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« on: December 10, 2007 03:07:23 PM »

Lots of new shirts!!!

The shtuff: I use American Apparel shirts and hoodies as my basics. I hand dye them with RIT dye. It takes a long time but saves me a ton of money and adds to the customization factor. I hand painted all the shirts/hoodies with Polymark fabric paint and/or Scribble fabric paint. For screenprinted shirts I made my own screens with screen silk and pieces of wood. I used speedball screen fabric paint. All sewn shirts are sealed on the sewn edges with Fraycheck to prevent fraying.

The entourage:

Cells: I made a pair of undies for a swap covered in cells that inspired me to make this shirt. I used a screen print for the brown cell membrane outline.

Soul minus body: My newest version of the old Soul Meets Body... I got bored of making it. I like that black and white yet colorful bright graphics feel. This one's inspired by Head Automatica's old graphics.

Lobster: I made this for a swap on a regular crew neck and decided to make more. I love the fabric. It has a painted outline but is sewn on.

Octopus: A variation on the lobster. It's outlined in white and black.

Splatter peace: Made peace signs out of tape and put them on the shirt. (Olga really did these. She's a beast) Squirted tons of paint into the hand, threw it at the shirt. Peel off the tape and wa-la. Done. By putting it on the back, the thicker paint no longer interferes with boobies. Yayyy.

eNJoy: A new version.. more modern.

Peace scarf: Just some sewn peace signs

Starz: The outline of stars used as stripes... Just for fun I suppose. Its blue white and black.

Tree: Same fabric as the lobster. A sewn underarm tree. (Olga's the tree maker, I just sew them)

The paint used (EVERYONE always asks me, I finally have pics!):

If you want to know how to use the paint or something, let me know. I took pictures of myself painting to show people. I was gonna put it on Craftopedia but I can't seem to find it anymore.

Questions, comments, helpful criticism, compliments: all is appreciated. Please let me know what you think! I really appreciate it.
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007 03:14:29 PM »

I really love the Lobster and the Tree. I love the fabric and the way it looks on those tees. Great job!!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007 03:15:58 PM »

Those are all so amazing, and look so time consuming! I would never have the patience to do that. But it looks very well worth it.

I love the star-stripes. Such a cool idea!

« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007 03:18:13 PM »

i absolutely love every single shirt you made. they are amazing. i love love love the peace sign ones. its so cool. everything is.

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007 03:19:13 PM »

I LOVE THOSE SHIRTS i was trying to think of something to give my guy friend who's very unusual and seems like hes gay but isn't.. THANK YOU now  i know what I'm going to do I'm going to make him a shirt with a custom design!!!!!! yes... *runs out of room looking for supplies* Smiley Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2007 03:19:21 PM »

Freakin' awesome - love the lobster and the peace ones  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2007 03:35:54 PM »

The one with the guitars is awesome.  A step by step on that one would rule

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2007 03:47:24 PM »

The one with the guitars is awesome.  A step by step on that one would rule

No problem. I used white screen print paint and painted the entire background of the bottom where I wanted the objects to be. After it dried I used black to paint in the circles and objects. If the white wasn't white enough in some areas, I used regular fabric paint to go over it again. I then held my hand over the bottom design and used spray black fabric paint to spray the in between area. Then I used black to outline the shapes of the guitar necks and then white too to make it more 3D. I then drew stripes with the different colors and filled them. I did a second coat on everything to make sure it was dark enough.

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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2007 04:08:44 PM »

wow. i love the cell shirt!! i should make one to wear to my bio exams...

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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2007 04:36:57 PM »

I am in awe of your amazing skills. They are all so stunning. I especially love the cell shirt. I laughed when I realized it looks pretty accurate. Thanks for posting!!   Grin
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