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’m Filipino-American so I know a few silly Tagalog words here and there that my mom says now and then. My little sister and I like to combine some of these words to make completely nonsensical phrases. One of these gems is “Ay sus ginoo, sapatos puwet kugmo!” Any Tagalog speaker now should see that this doesn’t really make any sense, but that’s the point! “Ay sus ginoo” is an expression.. kind of like saying “oh my god.” I’m often greeted with that expression from my mom when I’m just goofing around the house. The rest of it is literally, sapatos= shoes, puwet= butt and kugmo= booger. So yeah, as you can see, it makes no sense. Spanish speakers may notice the influence their language has had on Tagalog.
Anyway, the point of this post is that my sister and I wanted to make shirts with this phrase on them. We would always talk about it, but never really do anything, so randomly I decided I was going to make mine at least… I didn’t know what shirt she wanted to use, and I didn’t know if she approved on the final layout of the letters.
Here’s the printout.