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sirensrising
« on: August 07, 2007 07:11:11 PM »

So I've just started stencilling a tshirt as a present for my boyfriend, but I've already got two small green smudges on the off-white/grey shirt. Help?

Firstly, is there anything that'll remove it? I didn't want to try as they're quite small and I don't want to spread them and smudge even more, but if you have any tips, please share. They're probably already dry since they're so small though.

I'm using Deka Permanent fabric paint (like this). You're supposed to iron it on the opposite side for three minutes when it's dry - I haven't done this yet, if it makes any difference.

Other options are, I guess, finding an acrylic match (which will be so impossible because of the shirt colour, and probably look terrible because of it too) and painting over it, or making the smudges into small designs (which would probably ruin my big design). On that note, anyone have any Link (old-skool SNES) related small designs I could do?

I can't afford to start again (the shirt cost 7.50 and the tiny paint pots cost 2.50 each) and I don't have the time either. Any help is MUCH appreciated. I'm really crestfallen, I wanted to make him a really nice, professional-looking present  Sad
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007 02:24:29 PM »

I have a good and a bad thing to tell you:

* The bad thing is, Deka paint holds out many washes even without ironing

* The good thing is your boyfriend is never going to notice them in the overall awesomeness of your present Smiley It doesn't have to be perfect to be appreciated.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007 03:10:56 PM »

I have a good and a bad thing to tell you:

* The bad thing is, Deka paint holds out many washes even without ironing

* The good thing is your boyfriend is never going to notice them in the overall awesomeness of your present Smiley It doesn't have to be perfect to be appreciated.
Thank you! I've actually finished it now (mostly, I still have a few concerns) and the smudges and imperfections aren't too bad, I hope! I hope he will like it Smiley
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