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1. Color Your Own T-shirt with Fabric Markers

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Who loves to color? Ooh, oooh, oooh, we do, we do!

If you love to color and you want to turn a blank or printed tee into your own work of artistry, you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to show you how easy it is to color a t-shirt with fabric markers. How easy is it? Super easy.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Printed T-shirt
  • Thin cardboard (letter-size or larger)
  • Fabric Markers

The Printed T-shirtThe printed tee in question.

For the purposes of our tutorial, I chose one of our own white tees with our famous Vegan Zombie printed in black. You can use any t-shirt you want, really. Go thrift store hunting if you want to do it on the cheap! Sometimes we find some pretty interesting stuff that begs to be decorated. You can also dig something out of your closet, or if you’re cheeky, your roommate’s closet. Just make sure it’s clean. Even a new t-shirt will work best if you wash it once before coloring.

Helpful Hint: If you use someone else’s shirt, make sure they are not wearing it at the time. Although in certain situations, that might be fun.

The Cardboard02 cardboard

In our house, finding cardboard is easy. There’s always some kind of cardboard available, if it hasn’t already been taken by our 8-year old to build a Bionicle diorama. A cereal box works great (take out the cereal first). If you don’t eat cereal (what’s wrong with you), you can use a cracker box, the back of a notepad or cut up one of those boxes from your latest Amazon order. You just want something large enough to fit behind the area you’re coloring. If you have a small piece you can move it around as you go. No biggie.

The Fabric Markers

You can find Fabric markers in most craft stores like JoAnn, Michaels and Ben Franklin. You can also get them online. Most markers are about the same in how they work, so don’t sweat that too much. Try to find ones with fatter tips to start out. If you’re coloring a large area you’ll start to get cranky using a fine tip. Not that I would know, of course. Call it… intuition.

Let’s Color!

03 markersGet yourself set up in a well-lit area with a nice, clean, flat surface. I usually pour myself some sort of cocktail before starting, but you can substitute cocoa, tea, or I hear some people even drink water. Let me know what that’s like.

Put your cardboard piece inside the shirt (not behind it). This keeps any ink from getting through to the back side.

When you start to color, you’ll notice the color going onto the shirt is a lot lighter than the cap. That’s okay. It might look like your marker is running out of ink already, but it’s not. You’re coloring on fabric which soaks up a lot of ink, hence the cardboard. Fill an area with color, then let it dry for a few minutes. Go over it again and you’ll notice that it’s much darker now. Yay!

Let it Dry, Already!

If you’re like me, you’ll put your shirt on right away and go parading around like you just invented cereal. While I can’t fault you for this, I do recommend that you let it sit overnight to dry completely. I guess you could use a hair dryer if you’re in a hurry, but I haven’t lab-tested that as of this writing.

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Here’s how mine turned out. I really loved doing this because I could add shading and make my Vegan Zombie design look more hand-drawn and sketchy.

You can see that the color is not particularly dense. I left mine this way, but you could always let it dry, then go back over it again to darken the colors.

In the side-by-side below, you can see that our full color screen printed version is much brighter and darker with lots of flat color. This is what I love about doing this crafty coloring project, no two t-shirts will be the same, even if I colored them myself.

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I Want to Do This RIGHT NOW!

It does look exciting, doesn’t it? Like I said, if your significant other, partner, brother or roommate has a t-shirt that looks like it would be fun to color, that’s the quickest route. But since you have to live with them afterwards and you still need to go out and get markers, why not pick up something new (or used)? You’ll sleep better.

If you think you can wait longer than five minutes (or even a few days), you could order one of our ready-made kits.

I hope you have fun with this. Let me know how it works out for you!

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2. Screen printing a four-color t-shirt

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3. Vincent

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4. New @society6: Creature with two heads. (t-shirt)

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5. "It's Slime Time!" EXCLUSIVE 2-DAY T-shirt by CHOGRIN at www.theyetee.com

Hello everyone!

