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Take Your Catz to the Club with You aka Secret Message Political TShirt

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Going straight from your political rally to the club and don't want to change? Wanna be political by day but pick up fellow Cat lovers by night? By using glow in the dark paint on certain parts of your shirt, you can have only the secret message show up in the dark!

What You'll Need

Regular Fabric Paint
Glow in the Dark Fabric Paint (Should be the same color as the regular fabric paint)
a plain tshirt
2 sponges (or one that clean in between using)
some pieces of cardboard, or a folded newspaper
printouts from: http://sternlab.org/artfortheinternet/2010/10/wearable-political-placard-sandwich-board-thats-made-to-flipflop/printouts/

To view on the original blog: http://sternlab.org/artfortheinternet/2010/10/secret-message-political-tshirt-how-to/

To see other projects and work: http://www.theliztaylor.com
 
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Step 1: Put the pieces of cardboard inside the tshirt.

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Put the pieces of cardboard inside the tshirt.

Step 2: Cut the Stencils

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Cut out the print outs so they can be used as stencils (I used an xacto knife to do this). Then use scissors to cut all the letters apart so that they are easy to arrange.

Step 3: Arrange the stencil letters on your shirt.

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  Arrange the stencil letters on your shirt.

Step 4: Start Painting

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Use the sponge and the Non-Glow in the dark paint, to fill in the letters that you don't want to glow.

Step 5: Paint with Glowing Paint!

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Now use the Glow in the Dark paint to paint in the rest of the letters (your hidden message that you want to glow in the dark.)

Step 6: Time to Dry!

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Let your finished shirt dry.

Step 7: Woo You're Done!

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Admire your finished product (it might take a few hour of "charging" under a bright light, before your shirt glows very bright)
bendaniel4 years ago
i love emo cats? ;)
woodNfish4 years ago
Its easy to see why you'd want to keep that message a secret.
The first one or the second one? Or maybe both?
jamwaffles4 years ago
How about a secret "I love Linux" at a micro$oft convention? ;P
LOL complete win!!!
i would so wear that!
Although if it was at a micro$oft convention I don't think I'd be hiding my views :P
true lol
and you should try mint
it's pretty good, albeit a little slow relating to ubuntu release updates (I mean entire version updates here, not just for single programs)
I've tried it before and I've always liked the themes - very slick and smooth. I'll burn a live image today and give it a go again :)
Now, please, nobody start a flamewar over this, but Ubuntu IS still Linux, although I do admit it's trying to be the most mac- and win-like of the lot - maybe I should be switching over to mint or debian or something :)
You should have secret "I love Ubuntu" on linux convention :D

If you love it so much stop using bad distribution (_8(|)
Maybe I'll try Mint at some point, although that's based on Ubuntu. Sigh :(
lbrewer424 years ago
This would be a great idea to use for patriotic-themed T-shirts!