I had the chance to review the Silhouette Portrait, and am excited to share with you this pumpkin face shirt I made for Halloween. This project was super easy with the Silhouette Heat Transfer Material and a design I downloaded from Silhouette Studio.
I love that I didn’t have to use a mat with the heat transfer material! The same is true for the vinyl. When I used a mat with Cricut and vinyl, I had issues with the backing of the vinyl sticking to the mat, plus that is one less use of the mat, which is not cheap to replace!
I also love that the Silhouette Studio software tells me what setting the blade should be on based on the material I am cutting! The process was very user friendly. I watched the short instructional video that came with the machine, and was wearing my new shirt within 30 minutes!
The image download was $0.75, which was covered by the $10 credit that came with the machine. Most images are $0.99. It is nice that you can pick individual images that you want to use, as opposed to buying a cartridge for one image and paying for tons that you will never use.
Keep in mind when using the transfer material, you will cut out the image in reverse since you will flip it over to iron it onto the receiving surface. It didn’t make a difference for the jack-o-lantern face I used, but if you use text, it will matter!
After cutting out the image and removing the negative space material, I just placed a rag over the transfer and ironed it onto the shirt for 60 seconds, removed the backing and presto!
I love this machine! I picked up the markers that can be used in place of the blade and will be sharing more projects very soon.
*Dislclaimer: I received product for this review. All opinions are honest and mine!