Here’s the close up of the new crow image. This is the third crow design, fourth, if you count the one that didn’t turn out. As you can see, I painted back in some of the details with a brush, since not all the lines on the head and claws came out.
To set the ink, the directions say “use iron for 3-5 minutes per side at highest setting.” I learned the hard way that this burns the cloth. Instead, I used my little craft toaster over at about 250 degrees. I fold the tee shirts up and lay them in there with the design facing up. For the most part, this works brilliantly, but this shirt got a sleeve a little close to the heating element and scorched. I’ll live with it.
One of the consistent comments I’ve gotten from this is “you should sell these” or “have you considered selling these?” With the amount of work that goes into printing one of these shirts, I’d have to charge $50 a piece to earn minimum wage. I may make some for gifts or promotional giveaways, however.