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This week on Thread Heads, we take a look back at our first episode with a fun T-Shirt stencil and spray paint job. If you have any cool DIY projects like this one,send them in! send them in! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes!

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Step 1: Stencils

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First, with some poster board, trace a few designs. We picked crosses.

Carefully cut out the shapes.

Step 2: Dye

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Using a plain white T, you can make your own color by using some rit dye and boiling water.

Step 3: Spray Paint (Part 1)

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On one side of the shirt, use the left over poster board as a stencil and spray paint lightly to prevent the paint from bleeding.

Step 4: Spray Paint (Part 2)

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On the other side, use the cut outs and spray paint.

Step 5: Personalize

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Give your shirt a personalized look by cutting or poking holes, dying, and/or adding some cool stitching.
jen leigh3 years ago
i believe this is a video on spray painting t-shirts. anyways, thanks for the tips ,. ive tried it before and it didnt work out so well, now i know what to do! great style!
sahmeepee7 years ago
To get a sharp edge (i.e. fine detail) on this bit, you can use some spray mount on the reverse of the stencil, smooth the tshirt out nice and flat and then press the stencil down.
Or, if you're only using your stencil once, you could cut it out of contact paper, and just stick it onto the shirt.
Guardians384 years ago
where can you get rit dye?
I've found it in grocery stores near the detergent section, but they usually have very limited color choices. you might want to check online or several different stores. they're pretty inexpensive ($3) for a box, but be sure to follow the directions carefully. I've dyed a white dress blue and white jeans purple and it's worked fantastically.
free05014 years ago
I have a shirt that I am going to try the spray paint idea questions are what type of spray paint should I use that works best? How would I keep the paint from bleeding too much from the stencil so I don't get too fuzzy a look and finally...Could I use glo paint over the spray paint so I can have a glow effect at night? Any suggestions would help thanks.
Hexpigge4 years ago
By "lightly" you mean few times? How many actually? 
you could put some posterboard in the inside of the shirt.
I think 'lightly' means to hold the can far enough back from the shirt so that the paint doesn't soak through, but rather lays on top. You kind of mist it on until the color is as solid as you want it. I hope this was helpful.
sahmeepee7 years ago
I printed some designs onto plain paper, then laminated them before cutting them out to make them more durable. If your design is quite complex & fiddly to cut out it's probably worth the effort. For simple designs like your crosses I guess it'd take longer than just making the stencil again.
 An easier way to create a more durable design while allowing complex designs is to use Cardstock.  You can get it at any office supply store, its just a thicker style of paper that is similar to poster board.  Also if your design uses multiple pieces you can use Spray mount to keep them attached to the shirt without making it sticky.
I'm not 100% sure, but I believe in this video, he isn't holding/taping/adhering the stencils down in any way. They're made of posterboard and he's painting almost completely perpendicular to them so the paint isn't making them move around, plus, he's doing thin layers. It also doesn't appear to be the slightest bit of wind, which will help. I personally *love* using freezer paper. You iron it on, slick side down, to your fabric and it'll stay until you peel it off. It won't leave a single bit of residue, and there's no way your paint will bleed. Plus, it's cheap as hell!
I've got a question, is there a type of spray paint you use to do this with? I'd imagine if I use the normal stuff you would spell like paint (or worse) for a year :D
Sometimes people like the smell... lol
Killdoomkid5 years ago
