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« on: November 12, 2007 06:07:52 AM »

Hey guys, I keep having this problem when I'm stenciling where the paint bleeds through to the inside of the shirt...is there any way to prevent this? Am I just pressing too hard or using too much paint or something? Also, I want the end result to be soft and smooth, is there a certain kind of paint I should use, or technique?


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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007 06:43:20 AM »

I had this for the first few runs and it's funny b/c nobody reall thinks to mentions putting something inside the shirt.  I used cardboard for a while, but noticed some paints wouldnt absorb into the cardboard as easily, causing the paint to 'pool' on the shirt and just make a glob.  Now i use a thin piece of flat, clean wood; kinda bout the size of a thin chopping board, one that will fit inside the shirt with lots of room.  I wrapped mine with masking tape to prevent any sharp edges from tearing the shirt. plus, if paint sticks to the board/tape (which only happens if i apply way too much) i can tape over it.  this might be funky ways of doing it, but that's how i rumble

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007 01:13:12 PM »

I usually stick a transparency or similar between the front and back of the shirt because the paint does seep through.

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2007 10:54:12 PM »

put carboard inside the shirt or whatever it is that you are making
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