does anyone know of a quick way to nicely wear out a 50/50 cotton poly tshirt to give it a soft, thin, "vintage", worn feel?
There is a lady in our state that takes 12 shirts at a time, puts them into a cement hand crank mixer, adds some clean round rocks and tada! Sometimes she'll add some of our red clay to white shirts and makes these really cool, old, dirty looking shirts. She sells them alot. After all the beatings, she just washes them as usual, sends them off to be screened and sells them at our many rodeos. When we screen them for her, I use an overlay on her art that makes it look old and worn. Hope this gives you some ideas!
I have heard of a lot of unusual ways to achieve the look of worn or vintage clothing. Most customers are not willing to shell out the money for unusual techniques in my area, but if you have a direct line of clothing I could see the possibilities. You are better off trying to accomplish such effects with your art department or printing techniques to keep each print somewhat consistent, unless of course your intent is for one of a kind imprints, LOL.
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