Hey, I make spray paint t-shirts a lot but I still haven't figured out a more convenient way of making tiny stencils (like the ones in this photo) to stick without using my hands. Any suggestions? Is tape the best way?
Hey use blue painters tape, it is easy to shape rip and cut the way you want it :)! also easy to peel
Not sure if I get your question but I think you are asking is there a way to hold the stencil to the shirt without using your fingers? I move forward with that question. I use two different ways when this is necessary. 1. If it is for a stencil I am only going to use once(maybe a few times) and it is small enough I actually carve it out on 2 inch masking tape. The tape holds it pretty well and prevents bleedding pretty nicely. This method is also nice because you can stick the tape to the surface you are cutting the stencil on and you don't have to worry about the paper flying around like it does. 2. If its for a permanent stencil I use a fabric adhesive that holds the stencil to the shirt but will wash off later. I don't have any right now or I would give you a brand name, I am pretty certain you can find it at most art/craft stores. Taping down the stencil will also work but that will make it easier for paint to slip under the stencil. Hope this helped.
I spray my own shirts pretty frequently but I have always gone with white because the t-shirts that they sell at stores are way too vibrant(color wise) to go along with the more dirty spray paint feel. Anyway, the white is starting to get old and dying the white shirts had never even crossed my mind until i read this instructable. Gunna make some awesome shirts now! Great article, hope a mod gets rid of all this religious garbage clogging the comments...
A coat of spraymount, like 3M 77 spray, is good. Let it dry before you stick it down, so that the goo doesn't get into the fibers. It shouldn't leave any appreciable residue on the shirt.
Killdoomkid5 years ago
Harikikusari, I spray paint shirts all the time. To get the smell out just wash the shirt (once it is COMPLETELY DRY) with regular detergent and use fabreez on it or repeat wash if it doesn't get out the first time. Seriously, the smell is gone in under three washes, I promise. You can also soak it (when it is completely dry! I usually wait a few hours to be safe) in a scented soap along with fabreez (or something like it) for about an hour and then rinse it and dry and it will be fine. And if that doesn't work... well, after a while, you get used to it lol. Spray paint is easier to combat then one might think. :)
roflmao6 years ago
justice fan much?
are all christians supposed to follow all of the other chrstians? i have my own beliefs
You sound like you would like to discuss religion with me, in bold caps.
stevoIution7 years ago
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So explain how science disproves God. I kinda thought it proved Him.
Science hasn't disproven god, just all of the man-made religions around today. It disproves creationism pretty freaken easily. All you have to do to realize the bible is retarded is read it. A good chunk of it is instructions on how to kill animals and burn them because god likes the smell. It says it repeatedly but i don't see any Christians sacrificing animals and setting them on fire.
Man made religions are not a good thing, I must agree. Yes the first of the Bible does have a lot of animal sacrifice because their must be death for our misdeeds. The animal sacrifices were temporary payments or down payments until the ultimate price could be paid. That ultimate price was Jesus on the Cross. Since the debt is paid in full we don't have to sacrifice animals anymore, just get our name on the list as a cosigner. Oh, and I still love to throw a good steak on the grill. Tastes great.
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I'm currently learning to read the original Greek. Symbolic debts...hmmm. So if someone committed a crime, should the judge not keep their "symbolic debt" just so they wouldn't have to go to prison? I have studied the Bible for myself and made my own decision. In His perfect love for us, He decided make a way out for us instead of condemning everyone like we deserve. The gift is free, but its not yours until you take it.
I accepted the gift and I'm unwrapping it now...


