Plague Isolation: Week 8

I can’t believe it’s been two months since our company told us all to work from home. Although I realize I’m fortunate enough to have the ability to work from home, it seems like it’s been way longer than 8 weeks…

Nevertheless, finding things to do without being utterly bored has been challenging. Sure I’ve worked my way through various video games. Yes, I’ve watched plenty of movies via streaming services. But this weekend, I got crafty. Specifically, I made some t-shirts.

I used my Cricut machine for two of the four I made, and used my dye sublimation printer for the other two.

This one is cut from Cricut Everyday Iron-On Mesh Mickey vinyl. The SVG file for Cinderella’s Castle I got from the WDW Paper Tour blog, designed my Michelle Roth. That blog makes designs for paper craft, but the SVGs work just as well in the Cricut software to do any kind of material cut.

Darth Vader here was done using Cricut Infusible Ink Galactic Stars transfer sheet, with a design purchased from the Cricut Access image store. Cricut has lots of Disney owned stuff in their store…

The next two designs are from my dye sublimation printer. If you aren’t familiar with dye sublimation, Cricut’s Infusible Ink is nearly the same thing, but effectively it’s a process of transferring dye from one surface to another. My printer is a standard Epson printer with eco-tanks, but instead of the Epson regular ink I have filled the tanks with sublimation ink. The brand I used, Printers Jack, I purchased through Amazon. You print a mirror image of the design, then heat press it to the shirt (or various other “sublimation blank” objects). The dye gets transferred to the fabric itself, unlike an iron-on transfer that uses adhesive to stay on the fabric.

This is one I made for the video game Persona 5 Royal which is on PlayStation 4. I got the P5R logo for the sleeve from the official site for the game, but the hat logo with “Take Your Heart” I got from a reddit post, designed by a user who goes by Goliath25. I like how it turned out.

Finally, I went to zelda.com and downloaded a wallpaper file for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to make the following shirt:

I do like how the colors turned out on the sky in this one. Minus the slight errors in the top and bottom corners on the one side, I think it turned out great!

How you guys have all been keeping busy during these interesting times!

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