SHIRTS LIKE THIS NOW AVAILABLE AT MY ETSY STORE!! http://Mellonea.etsy.com
/flex is one of my favorite wow emotes. Often, the programmers made this emote way over-the-top, and funny to watch. It’s also rather instantly recognizable in silhouette, which made it a good subject for this shirt.
I wanted to print out stencils and cut them out, and I found some semi-card-stock around the house. After printing and the long and tiring chore of cutting them all out with scissors and X-acto knives, I sprayed the backs of them with Spray Adhesive and let it dry for 15 minutes, so it would form a temporary-only bond with the shirt. By using this method, I hoped to retain some of the finer details of hair, bones, fingers, etc.
And it worked! Oh my, it worked! I didn’t even let the shirt dry completely before ripping it out of the dryer to take pictures.
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Cutting out the complicated shapes with the X-acto knife made my hand hurt, but every bit of detail showed up on the finished product, so all the hurt was worth it! ^_^
I laid it out in Illustrator after capturing the silhouettes in WoW Model Viewer on my PC, and then Printed some out to do a dimensions test. Everything checked out, so I printed on the cardstock and got cutting. And now, the finished product!
|This is the back side…
|And this is the front!
It still smells a little like bleach, which drives me nuts, but this shirt will get washed with every load of wash I do for a couple weeks, and that should really take the edge off. (EDIT: I wasned it a couple times and now there is no trace of bleachy smell at all.) I just LOVE it! The details turned out so nice, and I even like the bleach splashes and smudges on the sleeves, it looks so DIY! Hehe. I’m now trying to think of another idea for a shirt…. maybe I could do my jeans!
I welcome your comments! ^_^