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Topic: Tie Dye was too boring... so I added lyrics!  (Read 2438 times)
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« on: June 29, 2008 11:39:10 AM »

Okay. So I tried to tie dye this white shirt, and even though I soaked it with dye, it didn't saturate enough of something and barely any dye got inside. I tried to make the shirt a little cooler by painting lyrics on the back :]

That's the front... you can see how little dye actually soaked in.. :/

There's the back with the lyrics. I'm pretty sure that the lyrics are illegible, but they're a part of "All You Need is Love" by none other than the Beatles.

Sorry the pictures are so tiny!
Opinions? What shall I do about the front?

Oh, and I wasn't really too sure where to put this. But I do hope this is the right board. Anyway..
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008 11:52:43 AM »

When I was tie-dying onesies for my baby, I found some spray-on tie-dye at Hobby Lobby that worked really well. I did some tying to make it look like authentic tie-dye, but I was able to place the dye where I wanted it with more precision. Here's a photo of the result: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2211/2314753827_ac3bb6a298.jpg

You could easily use this to touch up the front of your shirt. I don't remember what it's called because it was about a hundred years ago.

« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008 05:53:20 PM »

Loving the back.
I think the front would look good with a simple black beatles stencil.
Stencilry has quite a few, here's the link to them

« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008 02:18:07 PM »

I can't read the shirt cuz the pics are too small, but I found out a while back that dye won't penetrate fabric that is synthetic.  I had a HUGE roll of polyester that my daughter and I needed to dye for a class she had. We literally boiled the fabric in a pot of red dye,,,,the result was a super faint pink flush!

Say hello to my lil' friend!
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2008 11:06:53 PM »

You need to use a sodium carbonate (AKA soda ash) solution to remove the casing on most t-shirts, which may be why the dye didn't take. Casing is the stuff that makes it faintly shiny and prevents some stains.

Great shirt, though! The more Beatles references in the world, the better!
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008 01:36:31 PM »

thanks for the suggestions!
Artbitch, those stencils look really cool. Maybe sometime when I'm feeling inspired and have time, I'll finally figure out screenprinting! haha
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2008 01:50:37 PM »

In which case I would advise this method
but that's probably just cuz i'm cheap and lazy heh
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