Hi there! I was thinking of layering two colors together of vinyl on a shirt. Has anyone tried this before?
I have a logo tha that has a drop shadow like effect. I could inlay, but I was wondering if I could just stack the yellow on the black.
Many kinds of HTV allow layering, but not all of them. Flat colors and glitter often allow it. Special effect HTV like holographic usually does not.
The ones that do allow layering will still often have a couple of special exceptions like “do not layer on top of Midnight Blue.”
From my experience there is a good chance that your layering idea will work OK but there are no guarantees unless you can find something written by the manufacturer.
It is hard to use a hand iron for HTV because to get good adhesion you really need even heat and pressure, and the heat has to be in a specific narrow temperature range. There is no reason not to try it but practice on disposable stuff. You may also need some kind of contact thermometer that you can use to measure the bottom of the iron.
I think this is what I’ll do and maybe cut like a guiding line or something. I was also thinking of cutting out the part with the lorals and then using angelus paint to fill those in making the vinyl into effectively a stencil/mask
A pet peeve of mine: The word “vinyl” is used where it probably shouldn’t be used… like in product names such as HTV (heat transfer “vinyl” ugh), some of which are laser-safe and do not contain any actual vinyl.
This topic has come up before and several of us have expressed concern that someone might not understand due to the word usage. We just try to remind others when we can. No one wants to breath toxic fumes! And it can also damage the machine, but of course that’s the secondary concern.