i craft

i craft
i made myself a shirt last night. please forgive the crummy picture, i took it at work this morning. sssshhhhh! the details: two coats of ruby red jacquard ink on a old shirt from target. i washed collettes deer shirt last night, and it looks terrific! no fading whatsoever. if you havent made one of these yet, i cant tell you how fun it is. i think if we had an american apparel store here, i might never leave the basement again. seriously. questions for those who have tried this, what are you using to cut your stencils and on what are you cutting them? the first two i used a utility knife thing, which wasnt so hot, this time i had new blades for my exacto knife. both times i cut on my fabric cutting mat. im wondering if it might be easier to use some hard surface instead? or maybe i shouldnt pick a font with such tiny pointed corners? probably. anyway, have a wonderful weekend everyone. looks like there is 100% chance of rain all weekend here, so i dont have to feel guilty if i make ten more shirts...


Anonymous ke said...

i love the shirt! i'm really wanting to try one of these, i think it might already become an addiction... where have you been finding your stencils? i love this idea, so much fun. i'm thinking even tea towels might be a good idea. the possibilities are endless, really.

11:40 AM  
Blogger donna said...

will you please make me one that just says "i sing"?? that would be awesome! :)

11:44 AM  
Anonymous kelly said...

so great! are you designing the stencils yourself, using found art, or??? give me all your tips and tricks, please!

6:59 PM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

oh, i love it!! i'd like a tank with that (live in tank tops). you have a great blog! i've just added you to my bloglines. look forward to reading!

10:26 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

i love it. i want one. seriously. beautiful.

12:44 AM  
Blogger Su said...

It came out great! That font seems like it took you forever to cut out. I try to pick simple ones and I use an exacto knife on a cutting mat, same as you. Its kind of difficult but I can't think of any other way to do it.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I absolutely have to try that stencilling. Am going to go through the children's t-shirts right now to find anything suitable while they are at school and can't stop me.

6:13 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

seriously, we have to have a craft time play-date. i want one of these sooooo bad. i was thinking something that said photography in a cool font....any ideas where i could find one....maybe an old type writer style????? you would know best:)

9:44 PM  
Anonymous melissa f. said...

yep. I'm going to do it. between you and amanda and amy it's all gonna hit the fan. 'course, i have a lot to live up to-- yours looks fantastic.

7:05 PM  
Anonymous susannah said...

Your 'I Craft' stencil is my favourite so far! Brilliant! Off to design some stencils while I hunt down a source for freezer paper. Then I may join in your flickr group.
So inspiring! Thank you :)

7:26 PM  
Anonymous le chat qui coud said...

Your shirt is great.... Could you made me on with "sewing cat"? lol
Have a nice week.... hello from belgium!!!!

5:06 AM  
Blogger lardawg said...

i crapt.

7:29 PM  
Blogger beth said...

i'm going to be knocking on your door soon, t-shirt in hand, for a lesson on how to be cool like you.

11:33 PM  

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