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« on: May 25, 2007 04:46:04 PM »

So, a while back, a question was asked about stretching earlobes, and I jotted down several successful ways to stretch your ears on the cheap. My all-time favorite, and the one I have personally had the most success with is the plumber's tape method. Plumber's tape is a thin ribbon of teflon for those that do not know. It is entirely non-adhesive, so I didn't have an allergic reaction to it.
Basically, you wrap your earrings/plugs a couple rounds and pop 'em back in, little bits at a time, your ears will get bigger! Smiley

Anyways, roxybadoxy msg'd me, asking about this method, and we ended up setting up a personal swap for some plumber's tape. I felt that I'd be a major cheap-wad if all I did was send her a 69 cent item in an envelope, so I decided to make her something from her wists (as well as some plugs in various sizes)

She had a plethora of items to browse, but on limited craft-time (this was done during the process of packing, moving and unpacking in two different cities), I decided that she MUST have an owl shirt! She had a beautiful hoodie, tank, t-shirt and some bags. There was a theme...

So, I present you my first successful attempt at stenciling! The "O RLY" T!!!!

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I found the image, printed it and taped it to some waxed paper. I traced the bulky parts that I thought would represent the shape best in monochrome, and set up my cutting board and x-acto. A simple brush of fabric tint used without diluting and you get a beautiful image on an otherwise plain t-shirt!

Any comments/criticisms are welcome! I'd love to do more simple recons like this, but I'd also like to improve my techniques...
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007 05:57:27 PM »

i love it
the eyes reallly stand out

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007 06:38:12 PM »

Super cool - I really like how the owl is off center.

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007 11:12:29 PM »


That's a really cute shirt.  I'm going to have to venture into stenciling, to make something awesome like this.

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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2007 03:56:53 AM »

WHO who WHo did an awesome T-SHIRT?

You did !!!

"Youre a Rusty Nail, a Beef Stew, A Lugaroo. Thats Gangsta talk for a Nobody!"

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007 03:36:20 AM »

Such a cool design.
It all looks really well done Smiley
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