Friday, March 9, 2012

Heat Transfer Vinyl and Rhinestone T-Shirt (Part 2)

For the next part of this project I went back to the Cameo and pulled up the floral filigree image - as I was only working with the central part I copied this part of the image to another page to work on.  Before starting to fill in the rhinestone design I had to check the size of my rhinestones.

These ones are 20SS.  Next I opened the 'Rhinestones Window' on the Cameo.

I chose the rhinestone sizes, and the 'Draw Rhinestones' option 'Single Click'.

Then I just filled my central image with rhinestone holes.

Once I had filled the image to my liking, I deleted the outer edge (leaving just the rhinestone holes) and cut out the image on rhinestone template.  The next pictures show the setting I used and the template loaded in the machine blue side uppermost.            

Once I had the template cut I peeled it off the backing and stuck it on to a backing board.

Then I sprinkled my rhinestones over the template, using Silhouette brush supplied in the kit  gently brushed them in place.  I will admit here that I found this a bit tedious and ended up picking up some of the rhinestones and placing them where I wanted them.

Once the rhinestones were in place I carefully laid the transfer tape over, and voila my rhinestones are ready to iron on.

To iron the rhinestones on I just positioned them on the shirt, covered them with a thin cloth and with the iron on 'wool' setting pressed down on top for 45 - 60 seconds.  After peeling off the transfer tape I turned the shirt inside out and iron the back of the rhinestones to "pull the glue into the fabric."

Here is the finished design.

Until next time.



  1. Michelle, Your shirt turned out very pretty. Thanks for the tutorial on how to use gemstones with the Cameo.

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