Do you like the tie dye look but don’t want to fuss with the mess? I’m excited to share how to Tie Dye with Sublimation, mess free. So let’s get started!
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How to Tie Dye with Sublimation Pattern Paper
I’ve shared this technique in the past using Infusible Ink and Sublimation print from your printer. So I wanted to try it also with the new Sublimation Pattern Paper from PYD Life. I’ve been playing with this paper for a couple of months now and I love how easy it is to use! With spooky season underway, this is the perfect method to make a Halloween shirt! Let’s get into what you will need…
What you will need:
I created a video showing you my process, check it out below…
Starting with the bottom of the shirt, fold the shirt in an accordion style. Bunching it up as you go. If you have V-neck like I did in the video, place the sticker paper down as shown in the video. This will prevent the sublimation ink from transferring on that area.
Move the shirt over to the Autopress. Cut a piece of pattern paper large enough that the shirt can fit under.
Tape the pattern paper over the shirt with Heat Resistant Tape. Press at 385 degrees for 45 seconds. Be sure to protect your press mat and heat plate by making a butcher paper sandwich. (put butcher paper on the mat and on top of the project).
Remove the paper when down. Turn the shirt over and repeat the process with a new piece of sublimation paper to the back. Repeat as much as you want to get the right amount of tie dye on the shirt.
This part is optional but takes your shirt to the next level. You can do this with any cutting machine if it can cut thin paper. I prefer using the Sizzix big shot and a Bigz die. I can cut several at a time as shown in the video. Once you have your favorite shape cut, apply it to a place on your shirt with heat resistant tape and press. Repeat and add as much of the shapes as you want to the shirt.
What do you think? Doesn’t that look super easy? I love how it turned out and best of all no mess!
Check out these other projects I made with the sublimation pattern paper:
I hope you like this project and give it a try!
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