-ADVENTURE: AN EXCITING OR UNEXPECTED COURSE OF EVENTS-
ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE: $19.99
THIS SHIRT IS FOR THE ADVENTURER IN EACH OF US.
Those of us who look over the next hill, around the corner ahead, through the fog to see what lies beyond. We seek adventure because we can... we must.
This shirt is hand designed. A friend of mine, Erika, is crazy talented, and agreed to do draw up the design. Literally the first design she sent me, I fell in love with. A draft later, it was making it's way unto an ink filled screen.
To me, this is exciting. This reminds me of running through the woods as a kid, collecting every "walking-stick-sword" and acorn I could find. I'm excited to share it with you, because honestly, I just think think that more people need to remember what it feels like to seek after adventure.
Buy a shirt! This isn't about money. (I'm basically selling this at-cost) Buy it because Erika's art is awesome, the shirt is great quality, and honestly, it looks cool. Thanks!
(Want to see how it's made? Scroll down!)
ARTWORK: THE PROCESS
PRINTING: THE PROCESS
Covering my printing screen with special paint (looks like Nickelodeon slime) that hardens in bright light. This paint allows me to basically create a film "negative" of the artwork that I am going to print.
This dries for 2-3 hours in complete darkness before exposure.
The exposure process. The transparency paper allows light to come through everywhere but the artwork, which hardest the paint around the artwork, but not beneath the design itself. This enables me to wash the paint out of the center and make a sort of "mold" for the printing paint.
Freshly Printed! This is done by pouring fabric paint through the negative I produced on the screen, and then running a squeegee along the artwork.
I allow the shirts to dry for a couple minutes, then it's off to the oven for a final hardening of the paint!