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Secret to Layering Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl (without Subtracting!)

Well, this glitter HTV-lovin' girl just got the best news ever! It's possible to layer up to three colors of glitter HTV!!!

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This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.
Previously, I shared a workaround on layering glitter HTV which required some modification to the design in Silhouette Studio to subtract out the area of the top layer from the bottom. BUT...now with Chemica Bling Bling from ProWorld that extra time and work isn't necessary!  You can simply layer up to three layers of the glitter or 'Star' heat transfer vinyl (as it's called) on top of each other!

Even  better - you can try it for yourself since one lucky Silhouette School reader will win a $50 gift card to ProWorld!

ProWorld sent me five beautiful 20" rolls of Chemica Bling Bling to test out. All of them can be layered with the exception of the Star Pink.  I decided to go with a glitter black and gold design and they look so sharp together.  By the way,  I shared this file as a Freebie Friday design so grab it here!

Basically all you need to do in Studio is open the design, size it, mirror and you're ready to cut - no subtract all, cropping, offsetting, or modification is necessary!   I cut both the star black and gold HTV using the default settings for Heat Transfer Vinyl - flocked in Silhouette Studio and it cut and weeded perfectly.

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Here's a look at all of my glitter design pieces after they're cut.

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After pre-heating and pre-pressing the onesie, I put the bottom black layer down onto the center of the onesie.
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Now with the Chemica Bling Bling you need your heat press or iron to be at 320 degrees and you need to apply medium pressure for 20 seconds.

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After the 20 seconds, wait until the design is cool to peel off the transfer sheet.

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 Then simply position the next layer into place and repeat the process to apply.


Again, wait until it's cool to peel.

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The reason I love this stuff so much is that sometimes when you're layering glitter HTV that can't be phyiscally layered on top of each other you get a little tiny gap between the layers and therefore you end up seeing the shirt. This can even be the case if you an a slight offset to the top layer to try to hide the gap.

The great thing about Chemica Bling Bling from ProWorld is it's pretty much fool-proof.  Even if you're design's aren't EXACTLY how they aligned in Silhouette studio, you're not going to see any bit of the shirt through the design since the bottom layer is solid!

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And since I know you'll ask - yes, you can wash them too! Just throw them into the washer inside out and hang to lay flat to dry.

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33 comments

  1. Thank you for all the wonderful tips.

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  2. I haven't tried glitter yet as I'm new to all this, but I can't wait!

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  3. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love to use glitter HTV on t-shirts and onesies -- but also have my eye on that shoe tutorial!

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  5. This is great I will have to try, I've always heard you can't layer glitter because when washed it will eventually start lifting. Great informations its def worth a try. your the best Melissa

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  6. This is great I will have to try, I've always heard you can't layer glitter because when washed it will eventually start lifting. Great informations its def worth a try. your the best Melissa

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  7. This is a great tip - thank you so much!

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  8. Sounds great would love to try

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  9. My favorite place to use glitter htv is on totes and zip pouches. Thanks for sharing this new product. It looks so easy!

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  10. My favorite way to use htv glitter is jazzy t shirts.

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  11. Just love another layer of Sparkle!

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  12. How wonderful this
    is! I like to use
    glitter on bags.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. Thank you for the info!! I can't wait to try it!

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  14. Thanks for the great info and the chance to win a gift card.

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  15. Great tips Melissa and the HTV sounds incredible! How stiff is the area where the vinyl is applied? ~ Christina in FL

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  16. glitter on anything is great!!

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  17. Awesome, I need to try that. I would be amazing not having to substract.

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  18. Looks like STAR heat transfer vinyl is truly a star performer. Saw those cute red hearts you cut too. Where did you put those on that onesie?

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  19. This is awesome and such a time saver. :)

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  20. I am so excited to know about the Chemica BlingBling Heat Transfer! Thanks Melissa!

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  21. I can't wait to win my glitter HTV!

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  22. Excellent news! Can't wait to try this! (Why can't the pink be layered?)

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  23. I'm another newbie that hasn't used glitter htv yet!!! I LOVE me some bling though, and this ADORABLE project! :)

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  24. Thank you for trying this and giving us your honest opinion plus the how-to guide. I love learning about new product from people who have actually tried it since it allows me to make an informed decision on whether it's right for me. And since I love a little bling, bling made easy sounds perfect! I make a lot of baby gifts and this onesie is too cute so I will have to try something similar. Thanks for a chance to win some of this great product for myself.

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  25. Does the second layer stick up a bunch? I can think of great ways to use this - but kids (and adults) will pick, pick, pick at something that sticks out a bunch!

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  26. I notice the plastic sheet isn't over all the black, how it is the heat press, didn't melt it? Then the other questions is what happened to the hearts? The plastic sheet isn't foil sheet so does that work as a transfer sheet same as the other side where the vinyl is that has it attached?

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  28. can you do this with glitter htv from expressions vinyl??

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