i've never quite understood the fuss about unicorns, when there is a far superior and NON-mythical animal with a fancy horn in existence. i mean, whales are already more awesome than horses... add a long spiral horn, and really, how is this even a competition? truly, i am stumped.
i am not sure what triggered this idea initially. it was some conversation many, many moons ago with my bff- these days, bffbf- that inspired me to come up with the slogan 'hug a narwhal' and 'better than a unicorn' accompanied by a simple drawing of the neglected animal.
i felt compelled to turn them into t-shirts.
and that's how i came to learn how to screen print (the photo emulsion method), but not before i over-burned my image on to the first screen and had to start over. that made me pretty cranky, but once i made a successful screen and test print, i created this.
i realize it's a silly t-shirt, but i was pretty excited. i also made myself a long sleeved t-shirt to putter around the apartment in. i forgot to take a picture.
i went on to buy another screen (which, btw, michael's craft stores no longer carry, something i had to learn by driving all around san diego. i eventually bought one off of amazon.) to make version two.
i gifted these to my foxy model along with chocolate malt sandwich cookies. they were delicious. i accidentally ate
half the batch a few.
i found the instruction booklet in my speedball screen printing kit a bore, but found this tutorial by lilblueboo very helpful. if you're interested in screen printing for the first time, i suggest you take a look there first. if you don't really feel like collecting all those supplies, you can leave out the glass and get away with not using pushpins. i just taped my transparencies on the screen instead of placing glass on top and it worked fine, and while the pushpins are helpful, they are not all that necessary.
so, i have to know- what do you think is better? the unicorn or the narwhal?