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« on: July 23, 2008 11:06:38 PM »

So I read about the modge podge screen printing here and thought it would be fun to try.  I had a picture of a koi on my desktop for ages and thought I'd try that.  My man is in the army so there are an abundance of green t-shirts floating around the house to use as test subjects.  I put it on and wasn't sure if it went through, so I lifted it to check - not a good idea - it needed way more paint, and once you lift those suckers up it's pretty much impossible to get it back to the same spot.  I'm still happy with the way it turned out, the fish is just splashing if anyone asks!

My second try was based on a shirt someone had posted here.  I looked and can't find the post, but it was great! It said video games stole my boyfriend.  I laughed my ass off and thought I'd make one as a joke to surprise my man.  He's been replaying every zelda game -  downloading them onto our wii, he wants to get the new one just out and has given himself the challenge to finish all the first ones before getting it. So I added the zelda "health hearts" across the top.  He loved it, although I think he thinks it's an encouragement to keep playing!  Roll Eyes I should have changed it to zelda stole my boyfriend.....

I think the first one came out better, the smooth t-shirt was easier than the ribbed tank.  I want to try real screen printing next time. There are so many other things I want to do now, this is addictive!!!

 I had a crafty weekend doing this.  I also made a bunch of paper stuff and tried for the first time to make truffles. I posted pics in the appropriate categories. Had the house sit for my parents and needed to keep myself busy.

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008 11:50:37 PM »

love that koi fish !!
turned out really wwell!
great job!

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008 05:17:44 AM »

Those turned out great.

How hard did you find it to paint the mod podge on the screen?

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008 07:48:53 AM »

i absolutely LOVE the video games one...awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008 05:09:15 PM »

I love the "video games stole my boyfriend"!

I feel the same way about my husband. Sometimes I refer to myself as a video game widow. I got the term from some ladies that said they were football widows on Sundays.

Anyway, I love fake screen printing. The gal that wrote the tutorial has a special place in my heart. She brought the idea to those of us that cannot afford a financial commitment to real screen printing supplies.
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