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« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2006 08:19:34 PM »

you can use plain acrylic paint too if you want to experiment. some people add fabric medium, but i don't bother.
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« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2006 04:06:53 PM »

that is sweeet Chubaca rules!!
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« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2006 04:32:09 PM »

i tried this method earlier this week, it was interesting.  i did 2 designs, one was a billy joel t shirt, in honor of the concert.  that came out pretty well, except i didn't apply quite enough paint.  it was on a ribbed tank top so it came out kind of stretched, which it thought was fine, a little artistic/homemade.  also "artistic" was the fact that i did the letters backwards. by accident. anyways, the other was an emu on a canvas bag. which failed. miserably.

i used only stuff i had at home at the time (my screen was 5 year old ballet stockings, my glue was anti fray stuff) so i was impressed that they even came out at all....
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« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2006 08:40:20 AM »

I ran across this thread soon after I joined in at the end of July. It was the first project I tried from here. I have done four shirts so far all with great results. I bought a sheer stiff curtain type fabric I found in the dollar bin at walmart, modge podge, and a cheap sponge brush to apply plain ol acrylic paint. (i even used metallic paint) I bought the cheaper supplies incase I crashed and burned. They all turned out great. I did a couple band tees for a local band that I LOVE and a shirt for my sister for her birthday. Its a little time consuming to get the modge podge on just right but otherwise its awesome. I have already used a couple screens over and the second time worked just as great as the first. YAYAAYAY!

Okay, I'm loving the acrylic paint as a stand-in for screen printing ink. One question - how do you "set" the paint? Iron over parchment paper? Hairdryer? I'd love to what worked for you! Smiley
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« Reply #54 on: April 28, 2006 07:36:25 AM »

One question - how do you "set" the paint? Iron over parchment paper? Hairdryer? I'd love to what worked for you! Smiley

i've used both of those methods and they work equally well. i also did a bunch of fabric patches on cookie sheets in a 325F oven for about 5 minutes. this was less successful because the canvas ones looked slightly "toasted".
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« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2006 09:59:07 AM »

Has anyone tried this process but using different colors?  I've got a few things in mind I'd like to try, but they mostly have 1-3 colors in them.  Do you think it would work by maybe doing one color, let it dry and then do another one...etc? 

I can't wait to start gathering supplies to try this!
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« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2006 04:15:02 PM »

I tried this process at first using nylons which works sort of.  But they are too stretchy if there are big spaces that aren't modge podged over.  The screen moves around too much and the image gets blurry.  Plus its really hard to draw your design onto because of the stretchiness.  I bought some fine mesh tulle at joanne's yesterday and it worked so much better.  Also I finally found the speedball fabric ink which covers much better on dark colors than the fabric paint I could find at joanne's or michaels.
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