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« on: December 18, 2008 08:41:42 PM »

hi, so im not sure if this is in the correct spot - but i figured it is clothing so its ok  Grin
i bought a plain white v-neck t-shirt for $5 that needed a little love,
therefore i freehanded some sparrows on the back then a ghostship on the front and now i love it!
they were outlined in blue highlighter and then gone over with a black sharpie .
the 2 back sparrows

the progress of the ghost-ship

the ghost ship all done.....for now

p.s. do any of you guys know if this will stand up to being washed in the washing machine?

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008 08:50:20 PM »

The sparrows are adorable! I enjoy the blue in the ship as well. Sadly, I don't expect the sharpie to hold up to washing; I imagine it would fade quickly. Fabric paint is the way to go. It should say "holds up to washing" or something to that effect. Keep up the good work!

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008 09:02:43 PM »

I think it just kinda depends.
I free-handed a shirt kinda like this and when I washed it it faded like crazy, but...the fading kinda made it look more vintage-y. For this shirt, the faded greyish...ness....would prolly look pretty awesome.


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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008 04:18:05 PM »

Great artwork Smiley A $5 shirt is probably the best place to experiment.

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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2008 05:58:02 PM »

That is absolutely amazing!  I've had a ton of bad experiences with machine washing sharpie I wanted to stay one (of course if I didn't want it to stay on it would). Maybe if you could hand wash it it would stay better, or go over it in something else. Or you could put it in a frame and hang it on your wall... I'd be scared to wear it. Haha  Grin

« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2008 08:05:33 PM »

Put it through the dryer before you wash it!!!

That will set the stain.  Just treat that shirt exactly the opposite way you'd treat it if you got yellow mustard or something on it  Tongue.  I've got several t-shirts from camp that people signed with sharpies (multiple colors, not all black but some black included); my mom told me to run them through the dryer before washing, and while they have faded some, it hasn't been drastic... and that's after a couple years of regular wearing/washing.  They started out as plain white undershirts, 100% cotton... there's some sharpie artwork on them too (because we were counselors, and counselors at my camp use "camp names", the signatures for which often include little doodles and such... like the girl whose camp name is Pickles drew a pickle... etc.)

I suppose ironing would also work, but I haven't personally tried that tactic.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008 09:07:34 AM »

The sparrows are adorable! I enjoy the blue in the ship as well. Sadly, I don't expect the sharpie to hold up to washing; I imagine it would fade quickly. Fabric paint is the way to go. It should say "holds up to washing" or something to that effect. Keep up the good work!

They have fabric markers which are awesome.. they write just like sharpies but stand up to the wash.  I've seen them at Michael's but it's been a long time since I've bought them...

I absolutely love the ship..!
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008 07:50:57 AM »

There's also something called a laundry marker or something like that. It looks just like a Sharpie but it doesn't fade in the wash. I've seen them at Jo-Ann's and Micheals and Hobby Lobby, I think.

Your drawings look really awesome, it would suck if they faded.
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008 01:16:53 PM »

i love the birds

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