New Design: T Shirt + Stuffed Animals!!??
I’m so pumped about my new design – it’s giving me the jitters… here’s the long shot of it followed by a detail shot followed by the story of where they came from…
I got the idea from screen printed and stuffed cameras I saw in Flickr, linked to from one of my favorite stuffy inspiration blogs: Plush You! of the Schmancy Exhibit. They were kind of like this… but only on one plane.
At first I thought of screen printing little creatures onto regular fabric and then made the leap to printing them directly onto shirts and wearing them for awhile before cutting and stuffing them.
This is one of the toughest stencils I’ve ever cut… the lines are so small and the curves so tight I went through dozens of xacto blades…
I’m going to continue with the concept of printing stuffed creature templates right onto tshirts – my brain’s filled with new ideas along these lines and I can’t wait!
I’m ordering a mess of shirts soon for printing – if you want one of these shirts let me know! email: gfrench (A-T) gmail.com. Also wondering about names for these creatures. There are seven of them so I’m toying with a days of the week concept.
Yay for clothes that come with instructions for cutting them up and turning them into something else!