March '17

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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20 || P R I N T W E A R M A R C H 2 0 1 7 FROM SOFTWARE TO SUBSTRATE Above: The final design was a distressed, vintage look that embodied the Summer of Love. Right (column): Five screens were used with a "dirty water" mix containing water and a pig- ment that added to the worn out effect. Above: The original design was a pencil sketch of a VW bus. It was then scanned into Adobe Illustrator so that color changes and finessing could be easily done. (All images courtesy the author) Right: To create a distressed finish, the author added sandpaper, cement marks, and metal as overlay.

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