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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: I'm still confused about the 'stencil' part of the process. on: November 21, 2007 05:43:25 AM
I really don't understand what you people mean when you say 'stencil'.

i think 'stencil' is a very vague word that applies to pretty much any art involving a transfer of ink.  silk screening, it seems, is not really considered stenciling--even if you cut the stencil then burn the screen; so it seems to my understanding. 'true' stenciling is to cut paper into an image and use that stencil to apply to your canvas/shirt.  -though i don't see how it's any different than using the stencil to transfer to a screen; it's just a more secure and sharper stencil--especially if you're mixing the modern advancements of Photoshop and the like.  but here's a really good tutorial on stenciling in the stenciling thread.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10173.0


2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Screens come out with the "distressed" look, what am I doing wrong? on: November 21, 2007 05:37:55 AM
Do you think I'm over exposing them? Or do I need to double up on transparencies?

They actually look pretty awesome the way they are, but I would like to do crisper screens in the future!

do you mean the edges are rough? or the image is splotchy? a picture would help a good deal. if you're using transparencies, hold it to the light and if light seeps through the ink, double up. i always doulbe just to be safe.
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do you keep paint from bleeding through? on: November 13, 2007 06:43:20 AM
I had this for the first few runs and it's funny b/c nobody reall thinks to mentions putting something inside the shirt.  I used cardboard for a while, but noticed some paints wouldnt absorb into the cardboard as easily, causing the paint to 'pool' on the shirt and just make a glob.  Now i use a thin piece of flat, clean wood; kinda bout the size of a thin chopping board, one that will fit inside the shirt with lots of room.  I wrapped mine with masking tape to prevent any sharp edges from tearing the shirt. plus, if paint sticks to the board/tape (which only happens if i apply way too much) i can tape over it.  this might be funky ways of doing it, but that's how i rumble
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: I can't pick a saying! on: November 07, 2007 12:25:06 PM
I like things that are simple. and if you think about it, 5 says/implies all the others to some extent.  but i'd drop the 'it's goin' down'.
just my 2 cents


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1. Servin Up Aces Since 2005 ((When I started playing.))
2. Game Set Match ((I have a specific idea for this one: Put 'Game'
then under that '1-0', then 'Set' and under it '6-0', then 'Match' and '6-0, 6-0'.))
3. Go Ahead...Try and Drop Shot Me
4. Go Hard or Go Home
5. Meet Me on the Court...It's Goin' Down
6. I'll Go Easy On You...Next Time
7. Don't Let the Frilly Skirt Fool You
8. MATCHPOINT ... No Pressure. =]
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: NEW CHALLENGE NOV? (Taking ideas!!) on: October 31, 2007 01:06:31 PM
Kaboom. 
Sweet teeth, I voted.
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Wrap-'round stencil t-shirt - <3 sending you some love! <3 on: October 31, 2007 01:02:35 PM
Im game for a challenge if it goes 'official'.  But then laurakate has already done it.  So will she judge? damn this need for structure....
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: t-shirts for my friend's band on: October 29, 2007 05:46:44 AM
I'm in the middle of making 50 ( Shocked) of these, but thought I'd share:

very nice image, but those hangers stretch the shirts to look like old curtains! :0
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: emulsion problems... on: October 04, 2007 05:51:12 AM
I've hear/seen these, but i've managed with a stiff (not necessarily thick, more like a picture frame matting) cardboard with no probs.
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: lucha lucha cha cha cha! on: October 04, 2007 05:45:14 AM
i've made a dozen shirts that no one gets.  people will usually ask, then they look like the dummy--you look witty.
Don't change a thing. It's sweet as is....but...if you wanted to keep the text, I'd move it down.  so close to the collar creates like a pyramid and draws the eyes to the word before the image. placing it below and between, might solve this.  but i don't know. it's still a super sweet shirt
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Homemade exposure light table on: October 03, 2007 11:29:25 AM
That's a damned fine contraption!
Holy toledo, gonna make me one. Fj's a superstar.
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