To create this look, I’ve learned a lot about using flock on materials especially materials like polyester.
1️⃣ I create the design in Adobe Illustrator, export it as a 150dpi png with no background and transfer the design into the @officialcricut online design space to set up the file to be cut on the Explore Air.
2️⃣ The setting on the Explore Air to get a decent cut on the flock is the highest notch setting of “iron-on”. A mirror image of the design is then set to cut.
3️⃣ Once the Design is “weeded” (removal of the negative spacing of the actual design) cut as much excess film the flock material is on so that when pressed onto the fabric it doesn’t leave the marking left behind from the film. I cut close to the design with about a half inch margin. Now place the print down on the front of the garment.
4️⃣ Heat setting is 330° F, light to medium press firmness for 10-15 sec. I cover the garment with a layer of a cut T-shirt to prevent the polyester from burning up from direct contact of the heat plate. The key to peeling off the flock that I’ve learned is waiting for it to be cool to the touch and peeling in a 45° angle. This really helps it to adhere to the garment and leaving it velvety smooth.
I am beyond obsessed with this art piece @untoldpencilmarks drew of me! I came across her account through another blogger and fell in LOVE with her work! So sexy and magical! I can’t wait to get this hung up in the house. Thank you so much @untoldpencilmarks!!! 🖤 Reach out to her to get a piece for yourself!! 💫