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sleazy_e
« on: November 18, 2005 06:46:27 AM »

i started with a blank target t-shirt (they're so super nice & soft), traced the basic outline of the skull shape from my computer screen, spray glued the paper to some heavy-ish art paper stuff, x-actoed it out, & sprayed straight bleach over it. i'm still in the process of beading... you can't really see them in the picture, but there are tiny silver/clear seed beads scattered throughout the bleached areas.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/jellybones/shirt.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2005 06:47:40 AM »

Wow thats nice!
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2005 12:24:28 PM »

looks very professional. i like it. it reminds me of that shirt from that fall out boy video. the one that says revenge?
i'mma "borrow" (don't worry, i'll bring it back) your idea and make me one. only it won't have a skull because my roommate's all like, eww, skulls
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2005 12:28:05 PM »

that is ever so sweet- thanks for the inspiration- i got a thought about a similar thang with a biohazard symbol going now...
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2005 01:26:55 PM »

that shirt is awesome.  could you perhaps post the image you traced?
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oh, i can smile about it now but at the time it was terrible!
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2005 02:43:33 PM »

http://web.mit.edu/tetazoo/img/2001/skull-proc.gif   there's the link to the original image. it's super-extra huge. (i love the smiths!)
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2005 02:54:33 PM »

that looks great.
did you use straight bleach, or did you water it down a bit?
thanks
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2005 02:56:06 PM »

it really reminds me of the skeleton on top of the clock from The Last Unicorn.  groovy though.
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sleazy_e
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2005 03:15:16 PM »

yeah, just straight bleach poured into an old spray bottle. i only had to let it sit for a few minutes... you have to watch out, though; i've let it eat holes through things before.
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2005 03:23:28 PM »

Freakin' sweet!  Did the bleach eat through the paper stencil at all?
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2005 09:46:34 PM »

How do you keep the bleach from spreading?  When I bleach things it usually goes into the fibers and makes the image blurry.  Like the surrounding material soaks up the bleach too...
It looks great, by the way.
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sleazy_e
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2005 12:09:04 PM »

the bleach didn't have an effect on the stencil at all, other than to erase the purple marker that i had used to trace. also, it's glued onto pretty heavy art paper.

to keep the bleach from spreading, i put little rolled tape strips under all the parts that wouldn't lay flat. also, the spray bottle created a pretty fine mist... you don't have to use a lot. just get it to where it looks like kind of a dew? on top of the fabric. you definitely don't need to get it soaking wet. haha sorry if that's totally confusing.
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2005 08:57:58 PM »

hey i love it!
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2005 10:00:22 PM »

I LOVE THIS EFFECT. And am so going to try it.

Thank you for the inspiration! Everyone elses ideas always seem so much cooler than mine.  Roll Eyes
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