|Sent on:||Wednesday, March 11, 2009 9:34 AM|
You take a piece of untreated fabric. Take a board or something sturdy to put the shaving cream on . They used Barbosol Shaving cream. Drops of paint all over. They usually used 3 different colors. With a tooth pick you made a design. When happy with your design, they took the piece of fabric and laid the right side on top of the shaving cream. The key is to not to push to hard. But to push hard enough to let everything marry. Then pull the fabric off lay it down flat. And use a 3inch hard plastic squegey and take the excess shaving cream off . And their is your design. Then iron it and your design is permanent. The paint was water based. He was using soap and water to clean his hands. So it had to be water based. It was truly unique. For the show they only used a 4 inch square. The one thing he did say was that the plastic sgueey had to be hard. Have a good edge on it.
The show is the Orginial sewing and Quilting Expo. It happens every March in Gwinnett. Usually the first weekend. Its been going on for about 5 years. Even if you arent a quilter or sewer you see things that are works of art. They are amazing. It usually runs thru Thurs thru Saturday. Never on Sunday. Dont ask me why... probably because the vendors have to travel.
I go and do the make it and take it projects. They are cheap an
d fun and just easy. And you get patterns and then you can remake it for small gifts. You get ideas. And you get to try something before you buy it. Some of the stuff , once is enough. But you learn a new technique. And that is the key. Learning something new. Sometimes it rekindles old passions.
I go and help out at the show. That way I get in free. The booths that I help out in I sometimes get paid or they let me pick a pattern for free. And I have more fun than any one else. The Con Kerr group I worked for almost excusively. WE made close to a $1000. So I am very happy. That is a lot of pillow cases.
Ok I have rattled enough. I truly do want to learn to do screen printing. I wear a 3x and none of the shirts that have things , any thing on them I wouldnt buy. They are cheap and ugly. Most I wouldnt bury my dead dog in that fabric.
So I am on a mission to learn. Any thing and every thing I can. I cant wait to meet you and see all the great things that you do. And I look forward to the open house with REklein.
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