Monday, July 13, 2009
After my successful screen printing test i though it was time print a T-Shirt. I just bought some plain Bonds shirts from Target, a grey one for me and a pink one for my Step-Daughter, to make some matching T-Shirts.
I taped off the area on my screen that i wanted to use, Bee Girl. And put some ink on. (it looks messy cause i just scrapped the ink from the spatula after my test.)
Flooded the screen (Full description in my previous post)
I waited for bee girl to dry while i took the dog for a walk, then did the same for her "butterfly Kite"
I then added some red stitches with embroidery thread, tied a knot and left the ends of the threads to dangle free. How cute!! I love it when you finally get to see the idea you have had in your head for soooo long actually created.
For Matilda's smaller shirt, it didn't fit on the T-Shirt Platen provided with the machine so i had to use a bit of enginuity. I got a hard plastic chopping board (unused!) and sprayed it with some spray adhesive and pulled the shirt over it to create a nice smooth hard surface to spread the shirt out on.
I taped this down to the bed of the machine to stop it from moving, and printed.
It worked perfectly! For Matilda's shirt i stitched on a thin ribbon with the sewing machine as the kite cord. Very sweet.
Two finished matching T-Shirts!!, i cut my head out of the photo as I hadn't done my hair and put make-up on and there was waaayyy too much photoshopping to fix that up.
I also printed another white shirt, there maybe a giveaway coming up!! Stay Tuned!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday. What did you get up to?