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« on: September 09, 2005 05:35:21 PM »

I altered the image from the inside art of the vinyl copy of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea to make this stencil.  I'm pretty pleased with it.  It took several tries (grrr), but finally I used a sheet of mylar in order to cut out the letters without having it tear.  Using mylar might get kind of pricey, but I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to wax paper. 

A question, though.  In two places on the shirt (you can see this in the photo) the spray adhesive was a little too thick.  Is there some way to get rid of it from the shirt safely without ruining the shirt or the stenciled image?
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2005 10:55:51 AM »

i love lust it so!

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2005 11:05:23 AM »

oh my, i love love love that shirt.  I'll always have a spot in my heart for them (my first intro to the wonderful world of indie music Cheesy ).

For the spray adhesive, what kind is it? For quilting, I use adhesive basting spray and it washes out in the machine, but i'm not sure what would happen if it is adhesive for paper. 

You might want to try taking a piece of fabric, put some paint on it and some spray adhesive (just like you did witht the shirt, whatever your process was for that)  and when it dries, throw in the washing machine and see what happens to it.  That way you don't risk ruing the beautiful shrit!

« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2005 11:29:36 AM »

i am so totally listening to them right.... now one day we will die and our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea.............luvin the shirt, you did good

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2005 12:36:14 AM »

i really like this, is there any chance of you posting the stencil? i happen to think that in the aeroplane over the sea is the best album ever.
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2005 09:16:12 AM »

hey just a reply for the spray adhesive question...  it's weird but this just happened to me yesterday... i found that Goo Gone worked great...  i just put it on a face cloth and rubbed it right over the stencil...it didn't take any of the paint of or anything... hope this helps...

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007 10:52:36 PM »


that is utterly amazing.

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2007 03:36:44 PM »

i love that band! and the shirt!

« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012 06:55:27 PM »

i want it!
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