Friday, December 12, 2008
You, my adoring fans, will now bask in the glory of my topstitching skillz. (Whoa..scuze the wrinkles! Hadn't noticed just how BAD they were before! :p )
Come..have a closer look..
Whoa! Back up! Too close!! :p
Would you believe, though, that is the best closeup of the freezer paper stencil I took?? What was I THINKING!!
Anyway..the pants are Ottobre..something; the top is Target; and the stencils are done with the same stencil, sort of. I cut out the beetle, very carefully, and saved all the negative bits; when I ironed on the outline, I was able to line up the cut out bits and iron them on, too.
And then, I took the perfect shape of a beetle I had cut out of the other stencil, laid it down on the front of the t-shirt, ironed it on, and then made it a negative image by dabbing black screenprinting paint all around it with a sponge (the blue was also screenprinting paint, too.) Came out supercalifriggingawesome, to quote my boy. :lol:
(Funny detail...I started this a couple days after making up my pocket tut, and while doing the ten trillion pockets and patches in this pattern, I remembered that I had learned that technique FROM Ottobre mag years ago! lol)