Maybe I should have just left it unopened and believed there was something in there, like religious people do.

I was wondering if you could tell me the order in which men, women and animals were created?
I wanted answers but the bible has too many to choose from.

Genesis 1:25-27 states that -
Humans were created after the other animals.

Genesis 1:27 states that -
The first man and woman were created simultaneously.

Genesis 2:18-19 states that -
Humans were created before the other animals.

Genesis 2:18-22 states that -
The man was created first, then the animals, then the woman from the man's rib.

That's a moron's definition of conclusive if I've ever seen one.

For more multiple-answer bible questions (There's plenty) see

way to make yourself look immature and ignorant. just because you are a narrow minded person doesnt mean you have to bore and anger everyone that tries to learn how to make a t shirt. you arent representing aethiests very well
You're not representing whining transvestites very well.
It is easy to tell your close minded. I don't know what made you so angry at god. My guess is that you wish to make yourself look intelligent by trying to be "scientific" out of insecurity of some sort. Please, i don't mean to be insulting but at least consider these questions: what makes us self aware, why is it scientific to believe the universe came from nothing(including time) or even that the universe always existed when you could believe that something somewhere that has always existed created us, made us self aware, made us to love and worship that entity, and that that entity loves us. Even if evolution is true, which wouldn't make any sense, who wouldn't rather believe that there is a god. Really, why wouldn't anyone unless they are plain and simple afraid to be weak and be an underling?
I didn't say there was no god, I said that your edited fictional book makes no sense.

"who wouldn't rather believe that there is a god." You just proved my point. Religion isn't about facts, it's about what people want to believe, which stems from fear and weakness. Religion is a way to vainly attempt to subvert your own death and answer hard questions with easy false answers.

The Human Genome Project proved evolution. Research the subject...unless you're afraid to find out that you're living a lie.
Sorry this really isn't the place to argue this but I couldn't let your argument stand unanswered.

The order goes animals - man - woman.

First off there is nothing stating that man and woman were created simultaneously. Genesis 1:27 merely says that they were created and gives no information concerning order. if I go to art class and make a clay pot and then the next day I make a clay dragon. Then someone asks what I did in art class for the week I would tell them I created a pot and a dragon. This does not imply that I made them the same day or at the same time.

Second Genesis 2:18-22 says nothing about man being created before animals. It references back that he created the animals. It in no way implies that animals were created after man. in fact verse 22 states "but for Adam no suitable helper was found." this implies that they were previously created and after going through all of them Adam still needed a companion.

did you actually read the verses and analyze it yourself or just put something you found somewhere on the net? If you go back and re read the skeptics annotaedbible question on this and compare it to the actual verses I put up you will find that they rearranged the passage to their liking so it sounds good but is incorrect. Be careful of the sources you find on the Internet!! I recommend getting an NIV translation of the Bible and contrasting what you find against it.

As for stating that creationism is proven wrong you are incorrect. I believe both Creation story and evolution. First off natural selection is proven and both sides believe it. Micro Evolution, the evolution of new species, is proven and fits very nicely into the creation story. However as far as I know Macro Evolution is not proven. Macro Evolution is the Evolution of the categories of organisms. For example a worm evolving into lizard. Genesis states that God initiated each group of animals and made them from the earth. Most people would take this to mean that he made them in the same way we make things but who is to say that he couldn't have created them through evolution. Now I am not saying this is or is not what happened. I can't know nor do I really care for it is trivial at best and certainly not worth arguing one opinion over another.

The key story to the Bible is our God is Love. He created us for his glory with free choice. He allowed Adam to choose to disobey separating us from God. God came to earth in the form of man. Fully God yet fully man. Born to a Virgin marry. He came to show us how to live and to die for crimes against God (sin). Through his Death we may once again be with God by His Holy Spirit dwelling within us (more then merely a conscious). Those who accept the gift of his death will have eternal life in Heaven. To accept the gift of his death one must realize his own depravity and their need for a Savior, believe that Jesus was God in the flesh and that He died for our sins. This is the most important part of the Bible and if you don't get this then nothing else matters.

If anyone has questions or would like to argue further with me my email is
I reccommend you read the bible to "disprove it".
Well your good at looking up stuff on the internet. Who said the Bible is written chronologically? The first four books were originally handed down as oral traditions. The first is the story of creation in general, then the second is the story of man and woman. When it was finally written down, Moses took the original stories and laid them out chronologically. He did not butcher the stories so that the individual pieces would mesh. I suppose you missed the be nice rule? Oh well, I'm used to Christians being excluded from the whole tolerance of everyone movement. The fact is there is a lot of good information on the Internet both supporting and condemning the Bible. One's viewpoint usually dictates what they find. For instance this science that you claim has a Law called the law of probability. Basically DNA is too complicated to have "accidentally" occurred according to the law of probability...much less the entire "Big Bang Theory." Law vs. Theory? Which trumps the other? Unless God reveals Himself to you and tells you Himself I don't think you will believe a word I have to say. Is there anything that can be said to convince you Christianity is real?

