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« on: August 07, 2013 07:01:52 PM »

Craftster, to me, is an online enabler to my need to "know how to do that." There are so many extremely talented people in this community, and all of their beautiful creations make me want to try new things and really challenge myself. I'm so thankful that so many here are willing to share what they know. I have learned so many new things from this community, and you have truly helped me find my passions.  Kiss

Though I didn't originally see the tutorial for this project on Craftster, I've been inspired by many similar projects here. I have stenciled a few tees in the past, but I've never painted an entire garment...I'm not really a painter, at all. It was so much fun! I'm already starting a second shirt.  Grin I covered my dress form with a garbage bag, and used a couple garbage bags in the sleeves. I painted it in 3D.  Cheesy After washing, it was surprisingly soft - hardly stiff at all from the 5 or 6 layers of paint.  Wink I used a straw, dipped in paint, to make all of the 'stars.' I had my 16-month old in the baby carrier while I did this in our garage, and he was cracking up...and then he got the hiccups.  Cheesy So cute.











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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013 10:53:28 PM »

this is great, is that just acrylic or fabric paint?
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013 06:02:16 AM »

It's acrylic paint, mixed with fabric medium and watered down a bit. I also heat-set the paint before washing.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013 08:46:57 AM »

This is unbelievably amazing!

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013 11:02:07 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013 01:33:14 PM »

It turned out great!
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013 01:49:48 PM »

Thanks! You guys are super sweet!

I wanted to point out that it started as a brown shirt...the tutorial, I think, calls for black or navy blue, but brown can work too. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2013 12:04:03 PM »

Yeah, brown can work! This is one of the best I've ever seen! <3 it!
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013 06:38:57 AM »

Wonderful! I always love clothing like this.
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013 07:54:28 PM »

Neat! I want to try it.
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