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« on: December 24, 2009 05:11:24 PM »

I hope that this is the right board, and that no one has posted this before me!

Here's the story: Recently (yesterday), I was working on a freezer paper stencil t-shirt for my big brother. I had taken necessary precautions, so that the paint wouldn't bleed to the other side, but I encountered another problem. The paint had bled on to, and incidentally, stuck to the newspaper, so parts of the newspaper were actually affixed to the shirt where the design was. I'm pretty sure that the newspaper will come off in the wash (I hope), but the whole thing got pretty darn messy.

So I propose this (and I did it today, with wonderful results):
Instead of using newspaper under the first layer of your shirt, use more freezer paper!
This helps in a lot of ways. If you put it plastic side up, and iron the shirt, it attaches itself to the shirt, just like the stencil would, and it stablizes it so the shirt doesn't move or wrinkle up at all when you paint. Also, it comes off of the shirt so much more cleanly than anything else I've used, because the plastic isn't as weak as other paper.

I hope that this tip helps you guys, because I know that it has helped me tremendously!
-Melanie (:
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010 09:24:17 PM »

This did help alot, thanks. Where did you buy your freezer paper?

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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010 05:33:34 AM »

could it also be that you are going heavy on the paint too?  I use newspaper (well, whatever happens to be on hand, which mostly is newspaper).  But I don't have the same problem - but I use a couple of lighter coats of paint.

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