Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Heart Stamped Shirt

Last weekend was my big Valentine's Day party! Last year I dyed my own pants. This year I decided to decorate a shirt using fabric ink.

Materials:
Shirt
Stamp
Fabric Ink Pad (Mine was from Hobby Lobby, $3.99)
Cardboard

 First step, get a shirt. I picked up this beauty at Goodwill:


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This shirt is 100% polyester, although the ink says it works best with natural fibers. 

As you can see, I placed cardboard in the shirt and sleeves to separate the layers. This is an important step! If you don't do it, you'll be stamping through both sides. 

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I flew by the seat of my pants on this (and always, I'm wayward) and just started on the sleeve. If I were to do it again, I'd start on the back side. It went quickly and I was quite excited with the results. 

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I let the shirt dry overnight and then used a hot, dry iron to "set" the stamping, as recommended on the back of the stamp pad. Then I flipped the shirt over and completed the same thing on the back side.

This is how it turned out!

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This is how I wore it to the party. 

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Not bad, eh? Best compliments: people didn't believe I'd done design! I had to show them my little mess ups to prove it to them. 

The possibilities are endless for shirts! I'm thinking about having a little craft night with friends to do it all over again!

7 comments :

Smallgood said...

That's wildly adorable (and absolutely unique)! I never would have thought of something so simple and yet so clever. I know what I'll be on the hunt for next time I'm at the craft store and Goodwill.

createwithmom said...

that looks beautiful

Elise@growcreative said...

I love this! What a cute way to dress up a shirt. I had no idea there was such a thing as fabric ink... cool!

Julieta C Venegas said...

This is really nice!

Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm following your, it's fabulous ;D

xoxo Julieta

Eden Raczkovi said...

Cute! :)

Brave Brooke said...

I'm with the other commenters I had no clue there was fabric ink! It looks so cute and I love your animated graphic.

Maranda said...

I love it!! You have the best ideas and make it look so easy.

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