Talking about stencils...

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by Cocker, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Cocker

    Cocker Well-Known Member

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    Here’s a t-shirt I just finished. First try with fabric paint instead of stencil ink, a bit shabby on some places, but I’m happy overall.

    What do you guys think?

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    By the way, what you see under the stencils is some cardboard I used so the paint won’t go through.


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  2. Smithy

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    Looks superb nice one! Yup you have to put a layer of cardboard under to stop bleed through. Fabric paint is much better than stencil ink for this kind of work.

    Have to you set/fixed the paint yet with an iron?
     
  3. Cocker

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    Not yet, going in the oven for first heat cure! How long do you have to wait before ironing it?


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  4. Smithy

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    With mine I left it overnight and then ironed it the next day on the cotton setting (dry of course NO STEAM!) on the reverse side of the design for about 5 to 10 minutes.

    One other little tip, get hold of a circle cutter if you haven't already they make cutting circles a piece of cake.
     
  5. Grant

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    Cocker,
    That looks awesome! It looks more authentic being a little shabby in places.
     
  6. Smithy

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    What Grant says is exactly right, you actually don't want it to look perfect, then it just looks like some over-priced Japanese job :D

    It looks much better and authentic with the odd little bleed out from the stencil.
     
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  7. Cocker

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    Agreed with both of you, guys, that’s why I don’t care much about the shabbiness. That’s also why I prefer to cut the circles by hand


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  8. Smithy

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    Looks like you used Marsh font as well? That's what I've been using for my stencilling and been very happy with how it turns out.
     
  9. Cocker

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    That's correct! I figured this must have been the most comonly available stencil font around at that time, seen they used it for almost all of them.
     
  10. Grant

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    Here's an original from a buddy's collection I've always admired. I really like the crude early model B-17.

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  11. Smithy

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    You could easily make the stencil for that in no more than an hour Grant ;)
     
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  12. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    You guys amaze me....very talented bunch of people.
     
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  13. Smithy

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    It actually looks a lot harder than it is Burt. It's actually really easy to do and just requires the right materials and a little bit of patience (the cutting out part).
     
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  14. B-Man2

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    Ahhhhh ............See, there it is.....Its always the patience thing ... ;)

    ( I admire your humility, but honestly , you guys are good at this stuff)
     
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  15. Cocker

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    As Tim sais, it’s only a game of patience (and good lighting for the cut out part!).

    But thanks a lot for the kind words!


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  16. Grant

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    Smithy, if only I were half as talented as you guys.
     
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  17. Thomas Koehle

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    Really like the outcome
     
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  18. Greg Gale

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    That is brilliant! Fantastic job, mate. I would totally wear it. now I want to make a stencilled shirt too, I just don't know what. Do you know any good resources?

    BTW, what paper did you use for the stencil?
     
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  19. johnwayne

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    Nice job Cocker and certainly cheaper than the £60 BR's I saw at Flying Legends airshow from ELC recently and certainly more personal/unique!
     
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  20. Cocker

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    Thanks folks!

    Greg, I used 200gr paper, that's the max the printer at work can take. As for the designs, I usually browse through the web until I find something I like...

    @johnwayne That's for sure, the shirt cost me 5 euros, but it's really low grade though. I need to find something a bit better for next ones!
     

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