Introduction: How to Make an Apple-Fan-Shirt
As you may know. Apple has a 16 year old program called the Apple Campus Rep program. It is a way for anyone in a four year institution to get free shwag from Apple while at the same time getting paid to market their computers, ipods, and other cool products. Since the selection process is pretty "selective" for lack of a better word, I had to up my game to stand out from the other 9 other applicants at my school. I did this by dawning my evangilistic apple gear to the meeting.
Ultimate result......*edit* =) *edit*
Step 1: Gather Materials
The List of materials are as follows:
1) 2 sheets of card-board scratch (from a box) that is more than the entire area of the tshirt being used.
2) A tshirt (prefer white for best results)
3) A pair of scissors
4) Box Cutter knife
5) A copy of the Apple logo on hand
6) Pencil and eraser
7) Flowral Spray Paint (Colored)
#7 is the most important because you have to make sure you get one that is designed for fabric. Flowral Spray paint is used to touch up flowers with darkened highlights and etc so it can also sometimes be used for fabrics. Regular acrylic spray paint (Krylon) can probably be used to but it may wash out.
Step 2: Draw Stencil
With the apple logo near by.... trace the Apple logo with the desired size you want on one cardboard sheet. An easier way rather than just eye balling it would be to get a blown-up print out on typing paper to just trace. In my case I just eyeballed it so that I could make the maximum use of the area on the front of the shirt.
This is the most art intensive part.
Step 3: Final Trace
After youre sketch is complete and the Apple begins to take shape. Darken the region that most contorts to the final shape you want to cut. This will be your guide line and you want this to be very visible.
Use the box cutter to indent the entire shape by just going over the guide lines.
Step 4: Cut It Out
Once you have created the preforations with the box cutter. Use the scissors or box-cutter again to make the final incisions one more time following the guide lines. I do it this way as to maintain the shape and not shred the cardboard when cutting. Pizza boxes are easier if you have them on hand.
Once its cut, just pop out the stencile and look at your masterpiece.
Step 5: Alignment
If there are particles hanging out the edge of your stencil just use some sand paper to smooth it out. Otherwise now you're ready to figure out the placement of your apple logo on your shirt.
I chose a white shirt and so I wanted to make whatever I put on it very dramatic and bold as to make people notice it. I chose the biggest stencil shape I could make and tilted it (not shown) to add some thunder funk to the design.
Step 6: Spray It
After you got the alignment down...here comes the fun and easy part.
If you want the whole urban look and feel of it...just get the spray paint and go bananas on dem junx....Make sure to spray the perimeter of the stencil though first, because it will be harder to do it the second time if you want it to look spankin. I chose to go real crazy and add swirls and even my tag sign at the bottom.
Step 7: Accessorize
If you're using the flowral spray...it should dry pretty fast over night. But otherwise I'm really not sure.
Make sure to accessorize your new piece with matching stuff to go for the whole apple look. I didn't have time to brand my bandana since the interview was in 6 hours the next morning but I plan to do it soon.
Now that you know what to do...you can brand all your clothing, accessories, walls, and girlfriends! chyea!