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Topic: For the Horde!! .... to sleep in. PIC HEAVY  (Read 9832 times)
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shiven
« on: February 26, 2008 10:32:24 PM »

I came up with this for my World or Warcraft addicted boyfriend for his birthday. I just used acrylic paint and textile medium. Honestly... I wasn't really sure what I was doing because I've never tried anything like it before. So.. it's a first. Smiley Here goes.

I made four pillow cases. I got kinda lazy with the red ones but I think they're still okay. I just ironed them to heat set.. is there anything else I should do?









And here's the blanket. It took a whole lot of paint.







I didn't do sheets because he hates sheets... especially flat ones. I dunno why.

Well, what do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008 10:52:29 PM »

i think they are awesome! the red ones don't look sloppy at all.
he must be an excellent boyfriend; my own brother can barely get me to stencil t-shirts for him.  Tongue
in terms of getting the paint to stay- maybe if you wash them once, so they'll get even more heat setting in the dryer?

and a question- how do you create a stencil that you can re-use? i use wax paper, which i then put a teeny bit of gluestick on to hold it down when i'm painting, but i always seems to rip them.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008 06:16:40 AM »

Very nice. I think they both look great.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008 08:32:48 AM »

i think they are awesome! the red ones don't look sloppy at all.
he must be an excellent boyfriend; my own brother can barely get me to stencil t-shirts for him.  Tongue
in terms of getting the paint to stay- maybe if you wash them once, so they'll get even more heat setting in the dryer?

and a question- how do you create a stencil that you can re-use? i use wax paper, which i then put a teeny bit of gluestick on to hold it down when i'm painting, but i always seems to rip them.


Yes... he's the best. Smiley

To make the stencils I just printed out the picture and taped it down to a piece of wax paper and cut then out with an exacto knife. I glued (well.. modge podged) the two layers together at the weakest spots. For the large one, I printed it out as a 'poster' and it covered 9 pages. I cut it out and assembled it, then cut the stencil out of a piece of poster board. I didn't use wax paper since it was only going to be used four times. It held up.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008 08:10:43 PM »

Those look great! I want some sheets like that.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008 09:42:18 PM »

Really nice stencil work there.
For extra safety when heat setting acrylic medium, throw your fabric in the dryer BEFORE washing it. It will keep whatever little spots you may have missed in the dryer from bleeding.
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nemaihne
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008 11:59:53 PM »

Those are made of WIN!!!
I love those so much, but would be in a load of trouble if I put something like that on the bed because hubby and I already argue over which faction is the 'right' one to play. (He misguidedly likes his Ally toon best)  Cheesy
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shiven
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008 01:57:52 AM »

Those are made of WIN!!!
I love those so much, but would be in a load of trouble if I put something like that on the bed because hubby and I already argue over which faction is the 'right' one to play. (He misguidedly likes his Ally toon best)  Cheesy

You could make everything reversible... that way all you have to do is flip the pillow or blanket over to whichever side you want. Smiley 
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nemaihne
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008 10:51:47 PM »

You could make everything reversible... that way all you have to do is flip the pillow or blanket over to whichever side you want. Smiley 

Oh, that might work for a duvet cover for downstairs by the computers! How awesome. Although I have to say my first thought when you wrote that was about, ahem, raiding parties and that maybe I should do Arathi Basin or somesuch because they're set up for PvP... Taz'dingo, Mon!  Wink

You did such lovely work on the stenciling though. I don't think I could do such beautifully crisp images!
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Raine_Dementia
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2008 11:15:26 AM »

Very nice! I like it..
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