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« on: August 30, 2009 02:21:28 PM »

Edit: It turned out pretty well, here's the finished post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320467.msg3693464#msg3693464


I have a slight dilemma.

I am going to be a TA in some science courses at my university, and I want my lab coat to be awesome (leftover effect from when I was an art major I suppose), and I would like to try freezer-paper stenciling tribal-esque wings on the back of it (I tried it before on a t-shirt and liked it http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252225.msg2806728#msg2806728).

The trouble with that is, the polyester fabric is textured, and the last time I tried to stencil my name on the coat, I got blurry results. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=270471.msg3052150#msg3052150

I tried it before on a similar fabric and the blurring was even worse.


So how do I do an image transfer onto my lab coat without the blurring? I don't really want to just freehand it with sharpie. Anyone have advice?
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009 02:54:39 PM »

Maybe you need to use a really really dry brush with the paint and maybe do a few layers to keep it from bleeding out.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009 03:52:56 AM »

I am sorry I can't help you with your question, but did you post a picture of the completed project?  I'd like to see it if possible.

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Never mind, I didn't think to search before I asked.  I saw your other post of your lab coat with wings and I really really like it!
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009 12:27:52 PM »

I am sorry I can't help you with your question, but did you post a picture of the completed project?  I'd like to see it if possible.

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Never mind, I didn't think to search before I asked.  I saw your other post of your lab coat with wings and I really really like it!

Thanks for looking  Smiley I'm glad you like it!
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009 08:35:57 PM »

It never dawned on me to do this, what a brilliant idea! I have a white OSHA lab coat for work (dental hygiene) I wonder if I could do something similar? I'll have to keep it in mind! I wish I had a suggestion to keep it from bleeding :-(
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009 01:47:23 PM »

It never dawned on me to do this, what a brilliant idea! I have a white OSHA lab coat for work (dental hygiene) I wonder if I could do something similar? I'll have to keep it in mind! I wish I had a suggestion to keep it from bleeding :-(

Well, turns out that it didn't bleed, though I got some really uneven edges.

If your work doesn't mind such things, totally go for it! When people at school notice my wings they tend to smile. of course, I am an undergraduate and we don't have to look remotely professional.
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