So... Instead of working on uni stuff, I finished the shirt.
Started on my Gundam Wing shirt! (yes, started)
I've been making shirts for various fandoms, but I wanted this one to be special because this was my very first fandom.
I did the stencil from an image from the net. I traced it in Photoshop because I wanted the lines to be really crisp when I finally cut it out. (a bit time-consuming since I used a mouse and a pen tool, but worth it)
Here's a closer look at the Gboys' hair. I love how it came out
Obligatory action shot
I know it's a bit lopsided, but that's one of the problems with using sticker paper. Once you stick it on, you can't move it around.
I made the gundam A5-sized and colored it with fabric pastels.
Here's how the front looks like now:
How it looks worn:
edit 2012-06-23: the color faded after the first wash compared to how it looks here, but it's still really great and it's still one of my favorite shirts.
Here's how it looks almost a year later: (Take note that this is a year of being worn almost every week, regular machine wash with no special care taken)
Some thoughts on the fabric pastels:
- Ironing after a piece was colored was helpful so I didn't smudge finished parts while working on the rest.
- It really loses vibrancy after the first wash, but after that the color that remains stays the same after.
- I outlined this with sharpies before coloring with fabric pastels, and I don't recommend doing that. I think something in the pastels reacted with the sharpie ink because even though I heat set it, there were some parts where the ink bloomed.