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Topic: Racecar blanket...for big boys!  (Read 1090 times)
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« on: March 19, 2011 04:54:22 PM »

I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS THE RIGHT BOARD!!!  if it's in the wrong place I will gladly move it, just let me know Smiley

Alright, it finally got sunny enough to take pictures of this project! I made this blanket about a month ago as an anniversary present for my boy, who is obsessed with cars and top gear Smiley.  I had a heck of a time with it too :/  The blanket is bought (it's kohls brand, got at goodwill for like 5$), The pattern I put on it is racetracks from around the world (i found somewhere online that someone had made a font out of them, which is where I got the images from.  I'll try and find it again, or send the files if someone wants it Smiley ).  The pain was gettin the darn things on there!!  I originally thought freezer paper stencils, but after realizing just how much work that would be (I did about 45 different tracks...would have been a lot of cutting!) I tried to do some sort of iron-on transfer.  Since the paper would have been too expensive, I got a Sulky transfer marker.  that...didn't work.  Well, it kind of did:

yeah, not so easy to see.  But it provided me with an outline to paint over (with so soft brand fabric paint and a teeny paintbrush) so that's what i did!!  most of this was done in one day when the boy went out of town ( i think i went through 5 movies?  haha, and a very tired back).  I am very happy with the result Smiley  I would like to finish it someday and put tracks on the rest of the squares too, but for now he likes it, and it looks good, so i'm happy Smiley

full blanket. sorry it's hard to see, it's not actually faded like that, the material is just slightly shiny so the sunlight bounced off :/

close-up.  this is true to color, with the tracks being a very solid black.

'nother close up
and just for fun, a couple bags I made and stenciled for friends for end-of-school presents.  it's Robert Downy Jr. and Winston the cat

comments and crit welcome!!
« Last Edit: March 19, 2011 04:58:37 PM by loserchick88 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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