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« on: May 07, 2008 12:14:58 AM »

I saw this shirt online, google images came through (I was looking for things to stencil and so I was just entering combinations of terms.) But I don't really want to spend $20 on a t-shirt, so I turned to my trusty freezer paper. Well, it's not really trusty, but it hasn't failed me hardcore yet. This is my first try with acrylic and freezer paper, so I'm glad it turned out. 

Anyhoodles, I stenciled it on a sweatshirt I got at Value Village. It's a hoodless pull-over, and it reminded me of sweatshirts as a kid, so I wanted something kind of childish on it. It came down to this platypus and Gizmo from Gremlins. Platypuses have the power of crocodile, beaver, snake, and duck so platypus wins.

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008 12:23:45 AM »

When they first sent specimens of the Platypus to England they thought it was a hoax. I love the top, though I don't see where the croc and snake come into the platypus. Huh
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008 12:27:36 AM »

The snake probably because of the poisonous spine that the platypus has (although it's on his leg, not in his mouth...) The croc probably has to do with the eggs that platypus lays that are like reptile eggs. I just came up with this right now, I didn't even think about it as I was cutting out the stencil for forever or painting it with a billion layers of paint.

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008 12:49:14 AM »

The snake probably because of the poisonous spine that the platypus has (although it's on his leg, not in his mouth...) The croc probably has to do with the eggs that platypus lays that are like reptile eggs.

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008 07:17:30 AM »

LOVE your image choice and your stencil came out so nicely!!

How long *does* it take for a stencil like that with so many pieces?
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008 07:28:26 AM »

This is hilarious!  I love this!!! 
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008 08:53:41 AM »


How long *does* it take for a stencil like that with so many pieces?

The stencil itself took at least 2 hours.

The whole process from printing the image to heat-sealing the finished paint took around 3 hours. The painting went quick since I used my blow dryer to dry it between coats. The longest part was the letters; you can't really bollix those up because then they don't look like right. Also I am pretty new to the stencil thing, so it takes me way long to get stuff done (plus I watch tv while I'm doing it, so I'm not giving the stencil my undivided attention.)
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008 10:06:47 AM »


How long *does* it take for a stencil like that with so many pieces?

The stencil itself took at least 2 hours.

The whole process from printing the image to heat-sealing the finished paint took around 3 hours.
Yikes! Smiley I've never tried stenciling but love what keeps getting posted and am trying to convince myself to just try it.
I appreciate the info!! Smiley
The time spent was definitely worth it though, nice work!
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008 02:40:18 PM »

Oh I love this! Nice work Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008 11:36:34 PM »

Did you see the news story that shows you're right. Cheesy The DNA of the Platypus includes mammalian, bird and reptile parts. The reptile relates to the venom and the bird relates to the reproduction.
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