Monday, 24 October 2011

Get D.I.Y with it

So you know when you really want something but just can not seem to find it anywhere, well this happend to me this week and so I thought enough is enough and decided to do a D.I.Y version. My D.I.Y was a plain grey vest with an Aztec graphic on the front and here's how I did it...

Step 1: Design your graphic on either Photoshop or Illustrator, I use a Bamboo Pad to help draw easier on the screen. My design was fairly simple, just diamond shapes in the traditional Aztec colour pallet, symmetry was my theme.

Step 2: Print your design off onto transferable paper and follow pack instructions. For this design as it was quite big I had to spend quite a while heating it up and then to get my mat finish I used a piece of plain paper and gently ironed over it and the graphic for about 15 seconds then quickly peeled the paper off while it was still hot.

Step 3: Wash and leave your creation to dry and there you have a D.I.Y Aztec print vest ready to wear.


  1. That seems ridiculously easy, yay! Is transferable paper easy to find? I've never seen it for sale anywhere but maybe I just haven't been looking in the right places.

  2. Looks great! I'm in love with transferable paper, though I always seem to get it wrong. Sometimes using a good old sharpie does the trick!

    Love your blog, we're following!