June 03, 2010

Paisley Tee for Me

Yes, I'm gracing you with a awkward lovely self-photo today.  I used the timer on my camera and got some excercise doing it.  Anyhow, it's the t-shirt you're supposed to be looking at.  Yup.  I made this little paisley tee for me and it was a piece of cake.  (Chocolate with chocolate frosting, if I could have my pick.)


Here are the supplies I used.  I bought the t-shirt at Wal-mart for $4.  The foam stamps are from Hobby Lobby.  The bottles from left to right are: Lumiere fabric paint (green and it has a metallic shimmer to it), tulip fabric paint in white, black acrylic paint, and "textile acrylic" from Hobby Lobby (to mix with acrylic paint to make it fabric paint).


I started by turning my shirt so I could wrap the design around the side.  I put freezer paper inside the shirt so nothing would bleed through.


I painted my fabric paint onto the stamp.  I purposely left some areas unpainted because I wanted it to look worn and not perfect.


I stamped them wherever my little heart desired.  I added white to the black bit by bit to make different shades of gray and then I finished off the shirt by adding some green.


I even stamped a little green over some of the black ones just to add a little more interest.  (Don't forget to heat set the painted area by placing a cloth over it and ironing it for a few seconds.)

I think the shirt has a bit of a Roxy feel to it.  Super simple project.  No cutting stencils.  It's just an easy way to spice up a simple spring tee.

Tomorrow is Feature Friday and I'll be doing another round of "You Roared," so if you have something to show please make sure you've added it to the flickr group or e-mailed a link to me.  See you then!

70 comments:

  1. I think that you are my long lost best friend! This shirt rocks! Paisleys are my favorite! Awesome, Cheri!

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  2. LOVE it! I am all about taking a basic tee and doing something great with it...this is one I might have to do:-)

    Heather

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  3. I'm saving a link to this because I think my 16-year-old daughter will LOVE it! Looks fun and simple.

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  4. so cute! I love it!

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  5. I LOVE this!!! And I have a TON of plain tshirts!!! Guess I'm heading over to Hobby Lobby today! LOL!

    Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  6. That turned out great! I love it!!!

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  7. Love it! I recently bought textile fabric and have been daydreaming about what I can do with it.

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  8. coming out of lurking because that t-shirt is awesome! :) i've been making t-shirts here w/ the kids and fabric markers... this is definitely the next step we needed to make... i've seen those stencils too and really had no idea what to do with them... thanks for the launching pad!

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  9. Oo, I love it! I'll have to try using a stamp I bought simply because I liked it, but I've never done anything with it.

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  10. Thanks for doing something for us low level crafters! I have been looking for something to do with some of Z's shirts for summer. Me and the sewing machine are on a break right now. So this will be perfect! You rock-- I mean roar.

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  11. I am so making this today!!! I absolutely LOVE it! Great job! (Now I'm just praying Hobby Lobby has the foam stamps!!!)

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  12. I LOVE IT!! so cute!!! I will have to make on for me as well...I am thinking white shirt and red and blue paisleys for the fourth of july ;) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Very cool! I love it!

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  14. Great shirt!! You're going to have me going through my foam stamps to make one of my own!

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  15. Love love love love LOOOOVE this! I want one exactly like it.

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  16. love love this shirt! I usually don't wear anything but t-shirts, so this would be so cute and comfy at the same time

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  17. You are such a genius! I have a plain shirt with a little stain (lansinoh from when I was bfeeding) and I wanted to put some sort of design on it, so I've been looking for a simple floral, but this is even better! Hobby Lobby is now on my errands list!

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  18. This is really cute. I wish I had hobby lobby in town ... but I'm sure I can find foam stamps elsewhere. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. You are so creative, I love this. Good job.

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  20. My favorite tee just got a stain in an awkward chests position. I love it and still wanted to do something with it. This is a PERFECT solution!

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  21. LoVe LoVe LoVe It!! What a FuN project!

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  22. This is really cool!

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  23. I adore paisleys. Love this project.

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  24. I just love paisley. Great job!

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  25. This is SO stinkin cute!!

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  26. I love this! You have me thinking of all sorts of t's I can redo and have my daughter do her t's! Thanks for the inspiration :oD

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  27. i love this...it is so fun and so cute. my daughter would have so much fun doing this to some of her clothes.

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  28. AWESOME... I am glad to have found this, I just destroyed my favorite T shirt with bleach. Now I can attempt to fix it.

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  29. I love that look! I think you did a great job of placement too, I would have struggled with it! Paisley is cute - one of my favorite designs. :)

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  30. How cute!! And you did such a nice job with the stamps.....

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  31. That is such a great idea!!! Your design is great-just off to the side and vintageish.

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  32. This is super cute! What a great idea!

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  33. This is so great! I'm calling my daughter in right now to show it to her. She's gonna love it!

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  34. Way to go, Cheri!! Love the idea and am totally going to borrow it for a ton of plain jane maternity shirts/tanks I have. The graphic ones are way too spendy (or weird)so this will help me feel a little more funky ;)

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  35. Guessing this would look ok on ribbed tanks and such. Just a little bit more messy.

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  36. K, cutest t-shirt ever!! I'll be sending my readers your way!

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  37. Looks so great!

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  38. I love this idea! Perfect for the Summer! Thanks!

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  39. Love this! Too cute.

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  40. This is the first time I have seen your blog, and I am already hooked! It's an absolutely lovely picture of you, by the way.

    One question: why did you use black acrylic paint at all? Was there no black textile paint available? (I'm still new to all of this).

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  41. Ahhh....now I know what I can do to save my bestest black tee that I accidentally splashed bleach on it! I'll just camouflage it by using your technique! Thanks!

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  42. You are so clever - love it!!!

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  43. Talk about minimum effort = maximum impact! FABULOUS!

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  44. This is so CUTE! It def. looks like something you would buy at a store.
    Saw this on U create.

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  45. You're adorable! The tee is cute too :).

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  46. I am a sucker for paisley! This is way cute.

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  47. So simple and pretty. You are so amazing!

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  48. I am in LOVE with this shirt!!! LOVE IT!

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  49. I just saw this on Ucreate...love this! I have a new paisley obsession and I think this is so cute!

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  50. so cute! can i link it to my blog?

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  51. What a perfect idea, it looks so great!

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  52. This shirt is soooo cute! I absolutely love it. I'm definatly going to make one for myself. Hopefully I can find a stamp I like though - no Hobby Lobby's anywhere near here!

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  53. Love this! So simple to make n yet such wonderful results!!

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  54. I shared this at Young House Love's blog today...I hope that's ok! http://www.younghouselove.com/2010/06/whats-the-one-thing/?cp=1#comments

    Faith

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  55. Very clever! Definitely going to try that before the summer ends. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  56. Very creative.....I love to see young moms with this kind of talent.

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  57. Thank you, I loved doing this...
    Hope you don't mind me linking back to your tut..
    http://glowacademy10.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-new-paisley-t-shirt.html

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  58. This is amazing! I love it! Such a great idea of making your clothes more "your own"!

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  59. I made this for myself yesterday and I love it! Thank you for the idea!

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  60. Ah I love this... :) I can never find what I want in a tee-shirt lolz this is truly inspirational.

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  61. Love paisleys... Looking for stamps like yours. I am going to be making this shirt and maybe even adding some paisleys to my kitchen now ;)
    now following your blog, great ideas!
    xoxo
    Heather
    www.HeatherlyLoves.com

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