one of my first projects of summer was to design a logo for my art room and use it to create a tshirt. my love of styrofoam block printing is no secret (you can see former projects here and here) so i thought why not try it on tshirts. i don't know about you, but i dig it!
for the tshirt printing part, i used scratch-foam board, speedball fabric block printing ink, and a brayer. you will also need something hard and smooth to put on the inside of the shirt. i used an extra shelf we had left over from a bookshelf.
before i printed anything on fabric, i did a test print with standard block printing ink on card stock to make sure my design was carved well. the print was actually pretty cool, so i put it in an old frame i had so i can hang it at school. i also did a test print with the fabric ink on an old tshirt i didn't care about before we used our blank shirts.
and my 8 year old in his, well, i'm not exactly sure what that is. i think he said it was inspired by scooby doo. lol
if you decide to try this, i would love to see what you make!
here's to a handmade summer!