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« on: August 19, 2008 10:29:33 PM »

I've stenciled a few things in the past. Nothing major. Never tried a t-shirt before. I'm having a horrible time! I need help in a bad way. I've also never used freezer paper before. I tried drawing the design and then cutting it out but i don't have a very steady hand with the drawing. So i tried running it thru my printer and it demolished the paper. So I decided I would cut the design out and piece it together on the shirt. *sigh* Now it looks nothing like it should. I'm going to scrap it and start over, but does anyone have any advice for me before I mess up again?
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008 06:26:24 PM »

do not put it in your printer, girl.  I did that, and it left some seriously nasty black gunk on my iron.  the ink in a printer is heat set, so youre just un-doing the printers job.  then when you go to iron some fabric or a white tee, it will get nasty ink-age on it.  learn from my mistakes. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008 12:08:31 PM »

If you use bridges and cut them away after you apply the important parts of the stencil to the shirt everything should stay together.
Here's a good island/bridge tute:
http://img312.imageshack.us/img312/8726/islands8qc.jpg
Also, instead of drawing directly on the freezer paper I print out my stencil on regular paper and cut it out with freezer paper underneath. Its best to use a sharp exacto blade.
I hope this helps!
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2008 03:42:23 PM »


Also, instead of drawing directly on the freezer paper I print out my stencil on regular paper and cut it out with freezer paper underneath. Its best to use a sharp exacto blade.
I hope this helps!
this sounds super smart
im doing this next time. tracing takes so much time!
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008 06:48:45 AM »

ncil on regular paper and cut it out with freezer paper underneath. Its best to use a sharp exacto blade.

I do this too and keep them together with spray adhesive. I've used gluesticks & rubber cement too in a pinch, anything that goes on pretty thin and dry with large coverage. This has really helped me to make neater and more precise cuts.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008 05:17:12 PM »

im taking back the first thing i said.  you can print directly onto your freezer paper, just make sure you cut out ALL the black.
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