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Topic: MAKING A SHIRT PART DEUX  (Read 2626 times)
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« on: January 08, 2004 02:06:03 PM »

Ok...got one shirt made...looks quite rad...no pics tho, my camera is BUSTED!! I used a long quote...i cant even remember which one it was lol (I'm slow) and made it so the writing is all different sizes...and it was cool. So thanks Smiley
AAnyway, I'm making my VERY SECOND shirt (A pajama top) and i was wondering...HOW HOW HOW do you stencil?Huh?? Do you have any tips, websites to try, fabirc paint brands or anythng else? Yep, I dont make much stuff.I did however start on a white/red striped scarf yesterday...and i like it Smiley Thanks in advance for all yur help Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2004 02:56:21 PM »

you may want to try a technique more like screenprinting, as opposed to the way you'd stencil on a wall or something.

1. put a piece of cardboard between the layers of fabric, so the paint doesn't go through.
2. staple your screen (sheer fabric from the remnant bin, or unwanted nylons) onto a frame (a picture frame with guts removed will work, or frame for stretching canvas).
3. tape the stencil to the fabric VERY securely.
4. lay it on the shirt where you want it.
5. squeeze a thick line of paint across one end of your stencil (before the picture begins).
6. pull the paint across the stencil with a squeegee.  do this only once so you don't get blurry lines.  
(i got a squeegee for $1 at target yesterday, in the aisle with brooms and sponges.  if you're a thief, you can steal one from a gas station.)

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