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1  Re: TUTU HELP!! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by artisticnightmare on: February 23, 2007 10:38:37 PM
I don't know if you want to try this, but I made one for a Halloween outfit and it worked great.  It's practically sewing free so that was also a plus, the only thing you have to stitch is the elastic at the end of it all. 

What I did was bought the colors of tulle I wanted and then took a waist measurement.  After that I cut the elastic band to fit and started tying on the tulle.  You will have to cut the tulle into strips first, in my case I just laid it down and cut it with a rotary blade every so many inches.  You tie it in the middle of the strip you cut.  Here is what I ended up with-



The fuller you want it the more tulle you tie on.  Also, you can cut it as short as you wish, make the edges more tulip like or jagged, whatever you want really.  She won first prize by the way, so I thought it came out really well.  Wink
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2  Re: Nothing Works On Black!!! Any Ideas? in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by artisticnightmare on: February 05, 2007 04:36:27 PM
UGH!  I used the acrylic paint with textile medium.  I started with a fabric brush, the kind you just pounce the paint on with then switched to a roller when I didn't like the fact that I could see the pounce marks.  Long story short, the roller also left marks- they were kind of "foamy" looking.  After I finished and peeled off the freezer paper it still looked bad, you could see some of the black coming through...SO I used a paint brush and brushed more of the paint mixture on the shirt.  I'm not really happy with how this came out either.  Any suggestions?  This was my first shirt, and although it came out perfect as far as the stencil went I'm not happy with how the paint looks.



See the crappy brush strokes? 

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3  Re: fence wire + lightbulbs = awesome (now with "how to hollow out lightbulbs") in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by artisticnightmare on: May 12, 2006 05:41:33 PM
Here are my pics, sorry they are a little large-

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