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Topic: *Chokecherry Silkscreened Cards NOW WITH SHIRT PHOTOS!  (Read 4468 times)
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wearetigers
« on: September 02, 2006 04:37:02 PM »

Hey, I'm new to the boards but I've been checking them out for years. I just started my own silkscreening company WeAreTigers (http://www.wearetigers.etsy.com) about six months ago and I've been having a really good time doing it (especially at the first annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair!). Anyway, I thought I'd get around to posting: here's one of my cards and a question. Do you think the pattern would look good blown up about six inches across on a sleeveless shirt? I'm wondering....






Here's a close-up of the print. I really like the screen, but I don't know if it would translate well on clothing. Thoughts?

I'd love to hear some of the terribly crafty people's comments and criticisms.

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ohgastonmyhero
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2006 04:43:37 PM »

I think the design would look even better blown up and screened onto a t-shirt!  The details of the print would be clearer.  I think a navy print would be lovely on a white cotton shirt.  Please post pics!
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Tada!  My Etsy Shop is now open!

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wearetigers
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2006 11:01:48 AM »

Thanks so much! I certainly hope you're right, because I think I'm going to try it sometime this week. It's make a good yoga shirt on a sleeveless shirt.

I will so definitely post photos!!
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indieanajess
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2006 11:08:30 AM »

I think it would be really cute.
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The frontal lobe is where it's at!
tigertrap
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2006 03:18:09 PM »

I love yr stuff! make more and post on yr etsy! Smiley i'd buy that if you made it, depending on the cost. good luck with the company.
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Mama Grouch
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2006 02:55:50 PM »

I agree, i think that is a really pretty print that would work well on a shirt.
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wearetigers
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2006 05:59:36 PM »

Thanks! I'm going to burn a screen tomorrow with the six inch design tomorrow-ish. I'll be sure to post a photo of the shirt. Really, thank you guys so much for the compliments. I'm really trying to get better!
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Lizzybethdotnet
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2006 03:49:30 PM »

I actually dont think it would look quite as good on a shirt.  It would be fine, but I just feel the design is better suited to those cards.  And let's face it, those are some really snazzy cards. <3.
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wearetigers
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2006 12:10:07 PM »

Okay, so I finally got around to making the screen and printing a shirt! I printed on a dark grey Mossimo shirt (XL, it's big enough to wear as a nightgown) and mixed my own navy ink to get the effect I wanted. Here's a couple photos (forgive the crappy compositions, it's too cold outside to take good photos!):







I actually really like it, especially the size. I'm not crazy in love with it, but I suspect I'll make a couple more with the same colorway.

Let me know what you think! And thanks to everyone who was so encouraging!
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Vhaeos
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2006 07:53:36 PM »

It looks good. My only problem is that it isn't as bright of a blue as the original color. But, the color you chose goes fairly well with that shirt. I like the design, too.
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