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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2008 09:59:55 AM »

i printed them on a piece of card stock paper and cut out rectangles around them, like any stencil. then to make them reusable i covered the front and back with packaging tape (the clear kind). and then i cut out the stencils with an xacto and sprayed the back with a stencil adhesive-- the kind that says it can be picked up and repositioned as needed. i used textile medium and acrylic paint and then as soon as it was a little bit dry i peeled the stencil off and wiped it off with a wet paper towel, so that when i stuck it down on another shirt it wouldn't bleed. then i just resprayed with adhesive and repeated, and the stencils are still in perfect condition to be used at least ten more times. if a little piece looks like it's going to fall off (RP's face is a little flimsy), i plan to use a little more packaging tape to secure where the bit is connected to the bulk of the stencil.

Hmm, I wonder if it would be any easier or more effective to use, like, contact paper instead of packaging tape? I've had trouble with smooth surfaces of packaging tape in the past. Or maybe a combination of the two.

But thanks for the directions!

i thought about that but i have had problems with contact paper not being so sticky. the great thing about packaging tape is it's really thin and really sticky so you don't have to worry about the blade pulling up bits of the tape. also you don't have to worry about bits of paint getting between the layers and making it ripple. give it a try, though-- it couldnt hurt!

(and about the smooth surface problem, i know what you mean. i just laid the strips of tape flat, sticky side up on a table, and then pushed the stencil down quickly and used the handle of a scissor to push out any air bubbles. they weren't totally flat but the bits that weren't didn't seem to make a difference on the stencil)

OH that probably works so much better! hahah. I haven't used tape to cover anything in a long time, but when I did it as a fake laminate when I was younger, I always put it on top of the item I was covering rather than lay the tape down. I suppose they're all sort of time sensitive & require a bit of practice, but that sounds like it'd be wayyyy more effective.

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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2008 09:30:14 PM »

Very clever design.

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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012 10:56:28 PM »

Very Awesome.  He's quite still in too, so wear the shirts!  <3
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