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« on: July 15, 2006 09:03:42 PM »

A few months ago my son asked me if I had ever stenciled, to which I had to reply no.  He asked me if I could find out how to do it and could we stencil a shirt together.  I told him to go ahead and work on a stencil and I would ask this group for advice.  I received wonderful advice and we were able to get on with the project.  I found out after we started that I should have mixed my acrylic paint with a fabric medium but didn't this time so the lettering is a little hard.  My son wants to make more shirts so we will know for next time.

This is what we created and he has received many wonderful comments on it:

http://www3.telus.net/public/rcesau1/orrin.jpg

Any comments or suggestions are very welcome!
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ChloeisCrazy
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2006 10:10:26 PM »

wow that shirt is great! The slogan is good, and the stencilling looks beautiful! Great job  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2006 11:49:48 AM »

very cool. how old is your son? I expected a young kid to ask (like maybe 8 or 9?) but then i saw the picture.
oh and about the lettering, it actually looks ok, from what i can see, because road signs are never perfect (not those kind) and tend to have runny letters. textile medium is a good thing though, it makes the paint less crunchy after you wash it for the first time.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2006 06:52:08 PM »

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very cool. how old is your son? I expected a young kid to ask (like maybe 8 or 9?) but then i saw the picture.

He's almost 17

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2006 07:50:04 PM »

cool. it's great that you did it together and hewasn't embarassed about it. did he tell his friends about the shirt yet?
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2006 06:26:22 AM »

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cool. it's great that you did it together and hewasn't embarassed about it. did he tell his friends about the shirt yet?

He's worn it many times and had tons of compliments - and he's not at all embarrased to say that he and I made it.  I think he now has other ideas for shirts so, who knows, we may be producing more!
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2006 06:42:59 PM »

awesome, maybe we'll have another male craftster?
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2006 01:30:45 PM »

Just a quick update on this shirt (in case anyone is interested.)  We were very concerned with how hard the paint was and whether it would wear well but I have now washed it and hung it to dry 3 times and also accidentally machine dried it once and it's amazing but the paint is still intact and not all that hard anymore.

Thanks again to everyone who PM'd me advise on how to do the next shirt better  Grin
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