Now I'm thinking I'd like to make a few for Christmas gifts... Manny Ramirez and Curt Schilling maybe? But if bleach causes holes in the shirts really easily, should I still give them as gifts? And also, any tips on making my stencils?
stencils are really easy to make if you have a picture with adequate lighting - meaning, you can't use pictures from your cell phone camera
. i use photoshop pos, i'm pretty sure they have a 30 day trial on their website. just size your picture, make it grayscale, adjust the contrast and brightness, custom convert to b/w, then do a median cut to make the lines nice and smooth.
that way only works with pos, though. not sure about adobe or microsoft word. and, yes, its REALLY hard to make a good stencil in paint.
the bleach stencils look really good. very vintage-y and soft.