Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Do you YUDU?

Now I DO!

Yes, I jumped at the chance to buy a Yudu for $99 at Michaels a few weeks ago.  I had heard mixed reviews about it, but when I told my boyfriend I could make him customized t-shirts for his photography business, he went out and got it for the both of us!  Isn't he the best??  Sorry, I'm not sharing him ;)

There she is!  My beautiful baby :)  I did A LOT of research before I tried to burn my first screen.  I read some HORRIBLE reviews of the machine, and the emulsion sheets, but luckily I had very few problems when I used my Yudu for the first time.  My emulsion sheet burned pretty perfectly on the screen.  The only mess up I had is that when it came to rinsing out the burned emulsion sheets, I scrubbed a little too hard and one corner of the design washed off.  Luckily, I fixed it with tape and we were good to go.


Here's the front of my first Yudu shirt!  I used Speedball Opaque white Fabric ink, as I was worried about the Yudu ink on black.  My own regret is that I didn't pull white through the icon first, and then pull yellow over the white.  The color would have been much brighter had I done that.  But besides that, I think it turned out great!


Here's his URL screened on the back of the shirt (shameless plug, LOL).  I didn't get it entirely straight, but he loves it so I'm OK with it.  I also made him another shirt that is white with black ink.  He's also asked me to make him a sweatshirt, and I can't wait to try it!

In a few days I'll have another Yudu post for you.  I wanted to try screening on canvas, and I can't WAIT to show you the results!  I also hope to have a Yudu video tutorial for you guys soon!

4 comments:

Melissa said...

Great job! My Yudu is still in it's box! lol I'm scared to try it out. Can't wait to see what else you make and a tutorial if you do one!

I think the tip about pull white through before the yellow on a dark shirt was a great one!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

BunnyFreak said...

What a great way to use the yudu to advertise a business. Your boyfriend was very wise to get this for you.

Patty said...

You did a great job on the shirt! I don't have one of these but may have to find a reason to get one! LOL!

...through my eyes said...

Wow, good job! That was sweet of your hubby. The shirt turned out great. I am a follower of your blog, would love if you would follow me back http://toomantemulators.blogspot.com

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