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Topic 3 of 23: Fabric Painting

Mon, May 15, 2000 (13:12) | Marcia (MarciaH)
The fine art of turning a blank T-shirt or tote bag into a work of wearable art.
14 responses total.

 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 1 of 14: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, May 15, 2000 (13:16) * 1 lines 
 
This, I know all about. Have been altering Vulcan T-shirts for ages just to make them look better, improve on the original design and make it my own statement. One guy tried to buy one I was wearing for $75. I turned him down - it was the last one I did before I was put out of commission with Carpal tunnel. My technique uses a great deal of minute work and steady pressure on tiny nozzles. The results, however, are astounding and if done carefully, are good for as long as you can stand to wear the shirt.


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 2 of 14: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, May 17, 2000 (17:07) * 1 lines 
 
the closest to fabric painting i've done is taking one of those fabric paints and squeezing it onto a shirt! does that count?


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 3 of 14: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May 17, 2000 (17:33) * 1 lines 
 
Sure! I've done that, too. I modify my T-shirts so they look more feminine. I make a small box pleat in each sleeve and anchor it with a button. Then I embellish the neckline with beading done with tiny hemispheres of paint which will compliment the art I am doing in the center of the shirt. Hmm, I know your size - you just may end up with one of my modifications...*grin*


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 4 of 14: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, May 17, 2000 (18:08) * 1 lines 
 
*woohoo*


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 5 of 14: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May 17, 2000 (18:16) * 1 lines 
 
*grin* *rubbing my crative hands together*


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 6 of 14: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Aug  8, 2000 (21:30) * 1 lines 
 
oh, and for those of you afraid to try it, you don't have to buy special paints. just get a fabric additive (it looks like a bottle of craft paint) and you mix it with your regular plaid stuff (or whatever brand you use).


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 7 of 14: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Aug  9, 2000 (00:38) * 1 lines 
 
Gee, Wolfie, it has been a while since I was in here. Looking nice!


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 8 of 14: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Aug  9, 2000 (17:24) * 1 lines 
 
yeah, i went kinda nuts posting in here!


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 9 of 14: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Aug  9, 2000 (18:35) * 1 lines 
 
Good! Fabric painting is still my favorite thing to do. Now, if I only had some talent...;)


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 10 of 14: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Aug  9, 2000 (18:36) * 1 lines 
 
Btw, you know this surely, but you can add yor fav glitter to that fabric medium and make thing sparkle without using paint at all.


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 11 of 14: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Aug 10, 2000 (17:24) * 1 lines 
 
and there is a glitter that you paint on that won't come off with rubbing and washing. can't remember the name of it though.


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 12 of 14: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug 10, 2000 (20:59) * 1 lines 
 
Yeah, me either. Funny thing about glitter in the wash. Early on I glittered everything. It ended up on the towels sometimes. The House Male came to me after his shower and said, "Guess where I sparkle!"


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 13 of 14: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Aug 12, 2000 (18:02) * 1 lines 
 
*lol* this could be a good thing, depending.....*giggle*


 Topic 3 of 23 [crafts]: Fabric Painting
 Response 14 of 14: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Aug 12, 2000 (18:30) * 1 lines 
 
Wolfie, did you check your email? Opinion?

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