Sep 12

Tee shirt print, wings

I got this idea from a woman who had wings on the back of her tee shirt. It was one of those currently-popular Victoriana/skateboard style of designs. I don’t know what it’s called, but here are some examples. I’m sure you’ve seen stuff like this. My daughter calls it “steampunk rock design.” It’s a specific style, full of ornate floral-like designs, often with victoriana motifs such as keys or wings, and sometimes gothic elements, such as skulls or crosses or stabbed hearts.

If anyone knows what the name is for this type of art, let me know. I see it everywhere, on bags at Target and tee shirts at Hot Topic, and other mainstream chains as well.

Anyway, I wanted to do a silkscreen of wings to put on the back of my tee shirts wiht the crows on the front, but the drawing ink isn’t detailed enough, so I had to draw it on a piece of paper with a sharpie. Then I scanned it and printed it on a transparency, and used the transparency to make the photo-emulsion silkscreen. I had issues with it. I’ll discuss it in the other post.


    • BWS on February 10, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Great Idea! Do you have a pic of the front of the shirt?

    • Kater on February 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Yes, it’s a crow print.

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