Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CRAFT: Chevron Stamped Tee




I've gotten braver with making things for myself lately. It's kind of nice when I make something and get to keep it for myself (which really doesn't happen much), but I usually have the unfortunate tendency of being a clumsy crafter. Every project begins optimistically enough but by the time I'm getting close to being finished, I discover that I've managed to sew the thing inside out or I have a seam with holes in it, or it somehow has an extra sleeve or something. I haven't done that last one YET, but I'm anticipating the inevitable.

Take this shirt for example. Easy enough project, but I made the rookie mistake of forgetting to put cardboard inside my shirt so the paint wouldn't leak. As soon as I finished, I was really happy with the shirt....until I saw the blue paint splotches on the back. So of course, like any exhausted half-crazed crafter would do, I put straight bleach on the paint spots. Consequently, did you know straight bleach eats through clothing?

Me neither, until now that is.

In conclusion: make an awesome chevron stamped shirt with me, but please remember to put something inside of your shirt. And also don't put straight bleach on stuff. I hear it jacks clothing up ;)


Cut a sponge into your chevron shape. I Cut one larger and one skinnier piece.
Next use a ruler and disappearing ink marker to make straight lines on your shirt where your design will go. Put a piece of cardboard or freezer paper inside of your shirt to protect it from the paint leaking through, then begin stamping one color on. Let dry and stamp your second color on. Let your shirt dry according to the directions on the bottle.



Wasn't that so easy? Now wear and show off your awesomely awkward modeling poses. I'm working on that.







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27 comments:

  1. Love it! And I love your blog design!
    Saw you at Someday Crafts. ;)

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  2. This is really cute! Don't you hate when a perfect project gets ruined because of something stupid like that? ARGH!

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    Go to my page to see how it works.

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  4. Cute!!! I totally hear you on the projects that always go wrong! Stopping by from Someday Crafts.

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  5. I love how you mixed the wide and skinny stamps - too cute! And good tip about the bleach! I usually goof up my crafts too so I'm sure I'll need that bit o' wisdom soon :)

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  6. This looks so great - I'm trying to figure out a cool stamp or pattern for a project I'm working on, I may have just found my answer!

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  7. Just found a bunch of white v neck t shirts at walmart for $1. Gonna do this to one of them! Thanks for sharing a great idea!

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  8. So cute! And thanks for the tips: I would've totally tried bleach too! Live and learn, right? :)
    Chrissy @ Everyday with the Jays

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  9. I like it! What kind of paint did you use? Just regular fabric paint? I'm visiting from the happy hour link party.

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  10. I love it! It is really too cute. Stopping by from the happy hour party!

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  11. Very cool...love the color combo...I had two craft fails this week alone...eek...thank you so much for sharing at our first HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY LINKY PARTY... you guys are doing great things here and I hope other notice too...xo

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  12. LOVE this!! I'd love for you to link this project up to Do Something Crafty Friday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/09/do-something-crafty-57/

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  13. how cute and trend and simple!!! I am inspired! Plus I really love your color choice because it happens to be my sports team colors so now I think I really want one!!! :o) Thank you for the inspiration, and for linking up at happy hour! And your blog is so so cute.
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  14. Wow, this is so cute! I love it.
    Dee from The cSI Project

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  15. Oh, I just love it! What a great way to work the chevron trend. And so easy to make. Great idea!

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  16. This is so cute!! I love it!

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  17. OH, I love this! The stamp idea is genius. This is a fantastic project!
    Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  18. So clever! I'm wanting to paint some onesies for my baby, but don't want them to look too "baby". This is what I'm about to do! Thanks a million for the awesome idea. Is it too nerdy, if I make one for me too, so me and the baby match? HA! Love your blog, just started following via Bloglovin'. I would love if you came over to my brand new blog and took a look around, and if you like what you see, follow me too! Have a great week!~
    Stacia@ http://feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

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  19. What a great idea. I love stamps and chevron and patterns so this idea is really awesome. Plus, I really love your blog design! I would love it if you would stop by and share at Lines Across. I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel
    http://www.linesacross.com/2012/09/the-cure-for-common-monday-55.html

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  20. LOVE this shirt! Saw it via Craft Gossip!

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  21. this is so super cute!!! i love it. and i've totally done the whole 'forgot to put cardboard...' thing!

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