Put your own spin on the Pantone color of the year with Siser Holographic Pearl.
Every year we look to Pantone to give us the hottest color of the year. For the first time ever this year, they announced TWO colors! Rose Quartz and Serenity. This is no simple pink and blue combo. Rose Quartz is a lighter than air blush color juxtaposed against Serenity, a cool blue that looks like how a nap should feel. These colors are no snore though! Yes, together they do provide a calming balance of warm and cool tones, but they come to life in Siser Holographic Pearl.
Since Rose Quartz and Serenity balance each other out, I thought what better design than a yin yang. Yin yangs represent harmony and balance. However, just like Holographic Pearl puts a Siser spin on Pantone’s color of the year, I wanted to put a spin on the yin yang. The lotus flower is an important symbol in the yoga world. It reminds those who practice yoga to stay grounded to the earth, but also aspire for higher enlightenment.
Once I had my design idea in mind I created it in Adobe Illustrator and uploaded the SVG files into Cricut Design Space where I re-sized it.
Before cutting though I made sure to select the “Mirror Image (for iron-on) check box.
Holographic Pearl is a unique HTV because it is translucent. While this attribute makes for a cool effect, it’s a little harder to tell which side goes up and which side should go down on the Cricut Mat. The carrier side of the material is smoother, shinier and has a distinct pink sheen. This is the side we want to go face down on the mat.
After I cut my design, I began to weed, but working on a light colored table was making the process more difficult than it needed to be. I moved to a black table, my eyes thanked me, and the weeding was finished in a snap.
This material is so versatile! Just putting it on top of a different color creates a whole new look for the product.
On white, it’s easy to see hues of Pantone’s color of the year, but on black Holographic Pearl looks completely different. I wanted to keep the Rose Quartz and Serenity hues, so I chose to apply the design on this light colored, raglan style garment from Next Level Apparel.
I pre-pressed the garment for three seconds then set up to heat apply the design. This style garment has seams on the shoulders as well as a seam at the bottom band. These seams can cause uneven pressure when heat applying HTV, but no worries, there’s an easy way to work around them. I put a heat transfer pillow between the garment and the lower platen, then placed my design on top of the garment. The pillow raises my design so that the seams don’t interfere with the application. As for the bottom seam, just make sure the garment is threaded far enough onto the heat press so that the bottom seam isn’t on the platen.
Add a heat transfer cover sheet to top it all off and press for 15 seconds at 320°. Wait till the material is cool to the touch, and then peel the carrier off.
A versatile material creates a versatile garment! This top would be perfect for a yoga class or for an everyday look. Wherever you choose to wear Holographic Pearl you know you’re on trend because you’re rocking Pantone’s color of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity!
What have you made with Holographic Pearl? Tag your photos with #SiserNA to show us!