I filmed a quick time-lapse video on making a customized face mask for my neighbor by using a SVG that I created.
This was a small project so I was able to use scrap pieces of red, white, gold and black to create the layers. Once I hit “make it”, I selected each layer and clicked the 3 dots on the upper left of the image to move each layer to another mat - the first mat. Making sure to place these objects with plenty of space between them and allow room for the different color vinyl.
I know this is a horrible photo and super small but I think you can tell what I mean. The different color vinyl pieces were placed in the same position of the images on the mat design in DS.
You’ll only have to load/cut the mat one time for all four colors. This is such a timesaver!
Hints when using HTV:
- Be sure that the shiny side is facedown on the mat when you are cutting
- Mirror your images before you cut
- For small pieces, use washi tape to make sure they are stuck to the mat
I used my mini press for this project. I love this little guy for these small projects! Be sure to use a teflon sheet or something similar to protect the previous layer when doing a multi-layer project. I like to also iron on the back to add extra heat to the adhesive. Remember to work from the bottom layer to the top.