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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by GeeDonV, Mar 2, 2017.


  1. GeeDonV

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    Imma newbies.. Working on Black T-shirt. Any Advice or Respond are welcome .. [​IMG]

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    I'm using wicked Opaque paint, and im working with Taiwanese tools(the only kind of airbrush that available at my place)

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    Hi. T shirts are all about the prep, and fixing the paint. How are you approaching that.

    Welcome aboard by the way:) We have an intro section of you want to say hi, everyone will want to give a proper welcome.
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    First of all thanks for the warm welcome, thanks anyway for responding on this,
    For the T-shirt prep, first is mild wash with warm water no chemicals used, ironing, and i don't know if this is a common method of T-shirt prep but i used to gently shave the surface to get rid of excess fuzz,..
    And for the paint, since wicked is kind of high viscosity paint IMHO, I've done few test of thinning and i would say 1/1/2 homebrewed reducer. I draw and cut the stencil on my own..

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    Ok, first I must say I'm no t-shirt specialist, (or any other kind os specialist lol) however I've done a couple, and I would say this is fairly common practice:

    As you're using createx products, use the transparent base to spray the shirt after washing, then heatseat it (use iron if no press) to fix it and flatten the nap. This gives a good base to work on.
    I love Wicked, it is heavily pigmented which makes it so versatile, but I would be inclined not to reduce too much, but use higher pressure. You really want to be pushing the paint into the fibres anyway. Heat set each layer of paint as you go.
    This may not be necessary, but I then like to use createx matte topcoat for the final layer to help lock it all down, then, you guessed it, heat set again lol

    This should make the design last, although cool gentle washing is still required.

    Hopefully some of the guys who know what's what with shirts will be along soon to help out.
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    .. I've seen those transparent base on YouTube earlier, but since I've been so unlucky here as i have limited access for most of the airbrush equipment, it was beyond my budget to purchase other variations of wicked paint since it would come from overseas... The wicked opaque primary colours is the only i own for now. ..

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    Any idea or suggestions?Is there any other stuff that i can use to replace the use of matte top coat as a sealer for this project? Appreciate every little help from you.

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    To be honest, its something I like to use, but I know others don't bother. So if its properly heat set you could be ok.

    Before going some detailed art and possibly have it wash out later, I would do a test on an old shirt. Just spray some on as I suggested above, then try washing it and see what happens. Then you'll know what works before doing the real thing.

    As I say I'm no shirt expert, but everything I've seen has recommended trans base to start with. You could probably use it as a top coat too.
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    even if I am not familiar with the createx paints as I never use it , I have to agree with Squishy on this , you need a protective coat over your work or it will wash out , I did a few T shirts with etac PS and forgot to seal it with the etac topcoat and even with heat setting the paint faded real fast after I washed the shirt
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    Washing the shirt isnt so much an issue, as throwing it in the dryer!! No no!!
    I have used the trans base, and matte topcoat. A very HOT iron works great also! Take an old cotton rag, and place on top of tshirt, and iron. Be careful though, ad I havr left burn marks...whoops!!
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    Thanks everyone for the advice, tips etc given.. I thought wicked would be fine with just applying heat as the cure without using any additives.. I'm confused..

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    A progress, I've lay a shadows, but kinda failed to achieve a well blend black on white. A touch up for missing highlights. Any advice or suggestions,tips are very welcome.

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    Here is how it's looks at last.

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    That came out quite good. My only comment is on the "outlines". The bright white edge on the horns and lower jaw. Unless you had a light source from behind or underneath you would not see it like that. Instead, consider just having the horn a slightly lighter color than the background with no hard "edge". Let the edge be created by the difference in value or color. Sometimes there really isn't even a true visible edge.

    If you're interested this talks about it a lot. https://www.arttutor.com/blog/201407/hard-soft-edges-guiding-focus-your-painting
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    Thanks for the compliment, and again i can't be thankful enough for the comments, that was really useful.. Thanks again..

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    Looks great, T shirts are highly skilled media!
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    You have good skills! I'm looking forward to your next T-shirts!
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    Thanks man.. Well, thats true..

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    Thanks man, your words surely gonna motivate me to push futher.. And I'll be updating my next project.

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