2.07.2014

Happy Camper

i didn't get around to making my usual sugar lake shirts this year, so i went with camping shirts for a mini-birthday party theme. i hand lettered happy camper on some sketch paper, scanned it in and digitized it. i then printed it out on a transparency and created a screen of it. i made three different kinds of happy camper shirts/sweatshirts: plain black on grey shirts; white flocking on dark grey; and a black glitter on heather grey sweatshirts (for alex and i.) this was my first time experimenting with flocking and with glitter. in case you don't know what flocking is, it's that fuzzy stuff you find on old-school shirts and some greeting cards. so for both the glitter and the flocking you actually screen print glue instead of ink. with the glitter you then load on the fine glitter and let it fully dry; then shake off the extra glitter and iron to set. with the flocking you put on your sheet of flocking material, iron it right away; let that cool and then peel off the flocking sheet to reveal your design. both the glitter and the flocking have survived machine washing and still look good.
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