I'm selling my first t-shirt design online! It is inspired by one of my favorite logos and movies of all time. Did I mention it GLOWS-IN-THE DARK! I'm super excited to share this with you and hope you can spread the word on your facebooks, twitters, blogs, friends, families, fans, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Only on sale today (Friday, June 22nd) and tomorrow (Saturday, June 23rd). I would super love you if you snagged one too! Thanks for your support! It's ECTO-GLOW-IN-THE-DARK time! ;)

Follow the link here: http://www.theyetee.com/index.php?shirtid=chogrin or here: WWW.THEYETEE.COM

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6. Vinyl Kid T-shirt Design

Oh yay! My very first t-shirt design for Shirt.Woot is now available! Titled, Vinyl Kid, it's part of a special sale on the site called Jukebox Heroes, featuring all music-related designs. The shirt will be available for ONE WEEK ONLY! Sale ends Sunday, May 20th.

If you love vinyl (and I know you do, since you're reading this blog), then go and buy a shirt (or 2, or 3) for yourself - or for your favorite crate-digger.

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7. Chef Picard Returns!

My "Bake It So!" t-shirt design has been reprinted on an apron -- perfect for the culinarily-inclined sci-fi enthusiast ^_^  Get 'em while they're hot!

~Anne Kelley  Website/Blog/Tumblr

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8. Ink & Mess tee 'Big Ear Sadness'

I was contacted a while back by Finroo who asked for some t-shirt designs. The first one is up for sale on their site now.

Ink & Mess at Finroo.

Ink & Mess t-shirts at www.finroo.com

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9. T-Shirt Give Away

We are having a giveaway over at the Sorry Doesn’t Clean it Up Blog. This T-shirt size Large with the Sorry Doesn’t Clean it Up illustration can be yours…. just leave a comment here on this post or head over to Sorry Doesn’t Clean it Up Blog and leave a comment on the T-shirt post there.
This giveaway will remain open until Friday at midnight the winner will be announced on Saturday morning!

And don’t forget to vote daily for Sorry Doesn’t Clean it Up.


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10. All You Need Is Love And A Little Bit of Patience

Above is one of the many sketches I produced for the previous post. I almost abandoned the whole idea because I was having a rough time getting the letters to form the heart shape. I did a bunch of thumbnails before I did numerous more larger sketches like the one above. The entire project was getting pretty frustrating for me so I left it completely and then went back to it a few days later. Many times that proves to be successful and such was the case here too. When I went back to it with a fresh eye I came closer and closer to what I wanted with each sketch I developed. It's cool when you come up with something you like after a project grinds away slowly at your patience. I got a lot of compliments on the finished piece - sold a few t-shirts too - can't beat that.

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11. Current threadless effort.

The current Threadless design. I'm hoping for a great score and mucho prize's. Finger's crossed!

 - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Also I've just undated my website and would appreciate some feedback. Thanks in advance!

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12. Robot Playing Keyboard

My design at T-Shirt Vault. available now with free shipping for U.S. address. Printed on American Apparel T-Shirt, and it's only 19.99 USD.

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13. T-shirt Illustration Art

Hello all. I have been abscent from the MAD world for awhile. I have started submitting some designs for Threadless.com lately. If you have any great ideas for t-shirt designs, Threadless is a cool place to submit designs. There is also a lot of great art to see over there and many artists who are willing to give honest art critiques; if you decide to get involved.

Please follow the links to check-out my art. If you feel so inclined, please vote your thoughts on the designs too.

I hope Mike Baker is doing ok. I am going to check on him and ask about Monday Art day too.

Western Yin & Yang - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Armpit Hare - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Eye-ball Machine - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Slowest Train - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

If you feel this is shameless promotion, let me know below and I will never do it again.

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14. Greek T-Shirt

This is a commissioned piece I did for Hellinis Imports Co., Inc. They provided the t-shirt concept and tagline, then I designed the characters and layed out the text. The Greek text translate to "My Grandparents got me this t-shirt because they love me this much."

My Blog: ArtByAndy.blogspot.com

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15. … inspired by “dog is dead”

“A Motel”

“Glockenspiel Song”

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16. T-Shirt of the Day

Artist David Schwen says “That’s All Folks!” on his T-Shirt-of-the-Day for woot! If interested, you have 24 hours to order this limited edition.

(Thanks, Campbell Evans)

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17. Simple Kid’s Hat from T-Shirt

For a mom from a warm climate, learning to dress the kids for northern Germany has been an education. Luckily, my son’s dear kindergarten teacher is more than willing to educate me. You may remember the story about the silk-wool undershirts. In addition to undershirts and of course a jacket, he is expected to wear (until it’s absolutely hot) leggings under his pants, a scarf, mittens, and a hat. Every day, even when it seems a little overkill. Rainpants are a whole other story.

