Tri to Stay Balanced

 Life is chaotic. This is a shirt about containing the chaos and creating a balance. This tee is a representation of the waves of chaos people go through housed within a triangular shape. The shape represents: Balance, Wisdom, Proportion, and Fluidity. It's about keeping the good vibes within, and consistently finding a way to deal with life. The colors are a splash of who you are, go paint the world wearing this shirt, instilling confidence to keep you going. You’ll feel that color seep off of you and put into everything you do, spread the love, and spread the colors that make you, you. 


Hand dyed, hand printed, and made with passion.

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Process: My process started out with the basics of screen printing: preparing the screen, coating the screen, exposure and washing out. As multiple screens and designs had various outputs, some good, some not so much, I finally got the right process for my design. I documented what emulsion provided what output, what mesh count each of my designs needed, and found the exposure times that worked well when it came to developing the screen.

Initial notes from the first time going through the screen printing process.

Initial notes from the first time going through the screen printing process.

First screen that pushed through ink.

First screen that pushed through ink.

Print gold on black tee.

Print gold on black tee.


Sketches: The idea for this design for a shirt came from a bumper sticker I saw that said "Be Ocean Minded." This saying resonated with me. From this saying, I sketched out (see below) waves that represented the ocean's surface and shoreline wash up, contained within an upside down, ghosted triangular shape that represented the sign for water. 

 
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Sketches: For what I believed, "Be Ocean Minded," meant, these concept were just too symmetrical, balanced, and evenly spaced out. The ocean is filled with give and take, so I added more take. This developed into the initial paragraph you read up at the top of the page, the chaotic fluidity of the waves contained within the vast body of water. With this new approach, I started on the ipad and stylus, using my sketch as a base. 

 
Waves/water orb within a no longer ghosted, triangular shape

Waves/water orb within a no longer ghosted, triangular shape

Figuring out the look, feel, and placement of this concept on a tee. 

Figuring out the look, feel, and placement of this concept on a tee. 

 

The final product:

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Lauren Armenta