Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Behold the geek!

Hehe.

Has anyone but me noticed that T-shirts are way  overpriced when they have any sort of logo on them? It's ridiculous! Normal, unadorned T-shirts are maybe five dollars? But add a single logo.... like a TV show symbol or, and the price jacks up to like fifty dollars a pop. 

Who does that?!

It's a freaking T-shirt for crying out loud! Sheesh!

So, I came up with a solution to this-- well technically, someone on pinterest did, and then my cousin did it, and I stole the idea. 

One word. 

Bleach. 

Bleach can make some of your fangirly dreams come true!

Right. For this project you will need:

*A dark colored T-shirt, or hoodie, or whatever you want transform into geeky awesomness. (I got mine for $1.99 at Michaels)

*Bleach. (Maybe a touch watered down.) And something to spray it with. (NO laser spraying! A nice, gentle fuzzle will do perfectly. I used a Windex container.)


*A template of the logo you want. 



*Straight pins. For pinning the logos. Duh.

RIGHT!

So you're going to want to cut out your template and pin it flat to the shirt. 



Grab your spray bottle of bleach, and take your shirt outside (or somewhere, where if the bleach gets out of control, nothing will be damaged.)


Aim and spray. (I put a piece of paper behind the.... the.... the neck hole (I know it has a real name, I just can't remember it right now), so the back of the shirt wouldn't get bleached.)



Unpin the templates, and WATCH THE MAGIC HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








It's dead easy. It's cheap! And It's fast, so that's lovely.

I need to figure out one to do for Supernatural. (I don't want to go around wearing a Devil's Trap symbol on my front. That could be awkward to explain.)

I made them yesterday.....Guess what I'm wearing today?

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  1. That is awesome!!!! I need to try that! :D :D :D :D

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  2. Duuuuuudddeee.

    this.

    is.

    really cool.

    ehehe, totally making this today's project. xD

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    1. I feel like the Eleventh Doctor in that one Christmas Special. "I know."

      Hehe, my whole family wants one now. I'm popular. lol.

      I want to see pictures when you're done, kay!? :D

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  3. OMG so cool! I MUST do that!! Supernatural...hmm...maybe a phrase like "grab the salt"? I don't really know. If only they had more symbols, besides the demon trap :P. But oh my gosh I am SO going to do one of those! LOVE the TARDIS so much!

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    1. I KNOW! Oh you really must, it's awesome. I know, I was thinking about something like, "Saving people, hunting things. The family business" I'll have to see.

      The TARDIS one turned out brilliantly, didn't it? I am loving it. lol.

      Let me know how it turns out!

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  4. WHAAAAAAT?!?! You just made my...well, life. My life is now complete.

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    1. YAY for completing your life! :D hahah.

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  5. I am like in LOVE with the Avengers one. I WANTS IT, PREEECIOUS!!!!!!!!!

    Gonna do this, one day. Soonish. :D

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    1. I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKED IT!!!! I know, that was my first choice, even before Doctor Who. lol.

      I just looked them up on google images. I think it was just "avengers logo" that I wrote in. :D

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  6. P.S. Where did you get your logo design templates?

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  7. Those look so fantastic! I was pretty much sworn off that technique since the one I tried was such an epic fail. But those turned out really fantastically. :) Good good! Now you make one for me, yes?

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    1. LOL You used one of those... "sniper" spray bottles. You killed your shirt.

      But yes. You buy it, I'll make it. Kay? :)

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  8. That is genius, Treskie! You saved a lot of money by doing that yourself. So cool! Let me guess, are you wearing the Tardis one?

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    1. Isn't it though!? :D *happy dance* I did, and I am pleased. I AM wearing the TARDIS one, you're good. :D

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    2. Aww thanks! That's cause I know my Treskie. ;)

      You deserve to be happy. My gosh, wow! Amazing artwork you did on those shirts. It hasn't crossed my mind to do something like that, only iron ons.

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    3. :D

      Iron ons, I've considered, but they never stay nice, so I like the bleach better.

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  9. Whattttt???! These are awesome! I love the TARDIS one so much! Thanks for a great tutorial! I can't wait to try it out.

    ~Vicki
    Decked Out in Ruffles

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    1. Was that 'whaaaat' a Psych reference??

      That TARDIS one turned out way better than I was expecting it to, so yeah. It was nice. You're welcome!!

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  10. That is sooo cool! Cait got a wonderfully Geeky DC Comics t-shirt from the Op-shop once. But this, this is a great idea! :)

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    1. I think it's pretty coolio!! I was browsing Amazon, and the official websites of some of my geeky loves, and I just couldn't afford their merchandise.... so I made my own. lol.

