Silkscreening My Dreams Into Reality

Many months ago, more or less out of the blue, I was struck with the idea to make thank you cards with a bunch of tanks on the front. They were to say “Many tanks” inside. I talked about them to everyone I know. Everyone said that would be adorable! (My friends are nice people.)

When Groupon offered me a half-price class at Gowanus Print Lab, it was clearly destiny. I got the Groupon, signed up for the class and eventually found myself drawing tanks in MS Paint. Actually, that’s probably the single most impressive part of this whole endeavor. Behold:

You guys, I’m just so tickled by these! They’re obviously a little off kilter. But it turns out silkscreening isn’t a terribly expensive hobby. I can do it at home and get good at it and open an Etsy store for great profit! The screens are the most expensive part, so I’ll stick to this design for now, but who knows what the future holds. Tank tops! Fish tanks! Septic tanks!!!! Crafts 4-eva.

2 Replies to “Silkscreening My Dreams Into Reality”

  1. I just saw this. My friend used to tease me about writing “tanks” instead of thanks in text messages and emails, and we declared that all “Please/thank you” moments should now be replaced with weaponry.

    “Tanks for that stew recipe, it was awesome.”
    “Grenades, I’m glad you liked it.”

    I am so glad I am not the only person that thinks like this.

    Like

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