Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My first YUDU project



While at CHA earlier this summer one of the products I used which excited me the most was Provo Craft's YUDU, their screen print machine.  One of the make and takes during the vendor show used the YUDU so I got a bit of hands on experience.  I loved all of the projects they had made using the YUDU and came to realize that this could be a nice machine to own.

Well.... My YUDU arrived last week!  I went on line and watched the videos at Provo Craft's What do YUDO site and was both excited and scared to begin using the YUDU.  I wanted to make something that I would actually use, but not anything too difficult for my first project.  Finally, using PowerPoint, I created a design that I thought would look fine printed in a single color.  I spent Labor Day afternoon/evening working on the project.


I had to create my screen twice.  The first time one area was too light and the screen did not expose well.  I went back and darkened my art images and made a second screen (and making the screen is the time consuming part). Once the second screen was ready, everything worked perfectly.  I did a test print on a scrap piece of fabric, then I printed my sleep shirt.


I think that for a first try the shirt turned out great ... and it will be great for going to Sally's and Beth's family's lake house.  The other laker-girls will need laker-girl t-shirt/night shirts too.

9 comments:

Melissa said...

Cute! I would love to have this machine! The possibilities are endless on what I could make for our Disney trips!

GiGi said...

That turned out great! I can't wait to see what else you do with the Yudu! :)

Rae-beccadesigns said...

Nice job! The guys from Provocraft could not believe that we have not used the Yudu yet that my daughter received for Christmas. We thought we would give it a try once we returned from CHA, but time just got away from us. I really need to get going with it!

~BridgetL~ said...

I bought this when it first came out and I absolutely love it. What a cute shirt. enjoy playing with your new YUDU

SuzanneS said...

Yes, we will !!!!! Be happy to buy the shirt/night shirt. What will you do next?????????? That scrap room is going to have to have an addition on to it...soon you are going to need something the size of Hobby Lobby for all you new machines..

Jeannie Phillips said...

I have made two things since Yesterday when mine arrived..I am beyond excited...I am way to chicken to try two layers!!!! Good luck... you did a beautiful job!
Hugs
Jeannie

NeseScott said...

Looks like you've been making t-shirts for years! Great job!

HappyHappyJoyJoy said...

This is FANTASTIC! I would love to see a video on how you do it! SO CUTE!! Great job!

Amy K said...

Very cool! I've not yet seen one of these in action...will you be posting a video?