Archive for October, 2008


TShirt Painting

Well ..sounds gud when u can urself design a thsrt.. this piece has taken a lot of efforts not from my end but from where it was ordered :)) ha ha .. anxious designs …perfection scares and after all the time period entitled to deliver… off late i was scanning thru a couple of websites that sell thrts with rich singly slogans at exhorbitant prices.. they are atleast for me .. i cant draw but can atleast paint.. :)) so here are two creations and u wd want to learn as well :))

Material Required.

1. Tshirt ( 1 black and 1 White ) ( Size as per ur choice )  (So is the color )

2.  Fabric Colors ( Acrylic ) ( prefer one with shine and gloss )

3. Contrast color carbon sheet.

4. Tracing Sheet if Reqd.

Method .

Step 1 : Print the slogan / design you need on the tshirt in a larger size on paper.

You have so many fonts available on the internet today , you may choose one of your size.

Step 2 : Print the design u want on the tee in a similar fashion.

I am using the following :

Tee Black :

‘Human’ in the front.

‘Know Thy User ‘ ‘ Hansen 1971 ‘ in the back

Tee 1 - Black - Front

Tee 1 - Black - Front

Tee 1 - Black - Back

Tee 1 - Black - Back

Tee White

‘ Defragmenting image’ in the front

Tee 2 - White - Front

Tee 2 - White - Front

‘We all have a monster within’ in the back.

Tee 2 - White - Back

Tee 2 - White - Back

You may also use this. I will upload a set soon in my download section.

Drama

Drama

Step 3 : Trace the design onto the thsrt and color it . Allow it to dry . Dont forget to add a second layer of color if the color is light and specially for white. A black outline defines the structure for sure.

Step 4. After it has dried , u need to iron it either on the reverse side of the painting for the colors to set in another idea is to place a cloth over it and iron in the front order.

Here are the final pictures .

Glass Painting…

(Click on images for larger view)

Materials Needed

1. Glass Sheet ( Square or rectangular as per the size of painting )
You may also take Transparency sheets made of plastic.
Atleast they won’t break , but give the same effect as on glass.
2. Glass colors ( Solvent Based – they last longer )
3. Kerosene / Thinner – Used for thinning the colors
4. Aluminuim Foil
5. Black Oil Paint
6. Brush ( Not of plastic bristles )
7. M-Seal / Silver Glass Outliner / Black Glass Outliner ( Comes along with colors )
8. soft Piece of Cloth to wipe off.
9. Talcum Powder

Glass Colors are basically of 1 types water-based or oil-based. While the oil-based paints are more glossy,
a beginner can start off with a water-based paint as they are easier to handle.They can also be
opaque or translucent.
While the former is better suited for conventional patterns like figures and still-life,
the later gives an enchanting, shimmering quality to the paintings, you may use any  but it is advisable not to use both varieties in the same painting. Each has its own texture and these do not gel.

Glass liners are available, conveniently packaged into tubes.  A golden liner should be used when you paint delicate media ,  but a black liner is recommended. It gives a clear definition to the outlines making the paintings stand out.

Steps

1. Clean the glass piece with kerosene, there should not be any dust particles on it , else it will hinder the smooth flow of colors.

2. Choose a pattern. For a glass painting, a pattern must be clean lined.

3.  Once a pattern is selected, copy it on to a piece of paper of the same size as the piece of glass.
The pattern must be drawn exactly on the center of the sheet.

4.  First a traced design is placed on the table and the plain glass is above the design, so that the design is clearly seen through the glass.    Refer post on velvet     painting., The design should be inn perfect alignment with the piece of paper.

Outline

There are two ways to trace the ouline , the first way is to directly use a black outliner ( easier ) the second is to use M-seal.
The edges might break after some time.

5a. Trace out the outline carefully on the glass with the glass-liner, squeezing the tube from the bottom.

5b. Mix the two coloured pastes of the mseal in equal proportion to get a wax finish. With the help of talcum powder roll the dough (Mseal Mixture)
into thin and even strings. This string is stuck with glue over the glass on the outline of the trace which is kept under the glass and allowed to dry.
When it dries colour it with black glass paint.

6. Take care not to smudge any part of the the traced pattern while working upon another part of the drawing.

If this happens accidentally, you may use kerosene / acetone (nail polish remover ) to undo it.

7. Once the whole pattern has been traced, leave it to dry for about 3-4 hours. It may also be dried with hot air to hasten up the drying process.
You may use the convenient hair dryer for it. :P, Be careful here since the colors may also spill , due to air pressure.

8. After the glass painting pattern has dried completely, start filling it in with glass colors of your choice.
Use one-directional strokes to fill in the paint. You should ideally not move your brush , but the colors , much like the opposite way of painting.
Avoid spilling, do not take two much paint.

Before you start painting the colour, test your shades on the corner of the glass  or a transparency trail sheet , and wipe it off with the thinner.
The colour choice should be perfect  because the stained glass paint gets dried up fast and the correction cannot be done easily.
While painting, the colour blending should be done quickly and carefully.

9.  Use fine-tipped brushes to fill out the corners and areas near the outlines. If bubbles appear , break them with brush before they dry out.

10. Avoid painting the second layer just after the first one , generally second layer should be avoided.

11. If you are using multi colored section ( for e.g a 2 colored leaf ) , allow the first color to dry first completely, then paint the second half.
Else 2 colors may flow beneath each other on the edges , destroying the aura of the painting.

12. Once the color is done , allow the painting to dry completely.

After its done , there are 2 ways to finalize the painting , you may crush a silver foil and put it behind it as shown ,
You may also draw a second border and color the remaining portion with black oil paint. ( This should be done if light colors are used for painting.)