      You should do one. Take pictures. :D

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  11. Ahhhhh!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Totes adorbs!! I'm so gonna do this:D

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    1. AAAAHHH ME TOO!!!! Cool! I want to see when you're done. :D

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  12. AHHH!! I WANT TO DO THIS SO BAD!! This is brilliance, really. I'm so going to do this. *runs off to prod Mime into helping*

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    1. AAAAAAAAAAH YOU MUST!!!!! I know. It's awesome. Hehe.

      I want to see pictures if you do it, Cait! OKAY!!?

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  13. Love it! IS there a way that you cant get the spray stains of it though??

    Hello to my new $5 shirt, with a logo!

    *happy dance happy dance, yeah, yeah, yeeaaaaahhhhh*

    :D

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    1. Good! Uhm.... no. Once the bleach is on, it takes the color out, so there is not undoing the process.

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  14. THAT IS SO COOL!! I am totally going to try that once I get all the stuff and stop procrastinating :P Just letting you know there are three pictures that don't show up for me, but they aren't vital to the tutorial so don't worry about it if I'm the only one complaining....
    Have you made any more of those? And how much water do you use to water it down?

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    1. I KNOW!! You should, it saves a lot of money for geeks. lol. Three pictures? They might be the gifs I did. Grrrrrr.

      Um... I've made one before, (it was a practice one,and I didn't like the shape of the shirt.) but these two are the only ones besides that one. You don't NEED to water down the bleach, it just makes it a little less strong. Um... I'd say a couple tablespoons in half a cup of bleach should do it.

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    2. Ok thank you!
      I have the shirts and now I just have to cut out the stencils and actually get to making these!
      Ooh, I'm excited.... I am SO GLAD that you shared this idea so I didn't go out and buy a bunch of expensive shirts :)

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    3. Oh! And can I share this on my crafting blog? With credit to you of course.

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    4. You're welcome!! :D I can't wait to see your shirts! I know, I'm glad you liked the idea enough to try it, because it really is super easy. Make sure you water down the bleach, though. No holes!

      Oh, and yes, you can totally share this on your crafting blog. That will be fun to see. XD

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    5. Awesome! Do you mind if I include your pictures?

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  15. What a clever idea! They look very cool!
    I actually bought an expensive (well, $27) Doctor Who tshirt. It says "Allons-y" in a really pretty swirly font and has the sonic screwdriver on it. But now, whenever I wash it or wear it, I'm kinda freaked out something will happen to it.
    So, again, I love your idea!
    -Bethany

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    1. Thanks!

      I'm jealous of your shirt, it sounds cool. ;D

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  16. SO COOOOOOL. OHMYGOSH. AWESOME. I LOVE THE CAPTAIN AMERICA ONE:)

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    1. THANKS! I KNOW!! IT'S SUPER EASY!!!

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  17. I feel lied to. For so long I've been drolling over geeky T shirts and been sulking because they are so much and wishing it didn't cost so much to make them, and all this time I could do them myself. This new power, I don't know what to do with it. My wardrobe is no longer safe.

    Where did you get the cut outs?

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    1. Aw. I got so tired of looking at T-shirts, because they're T-SHIRTS and should not cost so much, I don't care if they do have logos on them. So this is like.... wonderland for me. LOL.

      Um, I just googled them. I think it was something like, "TARDIS template" and "Avengers logo"

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  18. Oooh! I shall have to try this! :D

    You don't want to walk around with a Devil's Trap? I don't know why! *sarcasm* XD Hey! You could do some sort of outline/template of the "KAZ 2Y5" Impala license plate. :) But yeah....the devil's trap would be a tad awkward to explain to anyone who knows the sign.... ;)

    Thanks for the nifty t-shirt idea. :)

    Anna

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    1. lol.... It might be a little hard to explain to... say... my dad. LOL.

      BUT OH MY GOSH I LOVE YOU FOR THAT LICENSE PLATE IDEA!. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU!

      you're Welcome

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  19. Verra fetchin' - as my old piping instructor would say :-)

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    1. I am. Thank you. LOL. Did you want one?

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  20. Love it!! :D I used a bleach pen recently to put a Doctor Who quote on a shirt, but this method looks super cool and I may have to try it as well!

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    1. Me too! There are bleach pens?!? WHERE?

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  21. AWESOME! Deathly Hallows symbol anyone?! :D

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    1. Haha! You should do it. I want to see pictures.

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  22. Just stumbled upon this and I just want to say this is brilliant. :D Also...Doctor Who fistbump!

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  23. How soon after spraying the bleach did you wash the shirts? This is such a cool idea! We're doing this for All Saint's Day!

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    1. As soon as the bleach is mostly dry, then it's fine. :D You are going to want to make sure that you water down the bleach a bit though, because if you don't, depending on the shirt, you might get holes. :D

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    2. Thanks so much! We're actually planning to use bleach pens to trace on patterns, but thanks!

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