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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / stiff-ness on: April 15, 2007 12:11:33 PM
ok, so I printed a white design on a light blue-ish shirt but it ended up stiff and un-bendy... did i just use too much ink or do I have to actually wash it for it to be soft and t-shirt esque?
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / emulsion problems... on: April 02, 2007 11:03:24 AM
Ok, so I've been reading up on all the other problems out there with emulsion, and I'm not sure if I have the same problem...? Alright, so I coated the front and back with emulsion in a dark room,m then let it dry overnight.  The next day I exposed the image for about 12 minutes, but when I go to rinse of the image...

1- The part that should be rinsing out just gets lighter, and the regular emulsion gets lighter too. 
2- Eventually i get frustrated and start rubbing it, which just takes EVERYTHING out.  Ahhhhh. I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing wrong.  Thanks in advance for all the lovely help I will hopefully be getting. Grin

-kim
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Potassium Dichromate ... on: February 24, 2007 06:55:47 PM
where can you find it???  I've heard try ceramics places, but the closest thing to a ceramics supply store I know of is Pots and Palettes.

Advice would be loved mucho.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / 2 dream pieces (big pics) on: October 28, 2006 07:48:59 AM
so I'm taking an art class this year (portfolio prep, its pretty much the same as AP, except a tad bit slower) and my "concentration" (12 pieces with the same theme) as of now is dreams...



^for that one there's supposed to be a cloud following the girl, I just haven't gotten around to it yet...  Roll Eyes



^ya so these are some sharks that just so happen to be hanging out in a restaurant kitchen...

Any comment or criticism would be HIGHY appreciated...
-Kim

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Yet another take on the bottle cap necklace on: August 22, 2005 02:45:04 PM
so many people here on craftster have been making bottle cap necklaces so i thought, i'd try my luck at it...

I started with this drawing
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/minority1039/DSC01324.jpg

and the finished product turned out like so..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/minority1039/DSC01326.jpg

let me know what ya think  Wink
          -kim
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Novacaine Purse on: April 23, 2005 05:14:29 AM
Lately the song Give Me Novacaine for the American Idiot album has been stuck in my head,...
 I figured hey maybe if i make a purse I'll get it out of my system.... and so far that has worked, well here's the purse

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/minority1039/DSC01151.jpg

in case you have yet to figure it out the lyrics are from ... you guessed it Give Me Novacaine

...comments welcome as always
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / my wonderous new skirt on: March 23, 2005 03:49:39 PM
the other day idecided that something had to be done with my old legolas shirt because it was way too small for me, and i couldn't bring myself to throw it out soooo... here's what i came up with....

all of the pics suck because i'm not talented enough to take good pics of myself...



and the part from the tee shirt..., trust me it dosen't look that messed up in real life...



so... what do ya think...Huh
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / fun with green and checkers on: March 11, 2005 12:50:14 PM
well this is my first recon just wanted some feedback .....
onto the pictures!
ignore my cross-eyed look... i was looking at the little screen on the camera......

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/minority1039/DSC01055.jpg

^ignore my bra strap....

ya well i made it a bit too tight but other than that i think it turned out ok... and i was thinking about stenciling some stars on it... not sure if i should though....

comments and questions are welcome!

thanks
-kim
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / super cool green day mp3 player case on: February 25, 2005 04:49:14 PM
this is for my friend becca... aka PicklesForever88.  sincce she claims not to be very good with a sewing machine... and her parents won't let her touch one (if you knew becca you wouldn't want her have control of a sewing machine either) anyway so i made her a super cool green day mp3 player case- hence the title.  ok well here are the pics. 


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/minority1039/DSC01038.jp -thats the front with a heart hand grenade. 
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/minority1039/DSC01040.jpg - the back with the guy from the cover of the Boulevard of Broken Dreams cover
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/minority1039/DSC01042.jpg - and finnaly the top, with a cool little flappy thingy.
comments welcome as always...  ya so tell my what you think...
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / button down shirts on: January 05, 2005 02:51:29 PM
i just got a really cool military button down shirt from goodwill...i think its air force.. ITS HUGE       anyways any ideas on how 2 make it a bit smaller ..
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