Thursday, September 15, 2011

Altered T-shirt Challenge!

 I've found that challenges are a great way to unstick me and get me to try new things. I'm always glad I did!

So feeling in  need of a challenge, I'm gonna do another, and This time, for this challenge, I'd like you to join me. Shelley, from Single Stone Studios, (who's much more technically savvy then myself) has a video or two on her blog telling you a little more about it. Please hop on over and check it out.

 Here's a quick peek at something I've been playing with....

It's easy because basically, there are no rules. Just alter a shirt. Use anything and everything you want. Shelley's been experimenting with some of the new Martha Stewart paint and I've been playing with bleach pens and the same stencils. But this is just the start... The only thing I would suggest is TRY SOMETHING NEW!!!! There are so many ways to do this, here are a few ideas to get you thinking...

-write on the shirt with a fabric marker
-try this watermarking technique with glue and dye
-drip dye
-try using a transfer
-use a stamp
-paint on your shirt
-add trim or notions
-make it vintage-y
-make it punk
-graphitti it
-add raw edge appliques
-or try reverse appliques
-cut it up and resemble it into jewelry
-bead it

Seriously, this is just scratching the surface of what you can do with this surface. So pull out those plain, solid color tees and PLAY!

Now here's the rest of the details:
On September 21st we're going to set up a link party and would LOVE to have you join us. We want to see what YOU do! So show us your favorite recreation and we'll show you ours-I can't wait!

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