I debuted this Moulin Rouge T-shirt at East Austin Studio Tour this month.
Since I wanted to the design to have crisp edges, I taped off the design space on the T-shirt before I started working. I sketched the image onto the shirt with pencil, using Toulouse-Lautrec's original Parisian ad poster as my inspiration. I painted the black lines onto the fabric with a brush using Golden High Flow Acrylic Paint and then spot colored the design it with acrylic paint mixed with textile medium. Textile medium makes the paint more part of the fabric, as opposed to sitting on top of the fabric; it also keeps it from cracking when washed. Before I was done, I turned random ink spot drips into an all-over subtle splatter paint. Who says "accidents" can't be fun? :)