Looks good, way better than a plain ol' white tank! I've been wondering, how well do Sharpies wash? Because I see a lot of people doing Sharpie designs on their clothes and I'm thinking, did you know you can buy fabric markers? I was always afraid that Sharpies would just bleed in the wash. Fabric markers work great.
Thanks for the explanation, happycrayon, that was all I needed to know. I just didn't know you could use wax paper as a stencil! I usually paint straight on my clothes with the silkscreen paint but I've been wanting to try some simple stencils.
It's so refreshing to see well-designed shirts that have funny sayings on them that are not sexually-charged, as opposed to what I see at the mall. Around here most of the shirts have some variation of "I'm a Hottie" or "Look at my chest." I know that can be funny for some people but for me, I don't have the confidence to walk around with "Sexy" on my shirt, that's not an assertion I want to make. However, I think I am going to have to make my own version of the ringtone shirt, that's something I can stand behind! Hope you don't mind, allerby.
Nice job! Not dumb at all. I like the different fonts, they 're really well-suited for the phrase on each shirt. I particularily like the ringtone shirt!! So often I feel the same way... especially when classical songs get murdered. Or any song I like, actually... I don't think any good music should be slaughtered that way.
I don't know the freezer paper method. Would you happen to be able to point to a tutorial?
go read all about henna at http://www.hennapage.com Very, very extensive resource. EVERYTHING you need to know is there. Just stay away from so-called "black henna."
I started doing henna about 2 months ago and I always have my left hand done from fingertips to near-elbow. One thing you should know is it stains lighter and fades away quicker the closer you get to the trunk of your body. (look up the sections on how henna stains and where it stains best on the hennapage.) So, my palm design might linger 4-6 weeks but farther up my arm is pretty faded in a week or two. I usually trace over my designs every week or so to keep them looking good.
So, why do you want sleeves done if you don't wear short sleeves? No one will get to see it!
I vote for fun-looking too...definitely go for creative colouring. You won't be able to make him look realistic anyway, so why not make a crazy cartoony squirrel? I don't know where you live (but I noticed your canadian spelling), but if you happen to live in Ottawa where they have mutant black squirrels maybe you should paint him really bright like a "scare-squirrel" and put him in your yard, keep those black squirrels away! Man, they're bold, and they can be vicious. Anyway, looking forward to seeing the results!
Nice work on the form. Just curious-- which came first, the idea to make a squirrel out of something or the idea to make something out of your lemonade bottle?