Today would have been Michael’s 54th birthday…
I constantly need to remind myself that I should be thankful for his life (and I am), and not mourn his passing.. but I still miss him and the world just isn’t as good, as it was with him in it. It just isn’t.
So here are a few T-shirts I made a couple of days ago to celebrate MJ and to celebrate the end of Winter!!! Hooorah!
It’s such a simple technique that anyone could do it. All you need is a Tee (I got mine from Supre- much better quality than Cotton On and cheaper, not to mention the funkier colours, than Target)
some lacquer thinner and a photocopy of the picture you want to transfer.
It has to be from a photocopier not an ink jet print and make sure it’s dark. Light pictures won’t work.
Place your photocopied picture face down on your fabric, tape down to the fabric and table using masking tape so it doesn’t move. Use a cotton bud to rub lacquer thinner over the back of the paper until it’s translucent and you can see the picture (do a small section at a time). Then grab a metal spoon and using the edge of the spoon, rub as hard as you can making sure not to miss any sections. Lift up a little section of the paper at a time to see if it’s transferred. If not, keep rubbing!! ***WARNING*** Do this in a well ventilated area or outside! Lacquer thinner is toxic – I did this wearing a fume mask and I was outside too. Still got a headache!
Voila! No yucky iron on transfers that ruin t-shirts with that plasticy film! Apparently this method allows you to wash your garments normally too! How brilliant.
Happy Birthday Michael! xxx