Creating your own, one of a kind picnic blanket is really simple using your ScanNCut, and it would make a great gift!
If you create your own blanket you will need the following supplies, however you can always alter a store bought blanket instead of sewing your own
Follow along with the written instructions below, or view the video on how to create it here:
Step 1: If you decide to create your own blanket using canvas fabric, hem in the edges.
Step 2: Import the Ant.fcm file into ScanNCutCanvas and wirelessly transfer it to your ScanNCut.
Step 3: I created the cut file with the eye being a separate piece so you could adapt the design as you desire. If you plan on using the design as I did you will need to unify the ant's eye and body before resizing it. To do that click on the button with the three red squares.
Select both the eye and the body.
And then click on the Unify button.
Step 4: Apply the Iron-On Transfer Film onto the mat with the film side up. Insert it into the machine and click on the scan button.
After the scan is complete you will be able to see both the film and the design and then you can resize, multiply, rotate, and then move the design as desired to fit as many as you can onto your film. Then cut out the designs so that the blade only cuts the film and not the backing.
Step 5: Weed out the negative parts of the film and then cut the ants apart so they can be transferred onto the fabric.
Step 6: Following the instructions on the package, heat up the fabric with an iron and then place the ant design onto it with the backing side up. Cover it with a pressing cloth and iron for approximately 30 seconds. Allow it to cool and then remove the backing.
Step 7: Use fabric paint to paint in the whites of the eye.
Continue on until all the ants are finished.
Step 8: For the monogram, cut out the letters you desire along with ants to carry them off with. Follow the same instructions above to adhere them onto the center of the fabric.
And then you're finished and ready for a picnic!
Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.
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