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« on: July 30, 2010 05:26:02 AM »

this was my first real foray into stenciling and i'm really happy with how it turned out.  i made this shirt for a swap partner.  she is a very sweet, very hardcore trekkie  Smiley

the shirt was inspired by fellow craftster, schonwiedersamstag - thanks for the inspiration!!



and here's how i did it:

i found this photo and using gimpshop, changed it to greyscale, then played with the contrast until it was black & white (you can also use photoshop)


i didn't have any freezer paper, so i printed the image onto regular printer paper.  then i used a sharpie to freehand most of the lines so that they would look nice and crisp when cut out.

here is the stencil after i cut it out


to prevent the paint from seeping under the stencil, i sprayed the back of the it with elmer's craft bond spray adhesive.  i let it dry for about 5 minutes so it wouldn't attempt to permanently bond itself to the shirt (this adhesive is some sticky stuff when it's wet!)

i mixed some black acrylic paint with some textile medium, and went to work.
let it dry for around 24 hours, then heat set with a hair dryer since my iron stopped working. 

a little paint found its way under some portions of the stencil, but i'm really thrilled with the overall outcome!

i think my proudest moment was when my father came over and saw the shirt out while it was drying and:
#1. thought it was store bought
#2. immediately knew it was from the new star trek movie



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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010 05:56:32 AM »

AMAZING!
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010 06:18:09 AM »

love this!  You did a great job, I knew exactly who it was on the thumbnail Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010 06:20:42 AM »

wowzer this is AWESOME! very very tidy work on that stencil, i'm impressed!
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010 08:26:05 AM »

thanks for the compliments!

i'm wondering, do you any of you have a technique or tip so that the stencil may be used multiple times?  i'm thinking acetate instead of paper, but i'm not sure how well it will prevent paint seepage on fabric.....

(ps, i love your avatar pops!  Smiley )
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