You're correct about the law of probability but you're also talking about Human DNA as we know it today. If you don't believe in evolution you might as well become a Scientologist or a poo slinging crazy hobo.
Scientifically speaking Law and Theory are equal.

There is one thing that you could say to convince me.
- "I am Jesus, you f#cked up bitch." Then make me suffer a severe but not life-threatening heart attack.

Back to your question about Judges and murderers, I believe the condemned should slaughter animals and perform stupid rituals with their blood as punishment.

Don't forget that anything that lives in the see is an abomination. Our perfect God sure did create a lot of abominations, nobody's perfect I guess....
that last parts not true. People rebeled agaisnt God, he didnt make them. He gave us all free will. I suggest you read the bible, not just little verses of it. just read genesis. PLEASE.
Genesis contains as many contradictions as the rest.
Okay, tell me about DNA as we know it today, or better yet point me to a website that explains my mistake. I'm not perfect.

Law= tested proven fact
Theory=untestable, but generally accepted

As for the abominations of the sea, much of the Old Testament was written to keep people healthy. Some fish in the ocean are poisoness. I suppose the poison would be an abomination to the eater, but I'm not sure which piece of scripture your referring to.
If you want to know about DNA I'd recommend that you start with wikipedia. Why does it say that the earth is flat and surrounded by a jacket of water?
Flat as in no hills or valleys, thus all the oceans covered all the land.
Is there also a reference to the earth standing on four pillars?
I may have missed that part in the Bible, but I could not find it just now. However I did find this where Job is talking about God. One problem with understanding the Bible is that it is not a science book. It is a history book. Therefore it does not define things, but merely describes them. Check out the part about the clouds below. It sounds like evaporation to me. How did Job know about such science back then I wonder? 6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering. 7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. 8 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them. 9 He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it. 10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end. 11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof. 12 He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud. 13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. 14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand? Job 26:6-14 (KJV)
The only way to properly read the bible would require a time machine.
Actually, Science does not disprove God -- according to the Islamic "bible" -- the Qur'an, a lot of the things we've discovered by science actually happen.

Theres a description of the Big Bang, life coming from water, and even *gasp* evolution (Although its changed a bit, to say that humans are special and were not made via evolution, but everything else is. However, we are still today looking for "the missing link", so this still stands)

Also -- the Qur'an was kept as pure as possible. There was an intense screening process of writing down the remembered stories -- cross checking them multiple times. It was about 5-10 years after Muhammid's death (he's the one who said the Qur'an, BTW. He was also illiterate, and considered the Qur'an his only miracle. If you read it, its amazingly eloquent), but there were still "first-generation" people around. After they got it down, they ordered everything else to be destroyed.

Maybe this isn't christianity, but Muslims believe that Chirstians/Jews both recieved the same exact message, but it became twisted over time.

(I'm athiest, BTW. But I'm not going to go around being ignorant and/or arrogent)
.Why is an Athiest trying to convert me to Islam? Haha. (I'm athiest, BTW. But I'm not going to go around being ignorant and/or arrogent) But that's what the internet is for. "The cybernet will revolutionize the art of being a jerk" - Bill Gates, 1989 I may have made that up.
i love bashing people over the internet! and i'm ok with atheists because most people admit they don't believe 100% in the bible! and i don't really care cause screw you guys i'm going buddhist! :-)
I appreciate your lack of arrogance.
If that's sarcasm, I'm sorry, I'm trying to defend you more than go against you... If it isn't -- Yay :P
I'm not trying to be sarcastic. I genuinely enjoy open discussion when it is respectfully carried out. It helps people to better understand what they believe and what they think others believe.
I think your right. The next best thing is to study it in depth. I always encourage Christians to know what they believe and why they believe it. I don't want anyone to be ignorant as everyone must decide for themselves.
You should check this video out. Very interesting short clip.


