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Unread 08-22-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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Ed's Jacket Questions

I'm good with getting the actually red coat for Ed, but I'm actually trying how to do the black symbol on the back. Does anyone know how to do that?

I've been thinking about doing maybe an iron on thing, but it doesn't sound like it will come out very well and someone told me painting stiffens the fabric too much.

If you don't know Ed (which is sad) here's some pics:

The symbol on his back is the one in this picture:
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Unread 08-22-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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Woops, meant "Question" in the title :O
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Unread 08-22-2011, 10:37 PM   #3
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I wanted to get the jacquard paints everyone talked about so much, but ran out of time to order. Instead, I used a black paint marker that I got at Jo-Ann's. It actually worked wonderfully on the red wool suiting I used for the jacket. Didn't stiffen the fabric at all (once set).
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Unread 08-28-2011, 10:14 AM   #4
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I used a sewing marker (ink disappears after 24-72 hrs) and sketched it onto the back of mine (mostly freehand since Im good at straight lines, but sometimes used my nearby artbook as a ruler) and then outlined/filled the design in with permenant marker.
A note on that though... mine bled very very slightly. This differs mostly on the fabric you use, so if you have fabric paint you might want to use that instead. ^^
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Unread 09-03-2011, 09:35 AM   #5
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Try stenciling. Create and cut the symbol on cardboard or cardstock, then stencil onto the back. Use fabric paint. But if you're like me, and the best place to find fabric paint is two hours away, use acrylic. It'll work just fine.
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