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« on: December 28, 2011 11:29:42 AM »

I love making shirts for the men in my family.  This year, I got my husband's brother for our Christmas gift exchange.  He has actually been making me requests for crafty things, and it has blown my mind!  No one asks me for handmade stuff!  So when they do, I get super excited!  I have a list on my phone for present ideas.  Whenever anyone makes a suggestion I pull out my phone and immediately type it in so I won't forget (because I will).  I had one of his shirt ideas in my phone since May.  Rambling!  Onto the shirts!  These are done in the freezer paper stenciling method.

BACON!!!!  Its on the left top of the shirt.  I love how it turned out.  And now, progress shots!

Here is the first layer applied.  The lovely fatty layer.  ^_^

The meaty, chewy layer now, less the paint.

Now with paint!  After that I went through with a paint brush and added the thin black lines.

And here is the shirt that he had requested:  Meat is murder.  Tasty, tasty murder.

Progress shots!

I started with the meaty part of the steak.  Here is the first layer of freezer paper down and ready for some red paint.

Red paint is down!

Tada!  Meaty part!

Next I did the fatty layer on the top.  Here is the freezer paper down and awaiting the white paint.

White paint is down!

Tada!  It is looking more and more tasty!

Next is the side fatty layer that I did in a pale yellow paint.

And here it is!  Now it just needs black and some writing.

The freezer paper for the black layer is down.

With black paint now.

Here's the black layer.  It now just needs to be cleaned up and more black lines to be added with a paint brush.  I generally don't do lines with the freezer paper because it doesn't come out as clean and nice as it would if its just painted on.

Here is the words layer.  I started painting when I realized that I hadn't gotten a shot of just the freezer paper on.  Meh. 

Black paint is on.

Then I added the lines and TADA!  Shirt! 

Thanks for looking!


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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011 01:56:56 PM »

Those are so totally awesome. It's boggling my mind a bit on the layered stencils. Do you cut out two different stencils or do you cut more on the same stencil after you paint one layer?

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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011 02:01:03 PM »

You have to cut different stencils.  I generally cut a stencil for each color I want to do.  Once you iron on the freezer paper, it generally won't iron back on after you use it.  So, you have to cut a whole new stencil.

And thanks for compliment! ^_^

« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011 11:11:07 AM »

as a true blue meatarian, I LOVE that shirt.

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012 12:28:40 PM »

 That looks so professional! I love it! The bacon is my favorite. I think of Homer with, "Unexplained bacon". LOL!

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012 11:51:57 AM »

YAY YAY!!!  Thanks so much!  ^_^

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012 12:58:01 PM »

As a carnivore and a crafter, I love these shirts! Great job and congrats on "Best of"!

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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012 04:25:09 PM »

I love the steak shirt!! I'm adding it to my long, long list of cool things to do!
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2013 04:52:45 AM »

Wow. How totally cool. And the details on the steak, and lettering? Outrageous. I would rock you, but I see you already got the award. You deserve it.

Just an idea...for a future project. If you use a thicker plastic for your stencils...instead of freezer paper...which works good, but usually only has one go around...the thicker plastic would allow you to re-use them. Even as thin as the book sleeve pages for binders can be used, and re-used if washed off. Just a suggestion. Grin The rest of the family will want some of these when they see them!


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