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So, I got some screen printing stuff, went out and bought the inks I needed, as well as a new brush and some of the drawing fluid and screen filler, and tonight I'll be printing up some Snape faces on fabric to test it out.

I think it's working pretty well so far, but we won't really know until I do my first print.

I'm going to be making them into over-the-shoulder tote bags. They'll be a good size - around 12-14 inches wide and 18 or so inches tall At least I think that's the size.

Hopefully they'll turn out so I can sell them.

I'll take a digiphoto and upload it when I get the first one done. That way you can tell me what you guys think I ought to charge for it.

I'm depending on all of you!!

Date: 2009-04-20 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snapesgirl_62.insanejournal.com
I looked at your other post. The bag looks wonderful. :D

Most painted tote bags start out at $30 and go up according to size, and originality of design. If I had the funds, I'd be willing to spend as much as $40 for a good sized tote with Severus on it.

When painting on broad cloth make sure to wash the fabric without fabric softner. You'll get a more even coverage that way and the sizing that is put on fabrics tends to make images flake off over time.

Date: 2009-04-20 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littleblackbow.insanejournal.com
Thanks. It's actually screen-printed so I can make several with the same design.

And I don't use fabric softener. We're pretty sensitive to it, and I can't stand waxy, non-absorbent towels. :P

Besides, I've read that it's better for certain fabrics if you don't use the dryer sheets or the liquid softener. And with a dryer, most of the time I don't need them, anyway.

I think I'm going to charge $25 for them - plus shipping. They'll be double-layer broadcloth or poly-cotton blend. I've made bags for myself in this way, and they're pretty durable what with the two layers and all.

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