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!

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