Hi there! Are you starting to think about your Halloween decor yet? I’m here to help with a fun Dollar Tree and Sublimation craft. I’m sharing how to sublimate Glow in the Dark HTV to make Art, so let’s get started!
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How to Sublimate Glow in the Dark HTV Art
If you’ve been following me on social media, you’ve seen my videos where I share how you can sublimate on different Heat Transfer Vinyl on Cotton or other non polyester materials. Similar to the Mario Drawstring Bag I shared earlier this year. For this project we are going to use a similar technique and make spooky Halloween art! Let’s go over what you will need fpr this project:
Heat Press (I use my Cricut Autopress)
Your favorite Paint
Hot Glue Gun
I’ve created a quick video showing you the process, check it out below…
Let’s go over the steps…
Select your favorite graphic and print it from your sublimation printer on sublimation paper. Don’t forget to mirror!
Grab the Dollar Tree Canvas, and using a craft knife cut off the canvas from the wood frame. Remove the staples and trim down the rough edges. Your canvas only needs to be large enough to fit behind the frame.
Spray paint or hand paint the wood frame. Let dry.
Set your heat press to 305 degrees and the timer for 10 seconds. Cut a piece of the HTV to fit over the canvas. Lay butcher paper down on your press, then the canvas. Place the HTV on top with the shiny side up. Cover with butcher paper and press. Remove carrier sheet when cool to the touch.
Place the sublimation print faced down on top of the htv/canvas. Secure it with heat resistant tape, cover with butcher paper and press at 395 degrees for 30 seconds. Remove the paper to reveal the design.
Turn the frame over and hot glue the canvas faced down to the frame.
Put your art in the sun for a bit or charge it with a UV light to see the Glow in the Dark effect in action!
What did you think? Will you be making something like this for Halloween? It’s not limited to spooky season, you can make them all year long with seasonal images!
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