(I've totally had too much Food Network to have that title for this post! LOL!)
Guess what we did today? T-SHIRTS! I just decided to dive right into making some t-shirts for me and my 2 kidlets.
I had to do a tiny bit of shopping to do this morning and while at WalMart, I noticed that the spring/summer t-shirts were showing up on the shelves. At first, I was only thinking of making myself a couple of shirts but then, decided to get the kids in on the crafting. I had them help with creating the freezer paper stenciling, ironing and prepping for paint/bleach. We had so much fun!
For the kids' t-shirts, I tried this spray bleach tutorial which turned out fantastic! The only difference between the look from the tutorial that I used and our shirts is that my spray bottle didn't have a mist setting, only a stream. Both of the kids want to wear their shirts to school tomorrow. I take that as a high compliment from them. ;)
Unfortunately, I learned a hard lesson about detailed stencils and the spray bleach technique. They don't play well together at all so my bleached tees didn't turn out at all.
However, my painted tees are AWESOME!
First, I did a regular freezer paper stencil of the Japanese kanji symbol for Love.
My personal favorite is this next shirt. I worked in the negative and just stipled the heck out of the gold paint to get this effect.
I think this whole project might have to become a Come On Spring! tradition. We enjoyed the mild weather, played in the water as we rinsed the bleach shirts and played games outside while the shirts ran through the washer/dryer.
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