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« on: August 14, 2007 02:37:43 PM »

okay...so i've been wanting to stencil on shirts for awhile now.. and there are a couple things i don't get-
-how do you work those floating islands into your stencil
(sorry if i'm not making sense)
do you just have to make two stencils for the same picture?
-also....all i have at my house right now is acrilic paint...is there anything i could find lying around the house that would maybe mix with it or something to make it work? i can't drive...so i can't get to stores often without severly annoying my parents.
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007 05:37:58 PM »

1.) You are talking about islands/bridges. Islands are pieces of the stencil that will fall out if the surrounding area is cut out. The bridge is a part of the stencil that leaves the pieces intact, and when you are done, you paint over it.

2.) You don't have to make two stencils, but it's good to have a spare.

3.) There is a cheap medium base to add to other paints to make them usable with fabrics. However, I doubt you have it at your house.

Hope this helps.
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2007 05:01:35 PM »

it does help a little!
i wasn't smart enough to figure out you could just paint over it...wow
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007 01:04:59 PM »

As I don't like working with bridges, I always cut the part out
and stick it where it belongs according to the original picture.
So I don't have to paint over the bridges later.
This works good with easier stencils.

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