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« on: April 11, 2004 04:01:41 PM »

here is my latest reconstruction. i took an old  shirt that still fit great but had a worn out graphic and revamped it with a new image and a little lace. poof! voila! fresh for spring!

sorry about the huge pic - what is it with photobucket lately??

http://img48.photobucket.com/albums/v147/secondhandsmoke/shirt_reconst.jpg
old shirt made new
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new graphic over old (notice the little bow sewn onto the image)
http://img48.photobucket.com/albums/v147/secondhandsmoke/shirt_sleeve.jpg
hem tape isn't just for pants you know!
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2004 05:51:59 PM »

Really Cute!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2004 07:10:45 AM »

thanks!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2004 11:51:27 AM »

Love the bra patch and the bow on it! Very cute
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2004 10:53:57 AM »

kick ass.  Did you embroider the bra?

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2004 09:41:20 AM »

kick ass.  Did you embroider the bra?


no LOL, i wish, but my skills (and my patience) aren't quite THAT good! i prepped some fabric so it would run thru my printer by ironing it on to a piece of freezer paper, then printed from photoshop with my ink jet. then i heat set with some vinegar, fringed the edges, and attached it to the shirt. (this is the poor mans version of a gocco)
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2004 04:26:47 PM »

cuteness!
So, you heat set the ink print w/ vineager AFTER its printed???  Doesnt it bugger up the print?Huh  I tried printing on fabric with not so good (ink ran all over when dampened) result....
I smell a need for a printable fabrice tutorial.... Smiley  
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2004 09:51:37 AM »

welllllll... here's what i know about this process based on my experience. i think lothruin knows something about this too?? so maybe she would offer her 2 cents as well??

 the first time i did one i heat set with a damp cloth soaked in vinegar immediately after printing and yes - the edges of my print ran a bit. i guess the best way to discribe it is they bled out. fortunately for me i did that one on some cream muslin, so i was able to then dip the fabric into a batch of black cherry koolaid and tint the whole thing, which made the bleed hardly noticable at all. (note: black ink bleeds out a little pinkish purple - black cherry koolaid is a great match.) the second one i did i heat set it with the iron first to make sure it was good and dry, and then when i used the vinegar (you put it on a separate cloth which you lay on top of whatever you are setting) i made sure the cloth was thinner and just barely DAMP. in other words, just enough vinegar to set it, but not so much that it would get it wet. also, i used a dr iron. you don't want to produce a whole lot of steam with your iron as sometimes that will cause it to run as well, and finally - i've had good luck putting a piece of absorbant cloth under the image before vinegar setting. that way if there is a little to much moisture it gets soaked into the cloth quickly instead of spreading out all over your image and bleeding your ink.

hope that helps!
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2004 09:50:50 PM »

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i prepped some fabric so it would run thru my printer by ironing it on to a piece of freezer paper, then printed from photoshop with my ink jet.  
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hi. i was just wondering what freezer paper was and where i could get some.  Huh
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2004 06:10:09 AM »

freezer paper is this stuff made for wrapping food before you put it in the freezer but it's great for craft stuff too. you can get it in the grocery, usually by the foil and plastic wrap. the stuff i used is made by reynolds. it has directions for ironing it onto fabric on the box. Grin
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2004 04:44:36 PM »

COOL.
I am going to give the printing on fabric thing another go - prolly tonight!  The directions on setting with the vinegar cloth sound easy enough...  The only other issue I had when I tried this the first time was that my printer pulled the paper/fabric REALLY fast at first and it got bunched up in the printer half way through. Tongue Maybe I needed to iron it on to the paper better?

BTW- I make my patterns out of freezer paper.  You can draw on the paper side and they dont rip really easy, so they last longer.... (random tip) Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2004 07:39:03 PM »

Ok, I tried this.
The problem I was having apparently was the front roller things werent feeding the paper through because it was curling.
I got it to work, though, after figureing out that issue.
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I must not be getting something about vinegar setting.
I took my piece of printed fabric and put it on the ironing board.  Forogot about the absorbant material underneath part.... but then, I dipped a scrap of fabric into vinegar and squeezed it out.  It was good and damp, but not soaking.  I placed it over the image and ironed til dry.  Some spots bled, but that was prolly due to the no absorbant fabric underneath bit... Then I water tested it to see how it did.  I dripped some water on a few spots (figuring it was screwed anyway due to the bleeding that already happened.)  and it bled like mad.  What am I missing?

There is this stuff called bubble jet set you can buy but I heard that your images fade badly if you use that stuff and its like $20.  and vinegar is in my pantry....  Smiley
advice?  shoudl I take this to a different topic? I totally hijacked the thread about this super cute shirt...  sorry...  
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2004 08:08:05 PM »

no - no apology necc. does anybody have any advice? has anybody else had this probelm? i did mine exactly as i stated and had no problems. did you iron the image dry first? i don't know. i wish i could be more help. i'm so sorry it didn't work for you. maybe it is the fabric i'm using? or maybe it is my printer? i don't know. anybody?? Huh
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2004 11:33:18 AM »

Didnt even think about it bieng the printer...  My printer (Canon i9100) uses a different type of ink than  say Espon or Hp... Canon uses alcohol based inks, where everyone else uses water based... but that shouldnt effect it, should it??  Considering that I work at a computer store... thinking of calling Canon...
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2004 08:33:58 PM »

yep i have an hp so i dunno... but i havnt tried this yet! hopefully i will sometime! as i have a very long to-do list! haha
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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2004 11:24:07 AM »

awesome! that little bra is so cute! the bow is a perfect touch
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2005 05:38:00 PM »

i LOVE that shirt.  wonderful work!
what kind of fabric is the bra printed on? is it sheer? i cant really tell.  also when you say you put the fabric on the freezer paper.  did you just iron it on then feed it through your printer?
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