Tell me what you think.
Law=Undeniable fact. Similar to Postualates in mathematics.
Theory=Proven fact.
Conjecture=A highly educated guess.

It should be noted that in casual language, for some reason, "Theory" means "conjecture"
Check Heres my favorite set of definitions from it: WordNet - theory noun 1. a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena; "theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses"; "true in fact and theory" 2. a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices" [syn: hypothesis] 3. a belief that can guide behavior; "the architect has a theory that more is less"; "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales" Here's another good one from Webster's New Millennium™ Dictionary of English - Main Entry: scientific law Part of Speech: n Definition: a phenomenon of nature that has been proven to invariably occur whenever certain conditions exist or are met; also, a formal statement about such a phenomenon; also called natural law
I said what Webster's did... just shorter :P
" a phenomenon of nature that has been proven to invariably occur whenever certain conditions exist or are met; also, a formal statement about such a phenomenon; also called natural law"

The Oxford English dictionary would be the "final case", I guess.
Why are there multiple theories on some issues? Obviously the scientists could not agree on what is right. There are theories that appose each other. So, no theory and law are not equal. I must admit however that theory is often substituted for laws simply so scientists can continue testing their hypothesis instead of waiting forever for the necessary laws to be discovered or proven. As much fun as I am having, I am going on vacation for more than a week. I probably won't have internet access. My responses will have to wait a while. explosions EVER increase order?
Not exactly... People have done tests... and apparently in that era, in those conditions, slowly, complex molecules can form... and soon... you have a, t, g, and c. Then, there's DNA. no need for any god. Indeed, i now side with stevolution.
Please send me a link to such information.
actually, my parents are aethiests. i found religeon on my own
"I give up, there will always be ignorant morons who believe anything their parents tell them. " Me up until a year ago...
Sorry to hear that. Too many people believe everything they hear... including what there friends have to say. Have you studied the details for yourself? Try searching these words: Atheist, agnostic, apologetics There are very well thought out arguments on both sides of the fence.
don't let trainman get to you. He's just looking for someone to prove wrong so he can feel superior to someone. Of course attacking people's beliefs isn't the way to go around starting a debate either. Just ignore him and his childish ways. If he were truly so smart and intelligent like he acts he would know how rude he was being and would've avoided what he had done. As another Christian, I'll back you up on this one. By the way, Cool T-shirt.
Demon_Darkchild is a Christian... Good to see someone who is so against the evils of their fabricated belief system.
I won't stoop to your level by calling you an idiot based upon what you believe. I'm perfectly fine with your beliefs. We are different, I understand that, but attacking someone just because they put a cross on their shirt is a bit pathetic. I'm sure there's a place for religous debate but instructables is not that place. I also apologize to trainman because I aimed my original post at you. I meant to aim that at stevolution. You just happened to be the name above Bro Jones's last post. Again, sorry.
I would hardly call the question "Christianity's not dead yet?" an attack, the attack came later. Anywhere is a good place for religious debate. What's with your name? It's almost like a 9/11 widow calling her son "hijack" or "Jihad." Maybe I'll change mine to "Blind Faith."
nah, this isnt the place go on ICQ chatrooms or something
ursus57 schimmi6 years ago
Why not discuss ANYTHING here? This thread is interesting-Go make electricity with a motor from a scanner if this makes you fidget. The cross has the power to open discussion, and we love to push stuff around. While the heat rises on the matter of religion, I feel people should be free to speak their minds. By the way, brothers and sisters, WE WIN- (I flipped to the back, major cool the way it all ends.
I said I was a Christian. I never specified how devout I was. I am by no means a 'good christian'. I rarely go to church, only on holidays, and I often scoff at what is taught in our religion class. But that doesn't mean that I don't believe in God and Jesus. I'm pro evolution because I see the second book of genesis as a metaphor. God created the world in seven days. But who are we to say that time passes at the same rate for God as it does for us. What took Him seven days could've taken the earth thousands to millions of years. Or maybe He just shot the earth with a random bolt of lightning and sat back and watched life flourish under Him. And what's wrong with my name? So I like metal music and watch anime. Is there something wrong with that, Or are you going to attack me on that too?
Do you believe in Hell as a literal place?
earth is hell...

