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Topic: McCain '08!! (Now with pic of the back!)  (Read 9523 times)
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« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2008 07:57:54 PM »

Hooray!! Good job!!
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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2008 08:21:42 PM »

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Actually, it was supposed to be striaght, but of course I couldn't write it straight! XD I have crooked hand writing. XD
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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2008 09:03:19 PM »

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Actually, it was supposed to be striaght, but of course I couldn't write it straight! XD I have crooked hand writing. XD

Also, have you every tried painting on stretchy fabric? My god, you'd think the world would come to an end before you ever got a perfect letter out! Impossible! Fabric paints are a force to be reckoned with Wink
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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2008 09:09:01 PM »

Actually, it was supposed to be striaght, but of course I couldn't write it straight! XD I have crooked hand writing. XD

For jobs like this, you can always draw your phrase/image onto card or paper (or even do it on the computer & print it of you want it SUPER exact), and place it inside the shirt - it will be easily visible through white fabric. Then all you have to do is trace it! If you do it on the computer, select a thin font, or one that looks like hand-writing to make your job easier.

No political comments! I'm in Australia & can't vote in your elections...  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2008 09:13:16 PM »

i'm no good with the little tubes. too many air bubbles.
but i love fabric paint bottles and stencils.
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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2008 09:16:41 PM »

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Actually, it was supposed to be striaght, but of course I couldn't write it straight! XD I have crooked hand writing. XD

Although, I'm frightened as hell that Palin could be president, your tee certainly is "maverick" style.  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2008 09:55:35 PM »

My husband has had awesome luck with printing out the words he wants in a bit font and then cutting it out with and x-acto knife. Then use a foam brush and a pile of paint and stenciling it. That way you can get the words the way you want.

I love that you are putting your beliefs out there by the way!
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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2008 10:09:26 PM »

I wonder if using a paint brush would make it easier? Anybody know?

I have painted quite a few tees and I think that paint brushes are easier.  You can buy acrylic paint and mix it with textile medium which gives it a more gel-like consistency. 

I think a previous poster who suggested placing a pattern under the shirt for a guide was right-on.  You could place cardboard under that for stability (between the pattern and the back of the shirt) and clamp the shirt down around the edge so it doesn't stretch when you are painting your letters. 

I think this will work - Another method of stabilizing the shirt would be to iron freezer paper to the inside of the front of the shirt.  The shiny side will stick to fabric when ironed.  I would definitely try it on an old tee first.  I can't remember if I encountered any problems.  But, obviously you would have to free hand your design since you probably wouldn't be able to see a pattern beneath the freezer paper.  Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2008 10:22:17 PM »

Hooray for being excited about politics!

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« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2008 12:22:08 AM »

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Expressing one's beliefs and self is part of what Craftster is all about but we can't let that turn into the main issue when this thread was created to show fellow crafters a hand-painted t-shirt. I think deleting demeaning posts is alright but unless it's blatantly offensive who's to say anything else isn't demeaning or rude? That's why we have to focus on the craft itself and not let this turn into a political debate. I do think it's unfair to allow 'positive' comments such as "go mccain" and not allow 'negative comments' such as "I like obama" but Icertainly don't know what kinds of comments were deleted, so I can't say that anyone is being unfair.

The point is to leave comments about the craft that was made and nothing else.
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