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« on: October 06, 2013 07:49:35 PM »

In the Back to Hogwarts 4 Swap, I really wanted to make my partner something useful. I ended up buying a sweatshirt and using freezer paper stencils to make her a house pride shirt.


I had my daughter try it on so I could make sure the letter placement down the sleeve was ok.



The crest is obviously not a true house crest. It's modified from one I found online.


 The font is called Lumos - a free Harry Potter font I found online. And seriously... no idea why the picture is upside down on here. It's upside right in my picture folder... And I have tried flipping it and it just won't post flipped. Amazing Mod wanna rescue me?

It took three applications of the yellow screen printing paint to get the yellow bright enough against the black. After the first application, I was like, "Uh oh..." It looked as though I had spilled mustard on a shirt and hastily wiped it off. I was seriously worried!

Any tips on working with bright colors on dark sweatshirts? All three of my kids want a house pride sweatshirt now...
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013 11:37:22 PM »

Any tips on working with bright colors on dark sweatshirts? All three of my kids want a house pride sweatshirt now...

Not sure the stencil paint your are using, if it is acrylic based, you could try a white paint undercoating of the same kind, first. And let dry thouroughly. It soaks into the pigments of the garment, and makes a waxy coating.It would still need a second coat of your actual finished color, though. But might save you from a third.

Not sure your fabric, either, but more cotton is better to take and retain color, even though it has a tendancy to "bleed" the color a bit. Polyester wants to resist color.

Maybe experiment with some old clothes you have, first? Just ideas. I am full of them  Cheesy

Hope this helps!

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013 01:04:52 AM »

Love it! Too bad I'm not one of your kids, I would have gotten one.
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013 08:55:47 AM »

Agreed! I wish I was your kid! I want a hufflepuff one!
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013 02:34:55 PM »

Thank you, LimeRiot, for flipping my pic. That was aggravating me! I tried it every way I could think of but it kept flipping when I posted.

Thank you, stillatthetop! The sweatshirt was mostly cotton, I think... The paint was by Deval. I will definitely try your tips. Much appreciated!
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2013 08:18:54 AM »

I LOVE this!  Great job.  I want a gryffindor one!  I really like the modified house crest great idea.

As for the painting on dark fabric I agree with stillatthetop I always lay down a coat of white acrylic with fabric medium added to it.  It makes the colors go on easier. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013 12:18:28 PM »

Huzzah Hufflepuff!
What a fab sweatshirt! Grin
Love the Puff Crest you created.

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013 10:17:53 AM »

As the proud recipient of this item I've gotta say...
I've gotten so many compliments from people: people I know AND complete strangers on the street!

I love it so much and have been wearing the stuffing out of it!
(there's no actual stuffing  Grin)

 
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014 06:39:33 AM »

It looks amazing. Smiley Great job!
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