Hahaha, that's a good one. 'Atheist' is a useless word, should we call everyone who doesn't believe in Santa Claus 'Asantist'?
Is this supposed to be sarcasm?
no i was being completely serious yes that was sarcasm
not a geographical location. I believe in Hell as a place where you soul goes if you're a terrible person. That 'place' would not be on earth, but rather some other plane of reality or existence.
I guess I'll just have to be happy that you don't take the Bible literally.
then again adam and eve does explain evolution when they ate from the tree of knowledge marks the point when we finally evolved into becoming the dominant species and becoming self-aware and stuff
Sheol or Hades as it is transliterated into English refers to the ground, like a grave where people are buried or a valley where dead bodies were burned. There is more than one word translated as Hell in modern English translations. Some references are literal in referring to the ground. One is also a place for the soul.
I am a very devout Christian. I go to an old-time Baptist church. I have a lot of Atheist friends, and I respect their beliefs, or lack thereof. They might not believe, but when they are burning for eternity in Hell, they'll wish they had. _
Hell is a poor recruitment strategy. Why don't you just show your friends some evidence? oh wait...
du believe what i believe

the whole seven days= 7000000000000000 days thing
Personally I believe God created time too, but not too many people agree with me on that point. There have been scientists that argue that Carbon dating as we know it is flawed in its math. What is 1 year off on 100 years of history could be hundreds off at a thousand years of history for example. Its been too long since I studied it. Now Micro evolution has been proven, but we have yet to see any any species develop from a total different species. Keep the Faith Darkchild.
Bro. Jonessays: "Personally I believe God created time too" Hahaha, how long do you think it would have taken? Bahahaha
Time is a form of measurement. Measurement is merely comparing something to a standard. I believe God created the Earth, Sun, Moon, etc. and put them into motion. If time is a measurement based on comparison to revolutions of the earth etc. then one could argue that God created time.
If something/anything is happening, there is time.
your argument has a major flaw here if God created everything he must exist on some form of higher plane, otherwise our "scientific laws" would have to apply to Him in some relative form. If he existed entirely in our plane then He couldnt have created the Earth. However assuming He did assumes logically that he existed(exists?) in a plane of existence joined but seperate to our own. If he created Anything in our plane he created the Time for that particular object as time is entirely relative. Therefore if he created Everything in our plane then he logically created the Relative Time for our plane also, ergo, he created time (as we know it and can measure it).
I don't quite see the problem... granted it is 3:30 am for me, hardly a time for philosophical thinking. Are you correcting my philosophy or arguing against it? I believe God not only created everything in our plane, but our plane itself. Thanks
i was correcting
u were merely refering to physical objects
so i figured i shud say summat about the plane of existence as well
and then as i was writing then and was bored i sorta went the whole hog
that way stevolution wudnt be able to find some cunnin loophole in what we say
although granted
its now half 3 agen for me
seems to be the most active time of night =p
Surely you know that kind of evolution takes an astonishingly long time. Don't hold your breath waiting for a new species to pop up...
How does evolution come about if the world is in a constant state of decay?
Because evolution isn't intelligent, as long as breeding occurs not much else matters. Pretty simple.
So we have fewer species today than we did 100 years ago. Does that mean evolution is leading up to fewer and stronger species?
Maybe, I'd be more leaning towards the fact that we're killing them all.
'Specially with the rain forests we're destroying...
According to evolution that is called natural selection, but evolution says that more diversity will emerge, not dwindle.
Apparently not...
So are you admitting that evolution is wrong or just flawed?
Bro. Jonessays: So are you admitting that evolution is wrong or just flawed? Evolution is just a word given to the process of gradual development...It can't be right or wrong... Do you believe in small scale evolution? Can a virus become immune to treatment?
Oh Okay, I was just talking about the theory of Evolution. I prefer to speak with less words when possible. I do believe in Micro Evolution. We have proof for that. Yes every year a roach becomes immune to another spray so it seems. In the grand theory of Macro Evolution as I understand it, there should be more diversity constantly emerging. I don't see the missing links and the in between pieces that should be present if Macro Evolution does occur.
In the grand theory of Macro Evolution as I understand it, there should be more diversity constantly emerging. I guess that's why it's not a law, but I haven't read much more than a definition of Macro Evolution so I can't really shed any light on that. Evolution is law, natural selection is theory.
But if we start to be born without appendices, which we probably will in thousands of years, that would pretty much prove evolution, since we don't use the appendix anymore.
