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« on: June 15, 2005 11:48:57 AM »

I was thinking of an idea for a project and I decided I had to create a mural out of Sharpies.
I made a simple wrap skirt out of an ugly white sheet I found in the basement. Then I looked through every art book I could find in my house to find pictures to recreate with Sharpies on my lovely skirt.
I decided on:
1. Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
2. Paris Through the Window by Marc Chagall
Using Geometry (never thought I'd say that outside of Geometry class! Wink), I graphed out how big the pictures would be on the skirt and penciled them out:

Then I bust out my Sharpies...:

...and got to work!:


After more than a week, I finished!

TADA!
Starry Night close-up: http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/kpstar37/Clothing/1starrynight.jpg
Paris Through the Window close-up: http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/kpstar37/Clothing/1paris.jpg
The front:

The back:

The sides:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/kpstar37/Clothing/1finishedskirtside1.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/kpstar37/Clothing/1finishedskirtside2.jpg
It can be worn with the tie on the other side too so that the other pic is in front!:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/kpstar37/Clothing/2finishedskirtfront.jpg
I'm so excited, this is probably the coolest thing I ever made!! I'm volunteering to help little kids with projects at an Art Fair this weekend and this would probably be fitting attire.
I have a few questions though:
1. Is there any way for me to wash it without having the colors bleed/fade/get destroyed? I know you can put Sharpie ink in the wash, but an entire picture? I don't want to risk it.
2. Can I seal it somehow with some sort of spray or sealant to protect the pictures?
Comments/questions appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2005 11:52:41 AM »

That is amazing!!! It reminds me of paint by numbers type deal. How long did it take you to do?
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2005 11:53:59 AM »

that's amazing!! such a great idea for making your own patterns on fabric. awesome though sharpies run out soo fast for me and they are so expensive! ill have to use fabric paint instead i think. but anyways great job!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2005 11:54:54 AM »

whoooah.  that is amazing. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2005 11:55:04 AM »

Oh. My. God. That takes major talent... I am SO impressed! It's gorgeous... wow. wow. I'm practically speechless! I don't know about your questions... but I wouldn't risk washing that! The inks might differ slightly, so some colors might last several washings, and others might fade after one. I usually don't wash my skirts that are super delicate or made of silk. I get them dry cleaned every once in a while, but I usually wear skirts several times before they get to be washed.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2005 11:55:21 AM »

WOW! that's amazing! great job on the skirt! maybe you should do a test scribble on the same type of fabric you used on your skirt and try washing it.

I almost started drooling at the sight of you sharpie collection!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2005 11:58:38 AM »

i love the starry night side. that must have taken so much work! don't risk putting it in the washer/dryer monsters. maybe dry clean..?
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2005 12:36:10 PM »

I'm not *positive* this would work, but you might want to buy some acrylic matte medium and paint that over the Sharpie-art. Like someone said, whatever you do, try it out on something else first! You don't want to risk that amazing skirt!
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2005 12:57:01 PM »

Oh my giddy aunt! That skirt is so cool! Love it! You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2005 12:58:22 PM »

That is AMAZING! I love it.. Starry Night is my favourite painting. Ever.

And that Sharpie collection makes me happy.
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