6 – Cool your press down to 325. Once it has cooled down to that temp apply your stripes to your shirt. Line everything up and use the blue to confirm all will line up. I did the stripes for about 8 seconds. Then pull the transfer sheet. Next, do the blue portion. This time I did the full 15 seconds. IMPORTANT note!!! Once you’re done with your rhinestones separate the front and back. The stones will try and glue through to all layers!!!
You now have an amazing shirt to wear!!!!
How to get your FREE Patriotic Star Files
To get your FREE file please go to my Freebie Library, sign in (don’t worry if you are not a member yet, sign up and the password will be emailed to you!!! Also, remember I include it in the bottom of the weekly email too! 😉 ) and download Number 37 – Patriotic Star Subway Tile The downloaded file will have multiple file options SVG, PNG, DXF (If you have the free version of Silhouette Studio you will need this file) and EPS.
I hope you enjoy the FREE files. Thank you again for stopping by and being part of my dream and 12 Paw Designs! Have an absolutely amazing day!!!
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