FINALLY. I took the dive on my take on the Creme de la Creme Sweatshirt DIY & I’m pleased to say IT DIDN’T TOTALLY SUCK. Since putting the post together with non-iPhone pics (well, so far no iPhone pics, but no promises!) is taking a little time, I figured I’d post a pre-tutorial post… whatever, it made sense in my head at the start of this entry.
Things I realized in coming up with this tutorial:
- I love fabric medium, the possibilities are endless!
- I’ve always seen charts and articles on the internet (Pinterest, etc) about typefaces… I now admire people who can identify fonts by looking at them, b/c the font on this sweatshirt basically merged boxy Yearbook and what I figure is Helvetica, but only b/c that’s what the packaging on the stencil set I purchased at Michael’s reads. Then again, if I hadn’t been so adamant about matching the font, I could have kept some of that sanity that kept progressively flying out the window.
- Washi tape is not just for making things cute. You can also use it to mark where you’re going to stencil letters, so you avoid going nuts with rulers and thoughts of how much easier it would have been to hunt down iron on letters.
- Once you get over the fear of stenciling letters onto a shirt with paint without screwing up placement, a whole world of shirt/ printmaking opens up. Then you freak out b/c you’ll probably want to spend the rest of your life doing lots of cool things - a list that shouldn’t consist entirely of being sprawled out in the living room making every one of the 100 shirts you saved off Pinterest the other night as you shouted ”I CAN make THAT!”.