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« on: November 16, 2005 05:46:22 PM »

Here is my first stencil attempt......total disaster, but I will wear it anyway.

Question...how in the HECK do you guys cut our your stencils?  I could barely cut out this one, let alone a complicated design!!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2005 12:14:50 PM »

freezer paper. print it. cut it, then iron it on.

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2005 01:11:37 PM »

instructions for owning at stenciling:
1. buy freezer paper (near plastic wrap and wax paper at the grocery store)
2. cut out a piece about 8.5 x 11, it doesnt have to be exact
3. draw or print your design on the papery side (not the shiny side)
4. using an x-acto knife, or if you are way cool like me and don't want to go buy an x-acto, use boxcutters (slightly more cumbersome but they work just fine and are more durable), cut out your design.
5. iron your cut out design onto the material you are stenciling, shiny side DOWN!!!
6. paint in design with up and down dabbing motion (to prevent bleeding) using fabric paint or acrylic paint with fabric medium (otherwise the paint will crack and look ugly).
7. wait until paint is fairly dry (to prevent bleeding) and peel off the freezer paper
8. admire your masterpiece

hope that helps, and your shirt looks pretty good for a first timer
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2005 03:26:53 PM »

Awww!  That's not a disaster!  It has a certain charm to it.  Smiley  It reminds me of a painting I did years ago.  And I dig the heart.

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2005 07:42:39 AM »

I kinda like that. It doesnt look like its messed up, wear it, and just dont tell people you goofed!  Cheesy
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2005 07:50:09 AM »

It's not so bad, I like it! :-)
Last week I attempted my first stencil.. it was a black kitty. Very simple one, approx 4x5in. in size. The cutting part was fine, then I ironed the freezer paper on the fabric real good, and that was ok. Then I realized I had forgotten to take a brush or sponge with me :-/ But I was determined to go all the way!!! So I dipped the tip of my finger in the fabric paint jar, and tipped it lightly on the fabric, first along the borders of the stencil, and then the rest. I blow-dried it for a few secs, and peeled off the freezer paper. It wasn't so bad!! But it wasn't so good either.. I was lucky that the paint only bled at the tail.. so it looks kind of hairy/fluffy. But, apart from the totally unprofessional approach, I have a feeling that my fabric paint was a little too liquid......... How could I fix that? THANKS!!!!! and sorry about this rant

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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2005 07:56:45 AM »

4. using an x-acto knife, or if you are way cool like me and don't want to go buy an x-acto, use boxcutters (slightly more cumbersome but they work just fine and are more durable), cut out your design.

I use box cutters too!
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2006 06:35:09 AM »

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The shirt looks good to me Cheesy I didn't see where you could have messed up

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2006 10:53:05 AM »

That shirt made me laugh.  Grin I'm not good at stenciling, so you're much better.

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2006 05:15:14 PM »

I like it. you should cut it so it goes off the shoulder and cut part of the sleeves off and it could be really cute!
I actually think it looks great, I would definetly wear it.

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