xin shang xin shang
Hi!

I've read skimmed through the forum and didn't quite see an answer to my question, so hope it's ok if I ask.

I'd like to make some t-shirt designs, and I really don't care if it's done through hand-painting or screening. I really, really like the quality of the Lumiere metallic paint and since I don't have the materials for screening, I just handpainted a design. My question is how I can make it look more "professional," aka have crisp lines surrounding the design? Would using resist help with that? Or is there something else I can use that would give me a consistently equal thickness to draw in a clean outline? My paintbrush tends to give me fuzzy, crude-looking edges. Or maybe using a stencil would help cut down on bleedy/smeary-looking edges?

Any advice would be much appreciated!
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Noelle Noelle
Of course it's okay to ask!

You can do a couple of things.
Experiment with different brushes--sometimes that's all you need to do to improve line quality. It may help if you thin the paint somewhat. You can add about 25% plain water to [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/lumiere/"]Lumiere[/url]--you'll have to practice a bit to find the right proportions, if you add too much water you'll get bleeding.

Stencils are a great way to go. Check out Diane Ericson's website
[url="http://www.dianeericson.com/c/homepage/homepage.html"]http://www.dianeericson.com/c/homepage/homepage.html[/url]
She designs beautiful stencils and uses them in very creative ways!

One last thing.
Have you checked out the [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/teejuice/"]Tee Juice [/url]markers? They might be just the thing to add to your designs.

We'd love to see what you've done, when you've done something you love!

Noelle
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