Post # 1
These are canvas bags for my MOH, FG & FI’s lil sisters (they are doing various tasks the day of, such as manning the gifts and sign in table etc)
They still need to be ironed, obviously…
I am filling them with customized gifts/goodies. (my MOH’s contents won’t be the same as our 5 year old flower girl…)
This was my first attempt at using the YUDU. Im not 100% happy with the results. (Although I think it is because I was printing on canvas so it soaked more of the ink in, which resulted in a few jagged lines..which is what I’m unhappy with, but I am still going to jazz these up some more. I was going to yudu our wedding logo on it, but I think I’m going to skip that and do something else…)
The logo (its a tree) was originally going to go on the pocket (underneath the names)….so now im on the hunt for something else to go there.
Anyone have any YUDU tips, tricks, hacks?
Post # 3
Do you like your Yudu? It looks cool and would love to hear more about your experience with it. I think the tote looks great!
Post # 4
i did 4 tote bags…only 2 of which came out good enough to use. i’ll have to fix the other 2. (will probably use fabric paint or something…dunno yet.
im still on the fence about the yudu. it definitely has possibility, but it has a pretty gigantic learning curve if you’ve never done anything like this….mainly its just the emulsion application that is the problem/expense. I have found some other easier and cheaper option using non-YUDU emulsions though, so I think Im going to try that.
Will report more as I have time to mess with it some more!
It took me about 4 hours to get everything right to do 4 totes (4 different screens though, with 4 different names). I think as I get more comfortable it will go faster….hopefully! 🙂
Post # 5
I think it’s pretty good for your first attempt. When I first started to Yudu it was kinda of confusing. I first started by watching youtube and yuduing at the same time. lol as far as emulsions if I have small things I burn all of them on one emulsion and tape around what I don’t want when I screen. (make sense) When you are doing bags and things you have to remember to put cardboard under it. As far as the bleeding you need to load your screen better then when you drag your color for the bag it will flow better and not bleed. In the beginning it does take a while but soon you will be a pro. I yudu my daughters save the dates I did about 200 in 2 hours. If I can help you let me know.
Post # 6
Wow. Thanks for sharing about your experience. The bag looks great and I am sure it just takes practice. What was the easier/cheaper alternative you found?
Potanddots, good advice about watching on you tube. Im a visual kinda gal so I think that would be super helpful!
Post # 7
@Potanddots – the youtube videos definitely helped me!
i’m going to add some pizzaz to these totes and ill post the results! 🙂