Rhinestone transfers allow you to create one-of-a-kind patterns that you can then apply easily to numerous garments.
Creating rhinestone iron on transfers is easy. First, you need to form a mental picture of what you are trying to create. Then, you need to transfer that mental picture onto a piece of paper either by drawing it freehand or by using a drawing program on your computer.
Once your design is on paper, its time to get to work creating your rhinestone heat transfers. Get a piece of cardboard and tape your pattern to it. Next, cut a piece of your rhinestone transfer paper (commonly known as mylar hotfix transfer paper) slightly larger than the rhinestone transfer design you have created.
Peel the white backing off of the rhinestone transfer paper and set it aside for later. Tape the rhinestone transfer paper sticky side up over your design.
Now, using a rhinestone perfect positioner, place your rhinestones face down on top of your rhinestone transfer paper. Be sure that the backs of the stones are facing you.
Next, remove the tape from the transfer paper and re-attach the white backing that you set aside.
Your rhinestone heat transfers are complete! Closely look over your rhinestone transfers and make sure all the stones are properly placed. If everything looks good, then its time to apply your rhinestone iron on transfers to your garment.
First, you are going to want to proceed on a hard, flat surface. Take the backing off of your rhinestone transfers and make sure the stones have not moved.
Place the adhesive side of the rhinestone iron on transfers down onto your material. Place a cotton cloth over your rhinestone transfers to protect the fabric of your garment from burning. Set your iron on the setting for cotton. Make sure not to use steam.
Hold the iron down over your rhinestone heat transfers for 45 seconds. Make sure not to slide the iron back and forth. Next, move the iron to the next section of your rhinestone transfer. Once you have done this for every portion of your design, repeat this step again so each section gets the iron twice.
Next, turn your garment inside out and apply the iron to each section of your design for 30 seconds. Allow your garment to cool for 20 minutes.
After letting your garment cool, carefully peel the rhinestone transfer paper from your garment. Run your fingernails over the rhinestones to make sure they stay put. If any of the stones are loose, repeat the steps involving applying heat with the iron.