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« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2004 07:46:58 PM »

For those of you who don't have Photoshop, try going to your local library and using their computers... they sometimes have it loaded. If that doesn't work out, a local community college might let you use their computer lab.
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« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2004 01:23:07 PM »

Question...

I'm new at this, and I haven't tried stencilling yet but I really want to, it looks soooo cool!

Okay well, when I wanna print out my design....does it matter what kind of stuff I print it on? Like, what would work best.. regular transparency from office max, or acetate (something like that, how would I find that?) I don't know...

And also, what's the best kind of paint to use? I think I read around here acrylic paint.

Thanks!
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« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2004 02:53:32 PM »

I think if you read through the rest of this thread, you will find answers to your questions!
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« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2004 11:30:33 AM »

I just found out that Google has an actual google images search.

I found some great photos of people and things I'd like to use for stencils.  Especially some ideas I've had about making construction t-shirts for girls!

I also like imdb for pix of actresses and actors and such.  There's a really great picture of Maggie Gyllenhaal on there that I'd love to use...but is it weird to use a photo of a current young actress?  Like a nouveau indie classic?
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« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2004 12:19:45 PM »

I just found out that Google has an actual google images search.

I found some great photos of people and things I'd like to use for stencils.  Especially some ideas I've had about making construction t-shirts for girls!

I also like imdb for pix of actresses and actors and such.  There's a really great picture of Maggie Gyllenhaal on there that I'd love to use...but is it weird to use a photo of a current young actress?  Like a nouveau indie classic?

that would be uber hip and really unusual!! cos everyone else is doing the vintage thing... you should go for it. and let us see pics!!

am loving the google image search, too. only just discovered it a few months back (another thanks to craftster!)
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« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2004 02:45:48 PM »

absolutely gorgeous and positively inspiring. this newbie is happy to have discovered crafster.org.

I too have a question about the acrylic-vinegar set--do you iron over the towel when it's wet of vinegar, or do you let it dry a little?

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« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2004 08:36:49 AM »

By the way, for those of you who don't have photoshop- you can download a trial copy here:
http://www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/main.jsp


I'm not sure how long the trial period is, but it should be long enough to make a bunch of stencil images.

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« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2004 09:14:04 AM »

A few additions to the great information posted to this thread:

At most craft stores you should be able to find stencil glue (Ive seen it in both spray and applicator form), which is strong enough to keep a stencil in place but low tack enough that it wont harm the surface being decorated.

Using acetate (or a transparency) instead of card for your stencil will help reduce bleeding.

You can turn most pictures high contrast by playing with them on a photocopy machine.  It takes at least a couple of generations (making a copy of a copy of a copy, etc.), if not more, but can yield excellent results.

Also, using Microsoft Word you can paste a picture into a "blank" document and easily adjust it to black and white which will give you a high contrast image.  Click on the image to highlight it and a new little toolbar called Picture will open.  Click the button for color (in my version of Word its the second from the left) and choose black & white.  The photo will intantly turn high contrast.  Make the image whatever size you want by clicking on one corner and dragging out or in.  I did this with the same picture yardenxanthe found on imdb:

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Easy peasy!
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« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2004 10:36:41 PM »

^^^I did some exploring on WordPerfect, the program I use, and figured out that you can do it on WP, too. Thanks, I probably would have never even tried  Tongue.

For WordPerfect:
Highlight the image, right click and select "edit image." Then go to "image tools" under the "Tools" menu, and play around with the contrast and the "Black and White" option until you get what you want.


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« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2004 10:42:11 PM »

ACK!!!! I wanna try this stuff sooo bad!

Not having a printer SUX bum!
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