I'm new to this, so I hope that this is the correct place to post this, but I was wondering about good ways to print designs on t-shirts and tanks. I'm an artist (in progress--I'm not brilliant), and rather than stencil or screenprint, I'd really like to put my designs directly on clothes for the sake of texture and the nature of the materials, but is there are good way to do this? For example, if I painted a design on with an inkwash, would if last if I just dry-cleaned the clothing item? I know that some designer does designs with permanent marker on his t-shirts, and gets something like $150, so that form of ink must have some staying power, right? What about acrylic paint? If I used a watered-down acrylic, would it go well on a cotton top, and would it stay through washing?
I have no idea about any of this, so if anyone has any experience with it, I'd greatly greatly appreciate it. Thanks