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1  Helmets Clashing Screen Printed Shirts IMG HEAVY in Screen Printing: Completed Projects by starsxarexrad on: August 06, 2012 05:14:43 PM
When I decided to start printing my own shirts I got asked by a woman on my roller derby league if I would do a design for her company, Derby Skulz (www.derbyskulz.com) for RollerCon. RollerCon is a giant convention in Vegas every year of roller derby girls. I got a little carried away and made it a 5 color shirt, which made registration of the colors a giant headache.

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The original design and the first test print

First two colors. I debated a lot about having the rays line up and after a few opinions decided to not line them up exactly.

The helmet alignment just about killed me

I didn't really like it until I added the helmet straps. What a difference the details make

The final, 7th (i think) pull of the screens, the logo!! I was so happy when I got to the part.

The final product!! WOOHOOOO!!!

Comments and criticism welcome! Thanks for checking it out :]
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2  Vintage Roller Skating Girl Screen Print in Screen Printing: Completed Projects by starsxarexrad on: August 01, 2012 01:58:45 AM
So recently I found myself out of work again. It was something I wanted, the apparel company I was working with/for was very small and pretty much shooting themselves in the foot with every good opportunity they had to grow. While I was at this company I really wanted to get back to doing some silkscreening. I really enjoyed doing it before but the owner didn't want to invest in the equipment.

Now that I am on my own again I decided to get a small home set up. My place is pretty small, 500 sq feet so I couldn't do a full set up. (also the whole being without a job thing limited the funds available) I play roller derby and a lot of the girls on my league were asking if I was going to do my own line of derby clothes so I decided to go with something skating related for my first design.

On black scoop neck t-shirts

Close up on the black shirts. The orange is closer to the other pictures. The ink is water based, which I don't think has a great of coverage as plastisol inks

Same design on a ocean blue tank top. Art work is approximately 8 x 5in

The blue line is darker on the light blue shirt than the black shirts. I mixed the inks for the blue shirts first then added more white for the black shirts

Racer back on blue tank

Comments and criticism welcome!!

Thanks for looking :]
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3  Roller Derby Gingerbread Banked Track! in Dessert by starsxarexrad on: January 11, 2012 09:39:47 PM
So instead of a gingerbread house I decided to make a gingerbread banked track. I play roller derby and we had our try outs at the end of the year. Since i got it in my head that I wanted to make a gingerbread banked track and knew that everyone in the league (about 170 people) would be there that day I decided that would a great way to pawn it off on people!!

What a real banked track looks like

starting ingredients

baseboard. I'm 5' 6" and its almost as tall as me

structure that held up the banked track. We based it off of the actual size and shape of a Kitten Traxx banked track. It is 1/24 to scale

All of the gingerbread in place. It took 5 batches placed on 10 baking sheets

Logo of the league done in the middle of the track done in orange Reese's Pieces

Marshmallow refs! They are made to resemble some of the leagues refs

fully decorated with lights! there are battery powered LED lights under the cotton candy and frosting

the skaters in their packs with the whole track barely fitting in the back of the car. end measurements of the board were 30" x 58"

We got it to the rinks in one piece!

Then it was devoured. Even more so after this pictures when the juniors got to it

If you want more information about it I did a write up with may more pictures of the process on my blog:

Thanks for looking!
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4  Mrs. Potatohead in Halloween Costumes by starsxarexrad on: November 14, 2010 03:11:00 PM
My SO's cousin asked me to help her make a Mrs. Potatohead costume a couple of weeks before Halloween to go out with some family as characters from Toy Story. This costume was quite the adventure, we had to change how it was going to look a couple of times and at point was afraid it wasn't going to fit.

She asked for my help because the other options looked like this:

We used items from the actual Mrs. Potatohead (yellow hat) and the one from Toy Story (pearly earrings) just depending on what was easier.

We took a a clown hat from Joann's tore off the rainbow band, covered it in yellow felt then reattached the flower.

This is the cutest Nephew every modeling the hat, pearls and gloves.

Night of Halloween

Taking the boys trick or treating

The costume slipped over her head and there was a slit down the neck with a tie to keep it closed.  the facial features and ears are filled with fiber fill and attached separately to look like the detachable and attachable pieces Mrs. Potatohead comes with. It turned out so much cuter than I ever thought it would be.

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5  Hello Kitty in Screen Printing: Completed Projects by starsxarexrad on: August 22, 2010 09:17:30 PM
Just some pictures from a 2 color job I did last semester in school:

Close up!

The shirt is purple but the day was over cast. I printed the pattern around the shirt so it goes all the way around.

I printed this on yellow and this salmon color. i didn't think I would like the print on this color but it turned out so much nicer than I thought.

C & C always welcome!
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6  Sugar Skulls for Valentines Day in Dessert by starsxarexrad on: June 20, 2010 10:19:14 AM
I know it was a while ago but here are some of the sugar skulls i made for the Valentines day potluck in my office. I paired them with a chocolate cake I also made. I still have two plain ones that I need to decorate. They are the size large skulls the apple is there for size comparison. These ended up being much easier to make than I thought, the only problem I had was taking out enough from the middle of each half. I was really concerned I would take too much out and that would weaken them. Now I know I could have taken out more than I did, they are heavy and solid as rocks once they were completely dry.

After the chocolate cake attacked....

Unfortunately it doesn't look like I have any pictures before the cake attacked but they were nice and clean and white before they were resting on the cake.
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7  Sugar Skulls and Virgin Mary in Screen Printing: Completed Projects by starsxarexrad on: June 20, 2010 09:55:15 AM
In my silk screening class my teacher basically lets me do whatever i want since I have already taken the class. So I decided to do a design I have been thinking about for a while and make up some shirts to sell. That turned into something so much more, it had me doing a photo shoot last weekend and now I'm setting up a selling Etsy and hoping to do something with the 20 plus shirts I 3 color screened as my final last semester.

Screen after being washed out.

Close up of the Mary

Unfortunately the only close up I have was taken with my awful camera phone. I promise her face looks way less scary when its not pixelated.

Me and my lovely models I'm in the middle and the one on the right is a friend from work and the one on the left is a girl I roomed with at FIDM

one of my favorite shirt designs but my teacher was helping me finish the shirts and he off all people didn't put down enough tack spray so its not as even as i would like it to be.

All of the shirts are yellow or white.

Comments and Criticism welcome, thanks for checking it out!!
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8  Re: Post your CRAFTY Tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by starsxarexrad on: March 16, 2010 11:43:04 PM
My Crafty tattoo:

i would love to eventually have more around it and go up over my shoulder so its a quarter or half sleeve of crafts...oh to have a job where tattoos don't equal satan!
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