HERE IS THE SECOND SHIRT IN THE FALL/WINTER 2009 SERIES.
IN BLACK & ORANGE IT’S JUST IN TIME FOR OCTOBER AND PRESEASON FLYERS ACTION.
THE NEWEST BROAD STREET BOOTLEG™ HYBRID
THIS SHIRT IS:
AND IS AVAILABLE UNDER THE NEW PAGE FALL 2009.
This shirt is a 2 color (black & orange) screen print on a light gray T-shirt.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering information.
Starting with this design and continuing with more in the future I am going to start “The Making Of” series. A series of photographs to document the making of a new shirt or design. I am only going to document the making of a shirt if it is a true hands on/hand made shirt consisting of hand cut stencils.
1) I began with a simple wax paper stencil. I cut out the shape below and used the piece this was cut from as the stencil.
2) I taped the wax paper to the underside of the screen.
3) Applied the orange ink to the front side of the screen.
4) “Flooded” the screen to obtain a smooth even coat of ink.
5) Pulled the ink through the stencil twice. Once with the screen flooded, once without.
6) Lift the screen to reveal the first color print.
7) Now to lay out the stencil for the second color. I printed an outline of the design out on a transparency so I could have the widest range of options when working with it. The advantages of having the design on a transparency is that if the design need to be traced or reversed etc. it can be done very easily.
8) I next needed to cut out the center half of the baseball that was floating and not attached to anything. I needed to cut it out on a sticker so that it would adhere to the screen and I had to cut it out backwards because it is being placed on the back side of the screen. During a sunny day my window makes for an excellent light table. (I have no idea why that happy face is up there. It is suppose to be an number eight but eights keeps showing up as that. Weird)
9) Next I needed to cut out the rest of the design and I choose to use “Clear Transparent Con-Tact” paper. After using this for many different shirt designs I found that it is very reliable and the plastic like texture is very durable. Again, I had to cut this design out backward because it is going on the back side of the screen.
10) I then used 2 inch masking tape to seal up the rest of the screen and placed the half of a baseball sticker on the screen in it’s right place.
11) The stencil is cut out, stuck on the screen. The holes are sealed and the screen looks good and I’m ready to print color number two.
12) I apply the black ink and once again flood the screen with an smooth even coat. Lookin’ good!
13) I pull the ink through the screen twice. Once with the screen flooded and once without.
14) Lift the screen to reveal what all the hard work was for. Couldn’t have come out better. Great Success! And all with hand cut stencils. Amazing! No high wattage expensive exposure units and NO CHEMICALS!! So boys and girls, hopefully with this know-how you will feel confident enough to attempt screen printing at home. Enjoy!
15) Repeat steps #1-#14.
Then the real fun part. Cleaning all of the ink off in my bathtub. Awesome!