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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2010 05:16:44 AM »

The photohoot pictures really bring it to life.  It's amazing!
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2010 05:51:37 AM »

very nice! I loved the first picture too but when I saw the finished piece, I was like: oooh! that's soo coooool!
A little question, how did you transfer those photographs on the fabric? I knew you could print on fabric but well I don't think you put the dress through a printer right?
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2010 05:52:38 AM »

Wow! I love it so much. I waaaant it. Actually what I REALLY want is your sewing skills. Great job!
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2010 06:01:20 AM »

Riechan - The prints were done by photocopying (sooooo many!!) photographs and then placing them face down on the fabric, and sort of ... rubbing and pressing them with some paper towel saturated with paint thinner. Sort of like transferring a temporary tattoo.

There was a lot of paint thinner!

The photos came out in reverse, obviously, because I did NOT have time to scan, flip, print, photocopy, AND transfer all the photos! It might be worth doing on a smaller project - or if you had more time than I did Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2010 06:12:15 AM »

I love the finished piece!  The transfer process sounds nasty though..... Tongue
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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2010 06:15:07 AM »

Ludi - Hard on the hands, (despite gloves!) nose and, er ... brain cells! haha Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2010 06:25:45 AM »

If you do more of these, I hope you will come up with a safer process!

I think this design concept is definitely worth pursuing in more pieces.
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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2010 06:36:43 AM »

Riechan - The prints were done by photocopying (sooooo many!!) photographs and then placing them face down on the fabric, and sort of ... rubbing and pressing them with some paper towel saturated with paint thinner. Sort of like transferring a temporary tattoo.

There was a lot of paint thinner!

The photos came out in reverse, obviously, because I did NOT have time to scan, flip, print, photocopy, AND transfer all the photos! It might be worth doing on a smaller project - or if you had more time than I did Smiley
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aah! I tried that one time... didn't work out so well... I used the dull end of a paint brush to rub the paint thinner in the paper and fabric. I might have to try this technique again although I can't stand the smell (give migraine) oh wait! I bought one that doesn't smell! (adds another project to her list Wink )
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« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2010 06:47:18 AM »

Ludi - It's all about suffering for your art! Hahaha Smiley

Riechan - the key is to press really hard and try your best not to move the image while your printing it! Cheesy

There's paint thinner that doesn't smell!?!? Wish I'd know about this a few hundred pictures ago ...  Wink
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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2010 06:48:34 AM »

WICKED!!!! Brilliant!!!!! Lovvvvve it!
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