August 16, 2010

Vans-Inspired Tee and a Weekend Recap

As I mentioned before, I have my niece in town and while she's been here we made her a couple of t-shirts.  Vans are really "in" right now (well, I don't know if they've ever been out) and she loves their tees as well.  We decided to make her a knock-off tee.  It looks like the Vans logo, but has "Mads" written on it instead, since her name is Maddie. 

She even got in on the painting action herself.  Here's how we did it.

I had a checkered stencil that I laid across the shirt.  I taped freezer paper around it so I didn't make a big mess everywhere. 

Then I sprayed it with the fabric spray paint that looks like this, except that ours was black.

Then we created a freezer paper stencil for the lettering.  I just drew it by hand.  (If you haven't tried freezer paper stenciling, watch the how to video HERE first to learn everything you need to know.)  We used the Tulip "slick" paint in neon green.  It ended up looking a bit shiny and rubbery-like which was perfect for the look of this shirt.  It took a lot of coats to do on the dark blue shirt, but it came out really well.

She's pretty happy with her new personalized tee and if you ask me it looks pretty stinkin' cute on her too.

I'll show you the other t-shirt we made her tomorrow.  On to the weekend recap.

My sister and I had a great weekend at Craft Lake City.  I had so much fun meeting some of you!  Thank you so much to all of you who stopped by to say hello.  You made me feel so cool :)  There were tons of vendors with lots of eye candy.  I had a blast checking it all out.  Here's one of our favorite repeat customers deciding between headbands.

I also got to meet Sabra from Sew a Straight Line and Christie from A Lemon Squeezy Home.  They both have great blogs and some rockin' sewing skills.  Check 'em out!  Plus, they are super fun and kind, too.

And last but not least, for a little more fun today you can head over to So You Think You're Crafty to vote for this week's craft.  The theme is "Animal" and now we're down to just five crafters.  See you there!

Thanks for reading!


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