Glow in the dark shirts look very cool and they look even better as a sugar skull!
Hello everyone! Today’s the last day of Dia de los Muertos so I’ve put together a step-by-step guide to make your own sugar skull shirt!
Glow in the dark shirts are extremely fun and perfect for the spooky fall season. Let’s get started!
We have four different layers on this shirt- because we’re using a crimson shirt, we don’t need a Crimson layer of ThermoFlex® Plus. If you want to use a different color shirt but still get the red, the cut file does also include the crimson!
Now that we have this all cut and weeded, let’s get our press heated up!
Temp: 330° F
Time: 8 sec*
Black is pressed on first as a base. The dropouts ensure we have a 3rd color in the skull without needing extra material. I think he looks kinda cute here!
Temp: 320° F
After the LumionusFlex™, crank it back up to 330° for the last two layers.
I pressed the blue first, then the yellow. As you can see, no layers touch anything but the black ThermoFlex® Plus- LuminousFlex™ should not be layered so it can still glow. This workaround gives you an intricate looking shirt while still keeping that super awesome glow!
After your last layer, I pressed with a PTFE sheet for an additional 8-9 seconds so the last layer can fully adhere and work out any carrier lines if there are any.
And there you have it, our sugar skull! I hope you’ve enjoyed this DIY post and that it’s helpful to you.
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