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Topic: How I paint shirts (w/ tutorial -- useful when you dont have a printer)  (Read 3902 times)
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« on: February 28, 2007 12:16:20 AM »

 Step One:
   Pick a picture on your computer and view it at the size you want for the shirt.

 Step Two
  Trace picture using tracing paper. Edges will appear a lil different thru the paper. So i do a quick outline from the screen then eyeball to perfect the picture. After that I darken the outline using a permanent marker (that way it shows thru shirt easier).
   
 Step three (optional)
  Depending on the picture. if its colored or not. If it is you can color the outlined tracing so you have an idea of where you want the colors to be.
 
 Step four
  Use LightBox to trace image from paper to shirt. Use a permanent marker.

 Step Five
  Use fabric paint to add color to the shirt.

 Finished

*Sorry if I didnt explain it very well.

PS. if you have a drawing, printed page, or large photo. You can use the light box method, too. Just start with step four.
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2007 06:30:03 AM »

Cool! that turtle is adorable!
Ok and what kind of fabric paint should I use? I have some of the 3D kind, but I don't think it's so good...Do you use paint brushes..?

I really like how yours turned out!
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2007 08:03:07 PM »

So cute!
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2007 09:13:39 PM »

I use Tulip 'Slick'.

no need for a brush, unless you want to mix colors. which is very easy to do.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2007 09:18:50 PM »

I can honestly say that I never thought of putting the tracing paper right up to the computer screen!  Thank you so much for the tutorial.  It is very helpful and you are quite smart for coming up with this.   Cheesy  I wish that I had thought about this during that year that my printer didn't work.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2007 12:36:24 AM »

* A little Side note: you can use the same 'straight from the screen' method for shrinky Dinks too! I JUST realized this.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2007 03:50:10 AM »

that's a great idea! jesus, it makes me go 'why didn't i think of that??' especially since my printer conked out a few months ago. you rock for putting this up Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2007 11:54:52 AM »

interesting...but how can you see the picture through the fabric of the shirt to trace it? does it have to be a lighter color??? Huh
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2007 12:44:04 PM »

I use a 'light box' that casts light thru the paper & shirt .
http://www.k8memories.com/shopping/family_sale_0_familyid_35

Its a LOT easier when it a lighter color but i've dones it with a green and still seen it. Black would have a lot of difficulty.
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2007 06:12:06 PM »

That's an awesome easy way to transfer. Smiley

I spose you could use a window to trace your pattern if you didn't have a lightbox... and maybe use pale chalk instead of marker on your tracing paper, and then press it onto darker fabrics, maybe?
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