I think the fact that we even have an appendix brings ridicule to any religion that claims we have a perfect "creator" god.
Well... thousands of years ago, we ate tree bark with tons of fiber, so we needed an appendix. But of course, do the creationists believe that? i doubt it.
They probably think Satan put it there, or it's a test, or God works in mysterious ways.
If evolution is true then why do we still have an appendix? Do you mean fiber like the vegetables that Cain harvested in the Bible?
Because evolution only "sticks" if a mutation increases chances of breeding.
I realize that. Evolution takes thousands to millions of years. the evidence of evolution is even evident in our own species. People from the 1500's were much shorter and smaler than people today. I can prove this because suits of armor were made to fit very small people in that time period. Most of these are in museums throughout Europe. The human race as we know it are evolving into taller and larger beings. I obviously know that some random new species isn't just going to pop out of nowhere. I'm taking an Advanced Biology class in school right now so I'm quite aware of that.
Well, I'm all for open discussion. Now indicating that someone is a moron is beyond discussion. I'm glad to hear that there are other Christians that don't hide in there closet this day in age. If other people want to come out of their closets to reveal who they are, we should not be forced into ours. No one should ever pretend to be someone they're not no matter their belief. Also I encourage everyone to know what they believe not just because their parents or friends (or some blog) says something exciting.
I meant myself...
I know you meant yourself, but I think Steve meant all Christians when he posted the original comment.
You don't have to be a moron to be mis-led.
your right
Oh, my, thats VERY nice... Howgh!
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no, not really
what religion isnt made by man...
uhhh thats cause we dont have to...if you actually have read the bible you'd see that because jesus died for us we don't have to do all that. The sacrifices were an atonement for the sins of people. But since jesus was crucified for us, its kind of like a permanent marker blocking out all the sins we have. and washing them away.
Knowledge is free We do not forgive We do not forget We are Legion
You really need to chill out with this stuff. I share the same beliefs as you do but I don't go around getting fussy about everything Christian related. The cross might have just been a nice looking graphic for them to use - the cross is not always a Christian symbol. You're really just pulling at straws and trying to start arguments. You're not going to change anyone's beliefs with the way you're acting - you're just pushing them away and adding to the stereotype that atheists are bitter, lonely, and angry people in general.
yeah... when u think about it, the cross was a symbol of punishment and torture before jesus was crucified. then, it was adopted as his symbol
So was the Swastika. Originally it meant Well-Being, but then it was adopted as a symbol for naziism.
The Swastika also to this day means 'total'
the swastika's original origins, actually, are unknown but, it was a taoist symbol and the viking's symbol for the sun at some time.
I disagree with the idea that the cross is a cool graphic, it may be cool for christians but RPGs is where it's at.
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you might not be lonely, bitter or angry, but that guy's religion really shouldn't be any of your business. Making a big deal out of it isn't going to stop him from being Christian. All it is going to do is make people angry and frustrated at you. But of course, if you cared about what other people thought you wouldn't be here making rude comments.
where the hell did that come from?
braylynn6 years ago
Hey, Does anyone have a clue how to find this Andrew Hanson fellow? website, myspace,facebook?
here you go :)
Bro. Jones6 years ago
I must apologize for the strung out discussion on my part. I got on here originally because I had spray painted some shirts before I read this blog. I have had a couple shirts for more than 2 years and they have not faded noticeably. I suppose the whole statement that started this would assume that Biker Gangs are Christians because they wear the iron cross. Some people read or here some eloquent speaker and think they know everything. Then they go and argue with people who have studied the topic themselves for years. Technically Evolution is not even a theory because theories must be testable. I rest my case and will discontinue arguing with disrespectful people on here.
irrilia6 years ago
I also think it is a great way to reuse some old clothing items. I have some I was going to throw away because of a stain some place on the cloth...but what a great way to reuse an old shirt! Thanks!
budman03126 years ago
is that just normal spraypaint? or is it made for fabric/textiles?
lol.... what? o ya, this is an instructable on how to make t-shirts... I forgot...
this answers most of the cross argument, i don't its been on here before but i may be wrong
wiki entry for crosses
godmode6 years ago
It's a lowercase "t", silly.
yes.please stop.
it's ridiculous
and immature.
What's sad is that this was all started because of a T-shirt. Get a life people. =.=;;
Sweet shirt dude.
lazlow696 years ago
Not sure about the religious discussion below, but I just posted a quick instructable last night about doing quick and dirty spray paint stenciling for clothes, thought I'd share it here for another look / different angle.

