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Autumn Giveaway – Winner

Via the random number generator at, the winner of the Autumn with Matthew Mead book-a-zine is #7, Dana.

Please send me your address, Dana, so I can get your prize to you. (hramerh (at) gmail (dot) com)

I realized in my recent post about my son’s birthday, I forgot to include a shot of the shirt I made for him, using my Silhouette machine and fabric paint. I used an image from a Star Wars LEGO instructions manual and tweaked it in Photoshop to simplify it to a basic black-and-white poster-like image, and cut it out of vinyl, which I then stuck to the shirt and used as a stencil. Instead of removing all the little excess bits of vinyl before sticking it on the shirt, I transferred the whole thing to the shirt and then peeled off the parts I didn’t want. The only problem I had was that I mixed black and white fabric paint to make gray, but the only white paint I had was a “velveteen” type.  It looked great, but then, because apparently I can’t leave well enough alone, I decided to iron it from the back to heat-set the paint  (even though the directions don’t call for it). Well, that made the paint puff up and obscure some of the design. But now that it’s gone through the wash, I kind of like the grungy look.

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