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Topic: Stiff Dylans Band Tee - First attempt at stenciling!!! (IMG obese. I mean it.)  (Read 3252 times)
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« on: January 28, 2009 05:38:36 PM »

Hello craftster!!
This is the story of the band teeshirts. (at eleven PM, of course)

Once upon a time, there were two girls (Elissa and me, Maggie) in love with a british band (originally from a book, and then a movie, and finally evolving into an actual group) with the name the Stiff Dylans.
Yes, a little strange.
Sadly, this band did not have merchandise, and they operated far away- oversees shipping is very expensive.
So, they decided to do something about it, and figured out how to stencil.
Luckily, all the supplies were already lying around, except for teeshirts that ended up being pretty cheap!! (Yay for Old Navy and all their sales!)


First, they cut the design out in freezer paper. It took a ****ing long time- there are lots of details. (Elissa's, of course, looked much better then mine- this one is mine).


I enjoy macro too much- this is the stencil again!


Next comes the fun part- painting in the stencils. (After the boringness of ironing and all that blegh.) Half way there!!


Finally we were done! Now all we had to do was wait four hours for them to dry. Luckily, it was about midnight, and we just passed out as we waited.


An added photo of the two shirts together on the ironing board (our table). With all my books behind them, of course.


Next comes the very scary part of pulling off the stencil- will it look okay?!?!?!


Luckily, they turned out fantastically! This one's mine. As you can see, we had to do bridges in the D and the A, and no, we haven't bothered filling them in. Drying overnight, again? No thanks. We'll do it some other time. =) (Yeah, so we're lazy, so what??)

Next, the pictures of us wearing them! Warning: If you don't like PJ pants with AMAZING shirts to match, well. That sucks.


Elissa!


Me!!


And an extra one of them together.



I AM SO EXCITED!
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009 05:48:24 PM »

Wow, what an epic story  Tongue
Those look very cool. I've seen the movie but I never knew they were an actuall band
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009 05:53:50 PM »

ahahaha. from the angus thongs series? i heard there was a movie but i've yet to see it.
cute shirts! and what a great idea to make them.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009 05:58:43 PM »

awesome!!!! i reallly really really love it!!

great pics and awesome job!!!

<3

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009 06:13:36 PM »

These are "double cool with knobs". I've read nearly the entire Georgia Nicholson series (8 out of 9?), but I've yet to see the movie mentioned here in Hamburger-a-go-go land. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009 06:39:13 PM »

Awh wow, I didn't expect so many people commenting at a single time!! =D

whatshername- Thank you!! And they are! You can find their two songs (Ultraviolet and Ever Fall In Love) on youtube! Check them out!!

singmeasong12 - Thanks so much! We're actually so excited to wear them when school starts up again!

litebrite1919 - Thanks! I love my camera. It's new, er, ish. =)

kissthegirl - Haha! Yes! The ninth one is hard to find over here, I actually bought it when I was in England for the summer. Aha. And yeah, it's not actually out over here. My friend, who did the shirts with me, went over to England for March Break and picked it up there. Then we have the problem of having region 1 DVD players. Uggh. But we sorted it out and watched it on my Macbook. =)
You have to get creative to watch it, and I don't condone any pirating but uh -cough cough- youtube has it... -cough-

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009 06:24:48 PM »

wow.. i didnt know there was a movie.  if i can ever kick my mom off for two hours i might have to watch it!!! im sure you both got tons of compliments...they look so cool!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009 04:37:57 PM »

Ahaha.
Thanks so much!
Actually...
We got a lot of perverted jokes "stiff dylans"! And the fact that Elissa's boyfriends name is Dylan PROBABLY didn't help.
But when people found out we made them ourselves, well, the compliments did come. Kinda. xD
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