29,000 Floating Ducks

The Travelling Art Journal Project

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Tee shirts

I've been thinking about the suggestion that we have tee shirts, which might be a bit of a problem. But how would it be if we did designs which could be downloaded onto transfer paper and then ironed on to whatever we wanted?

Just a thought!

Cathy xxx

10 Comments:

At 11:09 PM, Blogger Baskerville Hound said...

That's a great idea Cathy!
I've made lots of tshirts with transfer images and they are so easy to make. I recommend the transfer paper for use on dark fabric [regardless of what colour tshirt you are using] because you do not have to flip the image before printing and the image is not affected by the shade of fabric underneath. I also find that they just make for a better quality image.
We could select images from the actual journal to use on the t-shirts. That way it can be tied in more to the journal side of the project- what do you think?

 
At 9:29 AM, Blogger CAS said...

Yes - you're right about the transfer paper for use on dark fabric - you get a better image and they last longer, too.

I like the idea of using images from the actual journal - then it's not necessarily tied to any one artist, and could also advertise the journal.

(When it reaches me, I'm going to send a press release to my local newspaper. This is not an area with lots of newsworthy crime and that sort of thing, so the '29,000 Floating Ducks' might go down well)

But to get back to the point - yes, I think it would be great to tie it into the journal side of the project - which after all is what it's all about!

Cathy

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger Dee said...

Oh, that's fantastic! I like the idea very much.
My best friend collects rubber duckies, and I gave her a t-shirt for christmas that was aqua with a bright yellow duck on the front. Around the duck, were the words "What the duck?" in white. It gives me the giggles everytime I see it. :)

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger Baskerville Hound said...

What a cool t-shirt Dee- that makes me giggle too!
Cas- That is great about contacting your local paper. You will have to scan a copy of the article when its printed, for us all to see! how exciting!
As for the t-shirts we could even put a extract from each artist's page in a grid like image similar to what Crafty-girl posted. Just a thought....

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger CAS said...

The grid with all the different ducks in would be great fun! it would be good on all sorts of other things apart from tee shirts, as well. I'm thinking of beach bags, aprons, that sort of thing.

Cathy xxxx

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger Leezy said...

It's so wonderful to read all these fabulous ideas bouncing aroud.. I love the idea of a tee, it's a greate way to promote our ducky family ...

We could put the blog address n theback of the tee shirt so it might catch someone's eye and send new traffic to the site.

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger Baskerville Hound said...

Definately Leeza- great thinking!
Cathy-we could even get some stickers made up so that we could use them in a Keri Smith-style Guerilla art project- Put them around the place in each of our cities and take photos for everyone to see....as for what next- maybe world domination?hehehehe :)

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger CAS said...

I like the Keri Smith idea ... actually, we don't even have to get stickers made up. I'll be going into Birmingham University library over the next fortnight or so, and I'm going to make some bookmarks with the blog address on it, plus a pic of a duck, and leave them at random in library books ...

Cathy xxx

 
At 3:43 AM, Blogger Lee said...

these are such fun ideas...the bookmarks are great cathy...I've been so busy with work the last week, I haven't had time to play much...

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger Baskerville Hound said...

Love the bookmark idea Cathy!
Maybe as a group we could create a design so that we could each download and print it to circulate in many library books?

 

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