Overdressing is the preferred mode, and with Hannover’s weather as changeable as it is, it does make sense. A common refrain around the kindergarten: “Wo ist deine muetze?” Where is your hat? Meaning: put it on!

This has become so much a part of our morning routine that the other day, when we were in a hurry, my daughter (6) scolded me for not having mittens and a hat for our 3-year-old. “Mommy, what will Frau X say?” she said.

The only problem with all this gear is that it’s hard to keep up with and easy to get lost. I decided to take matters into my own hands and whip up several spring-weight hats from his old t-shirts. These take literally about five minutes to make. Maybe less. This way, if we lose a few hats, it’s no big deal.

There are plenty of more sophisticated hat patterns out there on the web. For these I basically traced a hat he already had which is made from just two pieces shaped like little hills. I stitched them together with a zigzag stitch.

My favorite t-shirts to use are his old pajama tops, since those are not only super-soft but also stretchy.

I had a bit of a dilemma with this one because I wanted to use both the cute little applique at the top and the nice finished hem. So the hat is a little long and funky, but it can scrunched or folded, and really, who cares? He’s three.

Bonus:  He’s been proudly showing off his hats and (in German) bragging that his mother made them. I know this kind of pride in mommy-made items probably won’t last, so I’m just going to savor it.

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18. Anger Management

My latest t-shirt design submission. Fingers crossed it'll do well! Up for voting!

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19. Night Beauty

“She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes…”
~Lord Byron

My “Portrait of Night-time” design is up for voting at Shirt.Woot!  Allons-y!

Thanks! :-)   ~Anne Kelley

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20. After All This Time

"After All This Time" is a Harry Potter-themed design I did for Shirt.Woot's "One Word" Derby.  
It's up for voting here, fellow Woot members :-)  Thanks so much!
~Anne Kelley

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21. New store at CafePress.com

Pues sí, abrí una nueva tiendita en CafePress.com de animalitos lindos :P

Acá algunos de los productos que pueden encontrar: camisetas, sudaderas, ropa para bebé, fundar para Ipad y Ipod, botones, stickers, gorras, cuadros decorativos, tazas, accesorios, tazón para mascota, tarjetas, bolsas, postales, imanes, etc.

Well, I just opened a cute little animals new shop at CafePress.com.

Here are some products you can find there: T-shirts,  sweatshirts, baby clothes, Ipad and Ipod cases, buttons, stickers, caps, prints, wall decor, mugs, accessories, pet bowls, cards, bags, postcards, magnets, etc.

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22. Monday, Monday...

It can't be Monday, can it?

Some of you read for 48 hours.

Some of you began to set summer goals.

Some of you launched campaigns to save hyphens and Capital Letters.

Me? I sweated, wrote, and looked at T-shirts:

Alternative Fuel


"Science! is dedicated to bringing you the finest in off kilter science t-shirts with a faux sarcastic nerd loving absurdist bent."

Now that's what we off-kilter faux sarcastic nerd loving absurdist bent word-herders live for, too, folks... a fine phrase like that. Must live up to the pressure...

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23. Bunny Slippers Illustration on T-shirts

I've created some new products for my shop. I think they'll be good for pajamas. Now I need to get some real bunny slippers.

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24. T-shirt: I draw pictures all day

A fun shirt from the Veer merch shop.

I also dig this Lorem Ipsum shirt.

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25. Lucky

I have not been around lately and I have not been doing a whole lot of extracurricular art lately. I may not post for a while either. This is a design for "Griffin Day 5k" a day to support my family and my son. May 2oth 2009 he was diagnosed with Leukemia. The doctor told us we were lucky that it was Leukemia ALL because it has a 80-90% cure rate. Quote:"if your child is to get cancer, this is the one you want to get." We actually have been blessed by support from our family and community; we have been quite lucky in that regard.

If you want to learn more or support the Griffin Day 5k go here.

Design: My son with cells in an exploded out view to the left. Cancer cells (red circles) are intertwined with white blood cells (yellow circle for design sake) which then fade until there is no cancer cells. Purple is my sons favorite color, hence the purple shirt.

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