Those of you who read here on a regular basis may have notices that a few weeks ago I created a digital layout using the designs created by LittleBees Graphics.
Kimberly Phillips, the owner and creative mind behind Little Bees Graphics, asked me to create a custom shirt for her using the Little Bees Logo. While, I have been making custom shirts for a long time, I generally use very simple designs that I create myself. This project allowed me to stretch my wings a bit and branch out from my normal. I hope she likes it.
Because this involved many colors and trying to align the HTV properly on the shirt, I spent a fair amount of time trying to figure out just how to do that. I thought I would share what worked for me incase any of you have has the same challenge.
I began with the entire image in one layer (mat) in SCAL. I welded the image and cut it out of cardstock. I then used the image negative as a bit of a template for possitioning the individual cuts on the shirt. To ensure propper placement and consistancy I taped the template to the shirt with blue painters tape.
Placing the template
Aligning the first few pieces
Ready to heat press
The Adding the final colors