Hey everyone, sorry I've been all MIA for a while. We have our auditions for our fall musical, Grease, coming up on Tuesday and things have been 100% insane with school and drama and work.
And I'm falling behind here... Sad Olivia wishes you would vote for her. Yes she does. *hug*
So it's been a while since I posted a DIY, hasn't it? Never fear. This quick and easy tutorial makes a plain white tee into a fantastical smiley skull face. And it's kind of cute, isn't it? Sort of like Jack Skellington.
1// find a long, loose-fitting white tee shirt. oversize tees are cute too. this one's from Forever 21.
2// sketch the face (I used charcoal but you can use a pencil). don't use sharpie, in case you need to go back and fix something. the eyes should be at your bust, the nose should end at your belly button, and the teeth should be around your hips.
3// cut it out on the lines and ta-da! done and ready for wear over a black tank top (or second black tee, just make sure it doesn't have a higher neckline than the skull shirt, because that always looks weird when a layering tee goes higher than the outermost shirt).
Well, what are you waiting for? It takes less than ten minutes and now I have this great graphic tee that is 100% one-of-a-kind. Shoo.
And show us what you make!
PS: Art class is making me draw a "mechanical being". So I made it a sketchy-looking horse.
But I also added in muscles over the metal, because just a plain clockwork horse is too steampunk for me. (If you look closely, there's tiny cogs and wheels in between the ropes of muscle. And the pupil is one of the little spiky wheel things.) The background will be a dark city street (that's the very rough start of a streetlamp behind the horse) and the foreground will have a beggar or two... it's not my first choice of subject but it's better than the alternative: a view inside our pots-and-pans cabinet. (I know, right?)