Drawing on stripes

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I LOVE stripes. My husband loves stripes. So we reckon Little Miss will too, damnit.

In that hope, I took a tshirt that greyed in the wash, and pepped it up by adding Breton stripes with a Dylon Fabric Painting Broad Nib Pen. As you can see, we’ve gone for the artisan look. Oh alright – I was rubbish at it. Drawing straight even lines on jersey is hard! Disappointed but not disheartened – the final tshirt has *some* impact…

Next time, I’ll

  • stretch the fabric really tightly over cardboard to minimise stretch/drag
  • mask off the stripes with tape for a more even line
  • draw *down* the fabric (not across) – this will take longer but gives a more even colour application because the fabric stretches less
  • practise writing her name better!

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6 responses to “Drawing on stripes

  1. Yup. Sticky tape stencilling is definitely the way to go XD. Although if you’re using a marker just ruler it maybe? I quite like the effect you have there btw.

  2. I really like how you put the name on it! I made one of these awhile ago and used cardboard inside to stretch while I painted. That worked pretty well. Here’s the post if you’re interested http://chicenvelopements.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/diy-nautical-shirt-with-fabric-paint/
    I do like the hand painted look of your shirt. I think it turned out nice!
    Beth

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