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Posted 6/10/2013 by dictionary in General Scrappin'
 

dictionary
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Posted: 6/10/2013 10:58:51 AM
I wanted to try the freezer paper method with paint to make a subway art type tee shirt and not sure what happened. I have used paint with freezer paper before (small small pieces) and didn't have any issues other than I pulled the paper off when it was wet.

Basically I ironed on the template (shiny side down) and added in all those missing A, D, O type pieces and ironed again..all said and told I probably ironed it at least 10 times.

Applied the paint and let it dry over night..now when I pull up the freezer paper it's stuck to the tee shirt and when it does pull up seems like some of the paint on some of the lettering is also pulling up. Perhaps I put the paint on too thick? It was a red tee and I was using a white paint so I wanted to make sure it covered the red.

What did I do wrong and any advice besides ditching the shirt and doing it again to fix it? I still have the template on my cameo so can print off another one. I just plain need some help. TIA


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farley123
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Posted: 6/11/2013 12:00:14 PM
BTT.....interested in possible responses as well

Keianna
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Posted: 6/11/2013 1:12:34 PM
I have done rhinestones, but not paint. Did you have too much steam in your iron to prevent adhesion? I also iron both sides just to be sure.



dictionary
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Posted: 6/11/2013 4:26:48 PM

Did you have too much steam in your iron to prevent adhesion? I also iron both sides just to be sure.


Actually I did it as a dry iron setting (no steam)...at this point my best guess is I ironed it too much and thinking if I did it again I would not wait for it to dry.

I tried free hand painting to fix it, but this seems like too much work and decided I am going to print out a new template and try to realign and repaint..if this doesn't work..consider it a trial and failure and just start over.


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TripletMom
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Posted: 6/11/2013 4:41:00 PM
Pull your freezer paper off before the paint dries.


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Posted: 6/11/2013 4:41:42 PM
I think you way over-ironed it. Basically, it sounds like you melted the wax in the paper into the fabric.

Don't use steam--you are right there. But I would test on a scrap of fabric, or even a scrap of paper. I think you need to pull the wax paper up when the paint is still wet so the edge is nice and crisp.

If you want a completely opaque look, try the heat transfer material.


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