Cool Spider Jerusalem T-Shirt
Posted by LiveFor on November 13, 2008
I like this T-Shirt. Excellent image of the brilliant Spider Jerusalem from the Warren Ellis comic Transmetropolitan. I saw it here and think I’ll have a go at doing one myself.
The guy wearing it, Brandon Cyphered, made it himself and this is what he says about the process:
It’s a stencil using fabric paint (for the lenses) over a bleach-job using this stuff called “discharge paste,” which does amazing bleach effects without harming the fabric and has the worst name EVAR
It’s good shit — easy to work with, not caustic, and produces GREAT results. I got that nice gray tone to Spider’s figure because the shirt I used is a 50/50 cotton/poly blend, and discharge paste only works on natural fibers; if it’s been 100% cotton I would’ve gotten that orange color you always get from bleach on cotton.