So yesterday I posted my huge failure in trying to bleach my Sex Bob-omb shirt and today I promised to show the spray painted one I ended up making and wearing instead. Luckily I had another black shirt hiding in my closet, so I whipped up another stencil…
With this stencil I decided I’d try out bridges, because I saw someone use bridges to make sure everything was lined up correctly, and then carefully cut them out with an exacto knife.
Here I am, cutting them out. If you do this, be VERY careful not to cut your shirt.
All cut out and ready to paint! I stuck cardboard in this shirt just like last time to protect the back of the shirt. I’m using some Krylon plastic fusion hammered metal spray paint because that’s all I had on hand and I didn’t feel like going out to buy a whole can of paint just for this shirt.
I’m a pretty big fan of the Scott Pilgrim comics and I was super excited about the movie, nevermind the fact that I love Edgar Wright movies. So when I got the chance to enter a contest (hosted by Ain’t It Cool News) to win two tickets to an advanced screening last Thursday I knew I had to at least try. All you had to do was enter a picture of yourself rocking out and you could enhance it in Photoshop if you so desired. So I made my little sister (who was the one who would go with me if we won) put on her Gideon shirt that we made the other day and jump around with her ukulele while I took pictures. After I picked out the best picture I added in some effects that fit in to the movies style. And guess what? We won!! Here’s the winning picture:
Immediately after hearing that we won I knew it was time to make my Sex Bob-omb shirt. I wanted it to be a black shirt with the logo bleached on, so after scouring the internet for tutorials on how to do such a thing, I ended up with a roll of freezer paper, a black shirt and some diluted bleach.
I just made this shirt yesterday and I couldn’t help but post it up here right away!
My older sister is always getting me in to comics and graphic novels, and most recently she got me on Scott Pilgrim. If you haven’t noticed, they’ve made a movie based on this series – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Because of my excitement for this movie, I decided to make a shirt from Vol. 6, Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour. I had been wanting to make it after I finished reading that volume, but the other day I saw some footage of Comic Con where they were screen printing a whole slew of shirts, the one I had been thinking of making being one of them. So obviously that made me get off my butt and make one for myself!
I’m in the process of making one for my younger sister. I also want to make a Sex Bob-omb shirt as well.
Check out my other tutorial on how to make stencils for your own shirts!