solvent transfers

Doing a solvent transfer is probably the quickest, easiest way to get an image onto a T-Shirt, Moleskine, or other surface. Like screen printing, the image is applied directly the surface. Unlike screen printing, this can be done quickly, cheaply, and without an extra equipment.

Via (actually they’re not happy but fuck-em) 

This is a fantastic method of creating images that I am going to try in the near future (this week hopefully). You start with a photocopy (or many photocopied images) the copy is laid over the surface face down, and a solvent such as xylene or lacquer thinner is applied to the back. You then rub the surface to reveal a mirrored image. For smaller images a blender pen can be used (get it from an art shop) but a rag moistened in solvent works better for larger areas.

angel tags

A blender pen transfer on a tag (from

wooden letterbox

Similar thing onto a wooden box.

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