deco art sent me a bunch of fun SoSoft fabric paint and my girls and i set out to play!
i grabbed a handful of shirts from walmart for a few bucks each.
love all the fun colors i got to play with, especially the metallics!
i got these “spouncers” at walmart as well, and they worked perfectly.
after prewashing the shirts i used cardboard and file folders to protect the insides of the shirts.
see? perfect fit!
i used my quilting ruler and “mark-b-gone” to make dots every 2 inches.
can you see them? teeny tiny. when i made a mistake, i just sprayed a little water on them and poof! they disappeared!
for gracie’s shirt, i used the pretty metallic gold.
i just gently pushed the “spouncer” over the dot and kind of wiggled it to the perfect circle.
i left a few dots for the hearts.
while i was working on their shirts, the girls got creative and worked on their own.
so for the hearts i used freezer paper after the paint had thoroughly dried (about a day or so).
i ironed the freezer paper over the dot, making sure the edges were down firm so i wouldn’t get any paint leakage.
i used the spouncer again, this time with a bright coral paint.
i peeled off the freezer paper and voila! a pretty heart!
lily’s shirt was the same theory, but without the hearts and a little more paint mixing.
i love that both of the shirts can work for valentine’s day, but also for any other day – so not super valentine’s-y, right?
i started lily’s shirt at the top. i chose several shades of red and pink, and put them in color order. i used the darkest red for a couple rows, then mixed the darkest red with the next color for a couple rows. then i used the second color alone for a couple rows, then mixed with the next lighter color… see what i mean?
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