Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Getting Something Accomplished

After languishing around the house for the last week, I finally felt well enough yesterday to make something. What a wonderful feeling it is to be healthy. And, it also happened to be my husband's birthday, so I had a project in mind.

I had seen a project like this online, using freezer paper as a template to paint a shirt. Basically, you trace your design on the paper side of the freezer paper, cut it out using an xacto blade or small scissors, and iron on the shirt where you want it. Then you iron on another sheet of freezer paper on the inside so the paint wont leak through. Then you paint it.

Unfortunately for me, I had to put the paint on 3 different times. Or rather, I had to try 3 different paints. The first one I tried was Setacolor Jaquard fabric paint. But this is transparent. Wont show up on a dark green shirt. Then I tried this Pentel fabric paint. It seemed to work, but when it was dry, it was barely visible. So I resorted to good old acrylic paint. Of course this worked. Duh.

'THIS SHIRT GOES OVER MY HEAD' get it? It's a double entendre. If you don't get it, then it's perfect.

Anyway, while I was waiting for the paint to dry, three different times, I decided to make a small quilt for this frame I bought 2 weeks ago at Muji.

Mini Mansions
5" x 14"


This frame is plexi with stainless attachments and sits on a desk or bookshelf.  I like the way it looks a lot and will probably be making more mini quilts to frame this way.


CB said...

Great shirt! And boy, you must be super-efficient to get so much done in a day! And here I am, spending an hour to make a card...

chanakiko said...
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chanakiko said...

I like this colorful neighborhood. I will buy the smaller yellow house. I will wear very colorful dress everyday and eat colorful food. Of course, my car will be very colorful and so does my teeth! Such a cute quilt!

Carol said...

Great shirt!

My son is going to be Charlie Brown for Halloween. So I've been trying to figure out the best way to get a black stripe on a yellow shirt. On my way home from work tonight, I was thinking of using freezer paper and painting it. Then tonight, I was surfing and came upon your post. I hadn't thought of putting freezer paper behind too. Great idea. Thanks for the tip!