I see a lot of people asking others how to make patches, and I see that most of the replies are usually to just use some acrylics and paint your own. This is a totally awesome method, and one that I have used myself, but I rarely see anyone talking about screenprinting as an option. I imagine that part of this is partly due to the material requirements making it seem cost prohibitive, and that it seems like a whole new art form to learn with a bunch of weird chemicals and processes. Because of this I’d just like to take a moment to let folk why screenprinting is both rad as fuck, super easy (if time consuming), and maybe a better fit for what you want.
I started making tshirts and patches in high school by drawing on rags with sharpie, but never really liked how that looked in the end, I was still broke as fuck though and wanted a cheaper alternative than buying from a shop. I also had moral issues with buying band merch not directly from the band, but that’s a different rant/conversation. Anyway, onward after the break!
so i know everyone is still bummed about the death of stencilpunks, but we still have to get our stencils somewhere, so i’ve started a google drive folder full of stencils. there’s a doc with political stencils, a doc with band stencils, and a doc with miscellaneous ones. here is the link to the folder. if you didn’t see a stencil you wanted or you wanted to contribute, feel free to request one or submit me one on here and i’ll add it! please reblog this to get the word out.