a painted and happy-stitched t-shirt ~ {and more!}

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hi there ~

since knowing i’m going to teach a class using apron and silks acrylic paints, i’ve been playing more with these gorgeous, sparkly silks acrylic paints. they are produced in two different sizes, so it’s easy to try a couple {or three} for less than $10 easily.  go to their website, which is colourarte.com, to read more about them!

this play action was on a t-shirt, which i purchased from my local joann’s fabric store. 

i thought it was really pretty when i painted it, but i forgot to take  a picture.  so what you see here is the results from washing.  yes, i washed the shirt after i painted it.  not a brilliant move, if one wants to preserve the brilliance of the color.  but, in this adventure, it turned out pretty well. that is to say at least i’m happy with the results as i’m going to be the one wearing it. 

i will share more about washing, applying color, embellishments, as well as my experimentation with other product enhancements, with techniques for washing and heat-setting this paint product.  {all of which will be a part of my ‘paint your apron’ class, as i wrote about here, posted on september 4th, last week.

and my next t-shirt… autumn themed:

and this apron with a flower taken from a sketch in my sketchbook {many moons ago}.  it’s nice to have that instant inspiration in a sketchbook.  just gotta make sure i can find them, they are getting to be numerous now!

and why not a very simple, and almost always timeless… heart.  all to be free motion quilted, and i hope i can come up with a fun and whimsical word or two to quilt onto the surface… “from my heart to yours” is what i’m thinking…

and… the great adventure continues.  of course, i’ve got more ideas, too… so i need to replenish some aprons and t-shirts,  as i perfect {hopefully} this painted and quilted technique, in the hope of offering some of them for sale in my etsy shop.  

we had a great weekend, and were able to get outside and enJOY the spectacular indian summer weather these past several days!  it was amazing… clear blue skies, a historic landmark in st. peter’s mission, and lots of great montana skyviews!  i loved… every second.  thank you for your kind comments about my montana ~  i do appreciate it, as i love sharing it so!

enJOY your blessings this very moment, and throughout the day.

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