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dennisspeaks
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I have a large mismade flag with a twist and looking for a large mismade Christian flag preferably with a twist anthough I have not heard of one. anyone know where I can get one, most places have the smaller version or have discontinued them. Thks. Dennis
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Dennis,

MisMade Flag with a twist is a Duane speciality. If he and Mary don't have it you may need a new plan.

Tried Sharpie Pens on white silk?

Good Luck!

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I'm not sure this would work for you, but this is how I made a custom silk several (many) years ago. It was a simple design (Japanese flag - red circle on a white silk). Since the Christian flag is also a simple design, I don't know why it shouldn't work.

I found some dye that was suitable for silk (unfortunately, I don't remember where I got it, but I'm sure someone on this board would know). I cut a circle in a 1/16" piece of plywood. I also cut another circle about 1/2" larger in a piece of 1/4" plywood (this was to keep the 1/16" pattern flat). I then ironed the silk and positioned it on a piece of 3/4" plywood which was covered with Formica and a "potato sack" dish towel, laid the 1/16" pattern on the silk, centered the 1/4" piece on top of that, and clamped it down with C-clamps. I then mixed the dye and, using an airbrush on the lowest setting, sprayed the dye onto the silk in very light "coats", drying with a hair dryer on "low" in between coats. It took a while, but the results were very nice. I guess because of the low airbrush setting and the drying, the dye really didn't have a chance to run. I certainly wouldn't try a butterfly or dragon with this method!

The Christian design would have to be done in two separate parts (one pattern for the cross, and one for the blue field). I would think you would need to do the cross first, but I'm not sure why.

I know those on this board who dye silks are probably cringing at this story, but when you don't know what you are doing, you often have to get creative.

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Rickfcm
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Here is a location of a 16" X 24" mismade christian flag set.
http://members.aol.com/silksrus/webdoc5.htm
dennisspeaks
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Thanks Rick, they look pretty nice, and thanks also amosmc, not too many diy silks I would attemp, this one though looks pretty easy?
ClintonMagus
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Dennis, you have to understand that I had no idea what I was doing. I have been a model railroader for years and just used the techniques with which I was familiar. I might have just lucked up, but it wasn't a big deal to make the silk I made.

If this is an item you think might have fairly widespread appeal, talk with Peter White (P&A Silks, http://www.pasilks.com ) to get a cost for screening a small production run of what you want. The screens won't be any larger than 12x12, so I wouldn't think there would be a lot of complicated work involved.

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