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magique_squid
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2004 04:51:45 PM »

Yeah I've been interested in stencilling lately... do you think instead of spray on adhesive to keep the stencil in place I could just use a glue stick lightly? Because shouldn't it wash off anyways? (Since little keddies get glue on themselves all the time and it's designed to wash off... i think)
or at least use it in some of the more detailed tricky areas of the stencil...

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MissRoo
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2004 04:58:01 PM »

I think your stencil/finished products look great thewalrusisme!! Great idea using to makeup sponge for the stencil sponge too! That's extremely resourceful! Grin
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2004 12:43:52 AM »

i agree with the roomeister, your stencil looks fabby!

i take it you only had two colours (since you had to do her outfit all in one colour)... could you not mix the two paints together for another shade?

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thewalrusisme
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2004 06:32:21 AM »

thanks guys...

Roo: the scary thing about the resourcefulness of the makeup sponge is that it wasnt from my personal daily supply[as i dont really wear so much make up] but instead from my stash of halloween make up lol

Debzy: actually i had red, blue and green fabric paint.  I wasn't so keen on using the green.  Technically i did mix the blue and red to get a purple [which i used on the shorts,hair and shoes of the second one] but it didnt really contrast enough with the blue of the dress to show up.  I did try going over this purpley section with green last night..but that didnt go so well.  With this consistency of paint it seems to work best right on the fabric instead of on top of the other

my third tries gonna work better [hopefully have that posted by the weekend].. i really was just kinda proud to use what i had laying around the house and for it to semi-work

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babyjoy726
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2004 11:48:35 PM »

http://stencilrevolution.com/homepage.php has an amazing collection of stencils. I could spend hours going through their gallery.

OMG lyd i looooooooooooooove that site.  for those that use photoshop/illustrator, they do a separation of highlights and shadows which creates pretty awesome results.

i used to silkscreen but haven't had the money to get a light box or developer, but this is a great way to get the same type of effect!
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2004 01:20:20 PM »

if you are having problems with the technique described here, i heard that this also works:

cut out your stencil as breeknee explained, but instead of the acrylic paint and fabric medium, go to an art store and invest in some screenprinting ink. it usually runs for about 5 bucks per little jar and comes in various wonderful colors that will look professional. all you need to do is heat set them (on the reverse side with a warm iron).

another technique that works instead of brushing on the ink is squeegee-ing it on with a screenprinting squeegee. one of these runs for about 6 bucks, but you can experiment with those cheapie ones.
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glitterati
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2004 02:22:56 PM »

is there a special tool for details? i've been using an exacto knife and it's fine for large areas but difficult to get around the finer detials
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2004 11:39:32 AM »

is there a special tool for details? i've been using an exacto knife and it's fine for large areas but difficult to get around the finer detials

i've seen a funny little device made by fiskars that i think would work... i think it's called a shapeboss?
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2004 06:05:50 PM »

it might be easier for you, but trust me, the squeegy makes absolutely no difference. and screen printing is more time consuming, i have all the equipment for it and i hate doing it.  also, screen printing ink does work well, however, using regular fabric paint (such as tulip) looks exactly the same if applied evenly. i make these shirts for a local church group and i tried acrylic, fabric paint and the screening ink for three of the same shirts, and they all liked the acrylic and fabric the best, suprisingly.  
 
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2004 08:08:47 PM »

you might find it easier to get contact paper, and print on top normal paper, then you put the page you printed under a piece of contact paper, cut out the black parts with a razor blade. then remove the paper you put under it. the contact paper sticks really well. plus its clear so you can see right through to the paper underneath.

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