I am a young independent artist, running an online shop via Etsy where I sell small things such as stickers, zines, and my own comic
I would like to grow my Etsy and eventually become a small business.
To start this, I want to make a set of t-shirts!
This crowdfund is to help me pay for the equipment I need to print the shirts from home- a screen printing kit and photo sensitive emulsion to set up the screens.
At the moment, I have two designs, and for now these shirts will be plain white unisex and come in sizes small, medium, and large.
I will be buying the first batch of plain white t-shirts myself, and if the crowdfund goes well and the goals are exceeded, then I will be able to buy more in other styles and colours.
THE GOAL - £100
£37 Screen Printing kit, including frame, ink, and test shirt
£30 - Photo emulsion
The rest- packaging and postage for rewards
STRETCH GOAL - £150
Any extra money made after reaching the first goal will go towards more shirts, ink, or any other equipment that may be needed for printing.
These are the stencils of the designs!
Design one- a sleepy rat in the flowers
This design also comes as a 10cm x 7cm sticker as part of the reward tiers
Design two- Lenard the black dog
For now, all shirts will be white, with black ink, and Unisex
Sizes choices are
Extra Large 48/50"
(Select your size via the reward tiers)
The rewards for funding this project are
£5 - A sticker of the sleeping rat design
£10 - A shirt, with your choice of either design
£15 - A sticker and a shirt
£25 - A sticker, and both shirts
£30 - A sticker, both shirts, and a tote bag of the Lenard the dog design
Postage costs for the rewards is included in the one off donation.
This crowdfund is set up so that I will keep whatever has already been donated, even without reaching the goal, and the money will go towards fulfilling the rewards.
With the money I make from these shirts, I hope to create bigger and better designs to grow my business and eventually live from my art.
A big dream that a lot of artists have, but one I hope you will appreciate and help me with!