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« on: January 26, 2012 05:29:05 PM »

I did not want to cut out a freezer paper stencil for the image on the easy-peasy-to-sew pillowcase below, so I decided to try out fabric pens. The ink seemed to hold up well in the wash so I printed out the image on paper, put it under the fabric, traced, colored in then sewed it up:



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One person really wanted a character...Toph I think? From Avatar (not the blue one). We both wanted something more skintone-ish than the stark sheet so I grabbed some muslin. Not the best but not bad:


One downside to the pens was it made the fabric kind of stiff. Still, pretty good and a lot easier than chopping out freezer paper stencils.

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012 05:36:32 PM »

What a cute idea!!  I have fabric pens and have used them a couple times, but this looks like a lot more fun!!  I love the idea of printing out the photo then tracing it through the fabric!  Love the FMA one & Toph  btw Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012 10:24:00 PM »

Cute pillowcases! About the pens making the fabric stiffer, have you tried sharpies? I've tried them on shirts and they don't stiffen the fabric. Just make sure to set them with iron. They do fade a bit in the wash, though, even with heat setting.
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012 10:32:19 PM »

SAWEET!!!! pillows Cheesy
even if they are a bit stiff those look more like throw pillows that everyone is to scared to use or sit by anyways hehehe

yet another project to add to my ever growing list Cheesy
Thanks and keep up the awesome work!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012 06:36:51 AM »

Cannot imagine cutting out a stencil for the transmutation circle!! Good call on using the pens instead! And they all turned out so well! I love the FMA and Land Before Time ones especially Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012 08:52:35 AM »

Thanks guys!

I did think about sharpies, but when I tested them out the tip was too big for me to get some smaller details clearly drawn.

BTW except for Toph's earmuff-things I used brush tipped fabric markers. You can blend the colors a bit (like on Little Foot on the Land before Time one) just let the 1st color dry in before adding the next or it'll get too wet and bleed. Run an iron (no steam) over it to speed up the process. For the earmuff-y things I used a white fabric paint pen.
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