Hi creative peeps, Happy Thursday! Today it’s Ellen, writing this blog post.
We spend quite a lot of time at work. In my opinion, we can show our personality there too and it’s fun to make it a little bit of our second home. That’s why I made a mousepad with the lovely Cute Moon SVG File.
I will explain in this photo tutorial how I made it:
- First I applied the png images from the “Cute Moon” SVG file to a Word document. I like to show you this in Word, simply because almost everyone uses this program on his/her computer. I cut the stars, so I could use them individually (using the crop tool from Word). I placed the moon and stars on a square that is as big as my mousepad (you can see the dimensions on the ruler from Word). I did a search on the internet for pastel cloud pictures to use as background. As the last step, I wrote out text that was fitting for this cute image (“working on my dreams”).
- Of course, don’t forget to mirror your image and print it out with a sublimation printer. With some heat-resistant tape, I attached the sublimation paper to the mousepad. Next, I covered it all with some baking paper (please do not forget to protect your surface! If the sublimation ink makes a mark, it can possibly transfer to other objects!).
- Press settings: 180° Celsius or 356° Fahrenheit for 60 to 120 seconds. A lot of the time you can find the correct adjustments on the website where you bought your sublimation blanks.
This mouse pad is making my desk a little more attractive, and it’s so much more fun to work on now! I’m curious how you all dress up your working space. Please let me know in the comments below!
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