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jenna_alive
« on: March 28, 2007 09:33:59 PM »

As most first projects are, this one was plagued by mishaps, starting from an extremely crappy experience with extremely crappy Michaels employees, to an iron that has some sort of awful black stuff on it.  I didn't get the tote size, shape, or color I initially wanted, but in the end, things turned out pretty okay.

This was, um, ambitious for a first stencil.  Man, oh man, that was quite a bit of cutting.




Now, I really want to lay the stencil down again and do, like, a slight off impression of it all in white, so the black looks like a drop shadow.  The general consensus seems to be that these are one time use stencils though, huh?  That seems like an awful waste!

Anyways, it still feels unfinished.  Can anyone think of embellishment ideas that don't require me to do epic battle with my sewing machine, of whom I'm not very fond and the feeling is mutual?

Thanks for taking a peek!
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007 10:25:24 PM »

Nice work!  Smiley I always feel bummed when I toss a hard earned stencil at the end of a project, too.  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007 10:44:50 PM »

Nice work!  Smiley I always feel bummed when I toss a hard earned stencil at the end of a project, too.  Undecided

Yeah, I'm thinking that freezer paper stenciling may not be for me.  I'm happy with the crispy edges, but I don't really get along with irons, and the immediate tossing is a big letdown for me.

I think I'm going to try the acetate/temp spray mount method next time.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007 11:36:17 PM »

Great job!  I can only imagine how much work went into this.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2007 12:50:54 AM »

Wow. I'd totally leave it as it is. I think the stencil works great on the fabric, and I like the stark image on the unicoloured fabric. It has such an impact. I wouldn't alter it at all. Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2007 07:14:34 AM »

...that's a pretty awesome first stencil.
i work with the acetate/spray adhesive and i get good results and..get to archive my stencils. I say go with that...the only downside is it can get kind of costly if you're doing bigger designs/multiple layered stencils but ya know, the results are worth it in the end.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2007 10:51:22 AM »

...that's a pretty awesome first stencil.
i work with the acetate/spray adhesive and i get good results and..get to archive my stencils. I say go with that...the only downside is it can get kind of costly if you're doing bigger designs/multiple layered stencils but ya know, the results are worth it in the end.

What kind of spray adhesive do you use?  Does it wash off the acetate or does it just kind of stay sticky forever?
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007 04:30:53 PM »

Well I've been able to reuse freezer paper stencils before, I know a guy who used his quite a few times...
but I do think it looks great as is.
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2007 08:11:57 AM »

Yeah, I always reuse my freezer stencils, and have never had a problem. But it looks really cool, I like the black on ultra bright.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2007 07:07:48 PM »

Yours looks MUCH better that my first. I have yet to get a really good edge with freezer paper, I end up having to do tons of touch-ups. I'm interested in the acetate/adhesive thing mentioned.  Is there a tute for it somewhere? I've used regular spray adhesive with cardstock and overhead plastic, the edges are crisp but when I peel it off it usually tears.
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