- Always start with a rough light outline and work your way through. I usually outline the picture I plan on drawing, and refining the edges right after.
It is always important to refine the edges so that it is clear and sharp. This will help make your drawing look like a print instead of an unprofessional attempt at making your shirt look like a print. Did that make sense? I hope so..
- Next, you are going to fill in your drawing at this point. Start with light strokes until everything is filled. Once you are done, go over everything again ( 2 times if you have to) to create a matte and solid color.
- Before washing your DIY Sharpie tee, I always recommend to let it sit for a night. I usually run a hot iron over the 'sharpiefied' areas, but if you are afraid of irons, just toss your shirt into the dryer, put it to high heat and let it sit there for a bit. Heat will help set the colors on your shirt and you should not see any kind of bleeding after a good wash.
- Like any other kind of printed shirts, Sharpie prints do fade with time. You can always re-trace your prints if that happens and everything should be a-okay !
Last but not least. Be creative and experiment! I know that there are a ton of rules on the internet with what you should or should not do, and I truly think that craft is a free expression built on creativity alone. If you think that newspapers make a good shirt embellishment, heck by all means, try it. I know I would.
With that thought in mind, I shall leave you now for the weekend. Have an awesome one and I will see you next week!
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