Post # 1
As of now I’m hoping to use iron on tranfers to customize my Out of Town bags. I’m probably going to order a plain canvas bag in the natural color (off white). The only thing that I’m concerned about is the shine that appears when you use iron ons. Is there a way around this? Any suggestions or ideas for ways to get my image on the bag another way?
I’ve seen the Out of Town posts from the blogs but I have too many colors in my image to paint on the bags and don’t want to buy any machines for this purpose. Thoughts?
Post # 3
What about making a freezer paper stencil? Here’s a link to some tutorials and other ideas: http://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=94
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
you could wash the bags after you transfer it? it might fade the transfer a bit, but it’ll be less shiny. and cut as close to the image as possible when you print it so it doesn’t look like you just stick a big square sticker on the bag. I haven’t bought an iron on in a while so unfortunately I can’t recommend a brand.
Post # 5
if you use a white transfer (the ones you get for black shirts, they are my favorite http://www.decalpaper.com/product-p/jo-8100.htm) and make a simple shape to cut out (like a circle or square or even something more elaborate that you don’t mind cutting out while watching tv or something) then it will have bright crisp colors and no shiny border…the clear transfers (made for white shirts) aren’t my favorite because they always look a little off to me…
another option is to get them silk-screened at a local tshirt shop…i did shirts a few years ago and for the number i was going to make it was actually going to cost LESS! to get them done than to do them myself!
Post # 6
I personally have never had much luck with any sort of iron on transfers… have you considered having it made into a stamp?
I always paint those little canvas bags and I have done alot of craft aprons for my whole family like this one time and everyone loved them and 3 years later mine and my daughters have held up very well.