Print Your Own T Shirts Using Homemade Stencils
In spite of the fact that screen printing is the most effective method for imprinting on materials, it’s a considerable measure of work to print a stand-out shirt. Here’s a cool approach to making a stencil on the PC, and impression it upon your shirt. It delivers an unexpected tasteful in comparison to silk screening, as your finished shirt won’t look fresh out of the plastic new, yet pleasantly softened up.
- PC with picture altering programming (the guidelines here are for Adobe Photoshop)
- Art blade and cutting edges, (for example, X-Acto)
- Cutting Mat, or scrap bit of plywood
- Thin or Medium sheet of acetic acid derivation (overhead straightforwardness)
- Veiling tape
- Material Ink, or Acrylic Ink and Textile Fixer
- Little Painter Roller
- Iron and Parchment Paper
Outlining the Stencil
(The guidelines are for use in Photoshop. Similar systems can be utilized as a part of any product, or you can just hand draw a picture.)
1. Select your picture and import into Photoshop. I’ve picked a photograph of French thinker and creator Albert Camus. (Al-Behr Kah-mou)
2. Make a copy layer, and utilizing the eraser and the enchantment wand device, disengage the subject from its experience. I think that its helpful to utilize a strong fill layer in a brilliant shading for differentiating.
3. Compel your picture into unadulterated highly contrasting utilizing Image->Adjustments->Threshold, and alter the slider for the best adjust of white and dark.
4. Apply an obscure utilizing Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur, with the sweep in the low pixel go (.01-2), which smoothes out a portion of the pixelating from applying the Threshold.
5. Utilizing the paintbrush device, associate each dark region to the bigger dark blueprint. No blob of dark can remain solitary, or it will be lost when you cut out the stencil.
6. Alter your picture, and print it out on an 8.5 x 11″ sheet of paper (a thick, great paper will do best).
Cutting the Stencil and Printing the custom t shirt
1. Place the acetic acid derivation on the printed picture, and secure the edges with concealing tape.
2. Utilizing the X-acto cut and a sharp edge, deliberately cut out the (now) dark piece of the picture. You should slice through both the acetic acid derivation and the paper underneath it. Work gradually, and don’t be disheartened on the off chance that you spend over an hour cutting your stencil.
3. To print your custom t shirt, put your stencil as you wish, and tape the stencil down with covering tape. Adding daily paper to the revealed texture will likewise shield it from the ink.
4. Blend your ink shading, including the texture fixer if essential. Tragically, you’ll utilize a great deal of ink to completely soak the roller, so make certain to blend a considerable measure. (I think about whether an elastic brayer would chip away at texture and cut down on squandered ink.) Test your stencil on a sheet of paper to figure out the procedure.
5. Fill the roller with ink, as you would when painting a divider, and after that apply the ink on your stencil, working in all things considered. It’s alright to do different coats, simply make sure that the stencil doesn’t move.
6. Deliberately evacuate the stencil, tape, and daily papers, and appreciate your great work. Give the ink a chance to dry, and afterward press on a high, dry setting, utilizing a bit of material or wax paper between the iron and the short, which warm sets the ink.
7. Hand wash your shirt, and dry on a low setting, with some old towels to eliminate the unsettling to the texture.
I added some babble to the front, only for kicks.
The sense that making some more realistic craftsmanship, this time for your divider?