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« on: February 03, 2006 06:33:17 PM »

So, I was commissioned over Christmas to create a custom sleeve as a gift, and I'm finally getting around to posting it. Funny how I made it instead of studying for my finals. le sigh. (I passed, though!)

anyway, I'm really pleased with it. It's a brown twill exterior, cotton quilted batting black interior, with dark brown vinyl trim on the outside, with a silscreened vespa & "vroom vroom" stamped, to top it all off.

I was very pleased with how it turned out! What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2006 07:26:53 PM »

i love it. it looks great!

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2006 08:12:36 PM »

Did you have any trouble silk screening on vinyl?  How did you set it (would ironing the back work on something that thick?)

I love it and I love the idea of silk screening images onto vinyl as decals!

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2006 11:09:00 PM »

That's amazing!

I know a lot of friends who would love one of those.

Is there any chance of you ever posting a tutorial on how to make one?
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2006 04:05:22 AM »

very nice finishing work. good job!!

how did the recipient like it? i bet they adore it!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2006 07:23:43 AM »

wow i love this bag. ok, i love anything that has a vespa on it  Smiley i dont know anything about slikscreening but was it difficult to do? did u have a pic to copy the vespa from? would be sooo pleased to know more about how u did it Smiley
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2006 07:57:50 AM »

Your laptop sleeve is FANTASTIC!!  I love the silk screened details.  It looks very professional!   Grin

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2006 09:04:20 AM »

thanks so much everyone!

screening on vinyl is easier than you think. just don't use fabric ink. use acrylic ink, and you're all set- you won't have to heat-set anything. I drew it on my screen with screenfiller, basically (carefully), w/ inspiration from a photograph thanks to google photos.

when I make my next sleeve, I'll maybe take some pics along the way... not too much time for it right now, as it's one of the projects that takes me the longest.

thanks for your positive comments! I think I'm going to make some more like this for sale on my site, as I've gotten such encouragement about it, despite that fact that it was a specific commission!


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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2006 09:11:02 AM »

It's awesome, Jas!
I love it!
The colours are awesome....
Anything that says vroom vroom is good in my books.

« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2006 09:16:53 AM »

That is so cool. I want one.

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