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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2008 08:17:28 AM »

Good job- I love this idea. I satarted a really old school set osrt of like this.  Pieces from the film, Style Wars. Have you ever tried "Saral" brand transfer paper?  They sell it at craft stores and art stores.  Personally I really like it because it's wax and grease free, so it won't set, even if you use a hot iron over it. Depending on the surface you can literally erase it or use just a slightly damp cloth it get it off.  Or take it off by rubbing other fabric against. You can also paint over it with out it skipping(showing through).  They make super bright colors- awesome for dark stuff.  Its cheap too- always a plus!
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2008 03:34:12 PM »

damn that's kool! it's so thick! i've been thinking about doin a banksy piece in embroidery. can't wait to see more Smiley!

Banksy in on my list for sure. I've seen it done in cross stitch, but I like it would be interesting to do in embroidery. We should both try a Banksy and see how they turn out!

yes! i am totally down! i'll be going to a tattoo convention this weekend where my partner will be working. maybe 2 pass the time in the booth i'll start working on the banksy piece. shall i let you know which one i choose 2 do or keep it a surprise? -rustyfern
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2009 05:52:51 PM »

i have been looking at all your graffiti embroideries.  i like the idea very much (and the execution).  but i wanted to mention that i am pretty sure tyvek is water-proof or at least water-resistant (test on other item to make sure) and i bet you COULD get that yellow paper off by water if i am right.
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2009 06:31:46 PM »

i have been looking at all your graffiti embroideries.  i like the idea very much (and the execution).  but i wanted to mention that i am pretty sure tyvek is water-proof or at least water-resistant (test on other item to make sure) and i bet you COULD get that yellow paper off by water if i am right.
You know what? That would make total sense. I'll grab a tyvek from work and test it; I'll let you know. Thanks so much for the heads up!
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2009 07:02:10 PM »

(i think it's actually plastic.  cos they used to make rainjackets out of it in the 80s when it was first invented.  i remember i wanted one cos it had a world map on it.)
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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2009 08:19:59 PM »

This is AMAZING!!!!!!
I love Graffiti work, I would never have though it could be done with needle and thread!!!!!
I cant wait to see the rest of the series!
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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2009 10:34:51 PM »

This is quite excellent. I love to see the convergence of disparate artistic (with some room for controversy on both sides) methods. There's a great visual irony in taking something contemporary and modern and rendering it in an antiquated format. Stitching it onto a mailing envelope was a nice touch to tie it back to graffiti. Those hand drawn mailing label stickers from the post office, while probably scoffed at by true graffiti artists, are certainly part of the scene.
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2009 02:51:14 AM »

Wow these are brilliant ! Was it difficult working on the envelope paper? Could you still stretch it on a hoop?
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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2009 08:34:40 AM »

Wow these are brilliant ! Was it difficult working on the envelope paper? Could you still stretch it on a hoop?
It stretched really nicely actually! It wasn'nt too different to work on than fabric, cuz it kind of is fabric. Youshould try it sometime.
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2009 01:13:41 PM »

I love Doze Green and I love your interpretation!!  This is fantastic! and I like that you used a Fedex envelope---I've always thought they had a great texture--kinda what is this made out of?  Well done.
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