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« on: February 20, 2010 08:58:31 AM »

I'm sending a new baby gift to friends who have 3 other boys so of course I have to include something for each of them! I think these turned out pretty good, I found all the images in google searches so I'm not totally sure where they all came from.

The 16 y/o is into beatboxing and sound mixing, this thing looked cool to me.


The 14 y/o is into Star Wars (someone linked me to the site with this stencil in the big thread of shared patterns).


The 8 y/o loved Kung Fu and I am tired of the whole KF Panda thing. I saw some shirts similar to this on sale online but am of the mind that if you like something and can make it yourself, you should!
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010 09:25:35 AM »

These look great!  I love the beat box one.  I have several friends who I'm sure would love it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010 10:21:38 AM »

Thank you! So, it's cool then? I don't know anything about that culture, I was totally guessing when I picked that design out.
I made one small change, I outlined the bottom left button with a black sharpie to make it pop, it's subtle but it looks better.

You know, it wasn't hard to do only time consuming to draft it all evenly, cut it and lay it out flat for pressing (the stencil was all woogly and curling up all over the place!). If you have friends who would like it, give it a go! I suggest making the stencil in separate panels so that when you peel them off they don't shred and you can use them more than once. It was hard to get them to stay stuck down too at that size, smaller is more manageable.

Oh, and I used at least two thin layers of white on everything before the final layer of colour to make sure it was bright and solid with no black showing through. The paint is thicker than any other stencil I've done but the fabric medium has kept it totally flexible. It'll hold up.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010 04:59:24 PM »

I'd bet the stencil for the beatbox took a LONG time to cut out.  That's some commitment! 
And, these stencils looks excellent!  I would have guessed they were screen printed.
Great job, and I bet the boys loved them.
That's a great tip about priming with 2 layers of white before adding any color.  I've never tried that with black paint before, but I will now.
Thanks!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010 07:49:27 PM »

ACK! Oh NO! Don't prime for black paint with a layer of white, that would be bad. I primed with white on the black fabric so the lighter colours wouldn't show any black fabric through them. It works best when you are going to paint a lighter colour onto a darker shirt.

And yes, the stencil took a while to cut. A while to draft it out evenly too. I haven't sent them yet though so we'll see if the guys like them, I hope they will!
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010 10:39:08 PM »

Oops.  I won't prime with white under the black paint.  Yay!
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