Nice instructable, adding videos really make it a fun thing to get into, I should try that!
bikeradam7 years ago
Guys, he printed a cross on a tshirt. And now half the world is on his back. Give the guy a break, and stop arguing. Its totally pathetic.. Everything is racist nowadays.
i agree
puppetfunk6 years ago
How well does the Spray paint Hold Up In the Wash?
pineview6 years ago
pretty nice shirt if you ask me, i think im gonna try this myself. pfft i find it hilarious how people automatically assume this guy is a religious freak just because he made a shirt with crosses on it. its DIY
nobby_sk87 years ago
how many times can u wash it befor the spray comes off ? :S ps sweet t-shirt :P
Wow. Religion always invokes arguments. Did anyone have anything nice to say about the shirts? Nice shirts.
Doctor What7 years ago
wouldn't spraypaint smell really bad???
razordu307 years ago
ANYWAY... Nice instructable. I think a lot of people want to make their own shirts, but get intimidated by the amount of work required by silk-screening (especially for just one shirt, and give up or buy iron ons. This is a great alternative. Sorry your tutorial got jacked by people with nothing better to do than shoehorn their ideals into inappropriate forums where no one asked them. I hope this doesn't discourage you from making more. I promise - the instructables community is not solely comprised of the people in this thread.
argggggghhhhhh... he makes it look so easy! i have tried to make teeshirts before but so far not to good. but i am improving, i guess.
thats amazing <3
Dioxas7 years ago
What color Ritz Dye did you use?
spr_otter7 years ago
awesome idea... re-used a shirt i no longer wear! doesn't look as vintage yet though, but i love it.
Photo 6.jpg
and another, stencil and mash-up!
v50special7 years ago
Hey - great work! I'm from germany, really enjoying your show evey week.. I've tried to style my t-shirt as well but i didn't work very well.. I only found car spraypaint in stores - the t-shirt sucked the paint in and the shape were ruined - BAD! Can you tell me the name or brand of your favorite textil spraypaint? please let me know.. thanks in advance and keep up your creative work! v50
what about washing it? wont anything comeout??