An experiment …

I’ve spent some time (yeah, ok, hours and HOURS) researching and learning about dye-sublimation … what you can do, and what you’re not supposed to be able to do … I love bending the rules – if it works.

dyesub-blanketYou’re not supposed to be able to permanently sublimate articles of clothing/material unless it has received a special (costly!) magic coating … HA!  I have found a magic coating (hairspray, no less!) that seems to be working.  I’ve made a trial blanket for baby.  It’s in the wash now, so we’ll see – but this is what it looked like before going into the laundry.  After washing, the ‘press lines’ should disappear.  Here’s hoping the image doesn’t too …

Ideally – being a gift, I wouldn’t have to wash it, but … sometimes you’ve just got to bend the rules.  If it doesn’t work, that’s okay too, as I had some fun in the baby department, picking up a little of this and some more of that to make a gift basket.

babybasket

About claytonhill

Artisan of beautiful and functional art, handmade in our glass studio. All items one of a kind due to the nature of our medium. A little about me: As the mother of four children, multiple four-legged 'children', wife and an ER nurse ... I've always found pleasure in pursuing creative outlets. My current 'hobby' is kiln-formed glass. As I never do anything 'half-way' ... my husband and I are really enjoying this medium. Other hobbies have included/include stained glass, quilting, knitting, wine making, candles - oh, and a brief trial of the ancient Ukranian art of etching designs on blown eggs ... don't ask. :) You can view my on-line glass store at www.chneos.etsy.com
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