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Shirtcrafting (T variety)

Wonder BreadWonder Bread Registered User regular
edited August 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So I want to make some T-shirts, but I don't want to invest in an entire screenprinting set.
Is there a simpler way to do this? (Stencils are tricky because I love islands)

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Heat transfer paper? Make up the design in the graphics program of your choice, print it out, grab an iron, and voila.

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  • JustPlainPavekJustPlainPavek Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I've done this use laminator sheets or transparencies for the stencil over your initial drawing, and an exacto knife to cut them out. Tape it to the shirt and just paint on it with a mix of acrylic and gesso. It's not super-permanent (depending on how heavily you wear and wash it), and you can't really do complicated layers of colors, but it's a cheap way to go about it.

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  • Wonder BreadWonder Bread Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Is there anyway to go about using stencils without having to worry about islands?

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    a really fun thing to do is

    1 take plastic stencil making stuff.
    2 cut out stencil
    3 take black or other dark shirt
    4 spray bleach from a spray bottle onto the shirt with the stencil over it.
    5 say wow

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  • Drew_9999Drew_9999 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Depending on how many you're making and what you're making, you might be able to use fabric markers.

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  • Chop LogicChop Logic Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    You can use spray adhesive to attach islands to the shirt so you don't have to worry about them.

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