T-shirt Art: A Fun and Inexpensive Way to Express Yourself

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Are you fond of taking words, pictures, colors and turning them into catchy designs? You can take short, witty statements and images and put your personal touch to a unique and custom T-shirt art design to come up with wearable art that reflects your own personality.

Design Inspiration

There are lots of methods in creating your very own T-shirt design. However, you must see what techniques are the best and what will suit your budget. You can customize your designs through Photoshop software. If you find it hard to do, then you can just browse the internet and look for the designs you want. Just copy the image or text you want and save it in your computer.

You can still make the design original or custom-made by adding some details that are purely your own. Aside from looking for images online, you can also draw your own T-shirt design, then add some text/s, a slogan, or even your favorite catchphrase.

Nowadays, T-shirts are sometimes used to advertise and promote individual products, large companies, box office films and eCommerce websites. This is a very effective yet affordable way to gain more customers and clients since T-shirts are a basic part of everyone’s clothing. T-shirts are a part of almost everyone’s fashion styles – for both men and women, and for all age groups, including babies, teens, and adults.

Screen Printing

The most common method used in T-shirt designing is the screen-printing method. In screen-printing, you make your own design by drawing and then cutting the design into a framed silk screen. The design itself is printed using the silk screen as a guide for the ink distribution, much like a stencil. Screen printing is the most popular method for creating T-shirt designs because it is cost-effective and efficient, making it highly suitable for mass production.

Other known methods of designing T-shirts includes the airbrush method, appliqué technique, embroidery, embossing or impressing, as well as iron-on designs using transfer papers that require heat. Dye sublimation is also another method that is gaining popularity. You can do this with the aid of laser printers. This type of printer is capable of printing your desired design on a plain paper by applying a special toner containing a solution like sublimation dyes which is permanently heat-transferred to your T-shirts, thus transferring the printed design into the fabric.

At present, “statement shirts” have become very popular as well. Most people make use of fashion statements to represent a person’s emotions or opinions. Many individuals choose unique statement designs for their T-shirts by spoofing popular names, brands, statements and many more.

T-shirt art designing and printing is also a fun activity to do with kids who want to explore and express themselves as well. You see, creating a different kind of craft through designing T-shirts is really fun to do. Kids will certainly get a kick out of designing – and then wearing– their own shirts.

The author is a freelance writer with more than a decade of writing experience under his belt. He writes reviews of debt consolidation and credit monitoring plans. Click here for information on credit monitoring.


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