Monday, April 25, 2011

tulipulì tulipulà

Another t-shirt: more paint, please.


This shirt was born a while ago, (in my BBE a.k.a. before blogging era).
I was thinking to make something graphic, big, bold, very summer-ish.
I might sound really 'off' but I'm not into the "fruit-trend" that is exploding for spring/summer (oh well, I'm so yesterday, you know)...oh, but you never know, you might see me in less than a week covered in strawberries and cherries! (never say never, right?)
Anyway, I took a piece of paper, and start drawing-and-erasing: and I came up with this big tulip:
inspiration&realisation
To make into a shirt, my original idea was to use freezer paper, but then the drawing was big, and I wanted to go all the way to the back - so I decided to just transport the drawing onto the shirt with a water soluble marker and start painting.


--> tips: (If you have a glass table, stick a light under it, if you don't have a glass table, stick the shirt and the drawing on the window!)


I'm quite pleased with the result, have to say...

inspiration&realisation
inspiration&realisation
inspiration&realisation


And then... I saw the Versace fall 2011 collection (please note her name is also Donatella, indeed [although I'm not a big fan of the line]) and I gave myself a big pat on the shoulder!
Versace FW2011 detail

The fact that I'm not into the fruit-trend isn't because I'm so yesterday, but because I'm so tomorrow, ah!
I feel so much better now... ;)


xox, d.


will link to these parties *<:)

13 comments:

  1. That's gorgeous! I think I'll have to try something similar. I didn't realize how EASY it was to just paint your own shirt like that. Although, I'm not very good at staying in the lines. Oh well. Thanks for sharing! I love it!

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  2. you can always fix that with the freezer paper process!
    if you make something, mail me a pic!

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  3. This is one of my favorite Tshirt ideas/realizations so far! Great job!

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  4. What a wonderful tshirt makeover! You are so on top of the fashion trends.

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  5. :) thanks girls! yesterday i bought another 9 t-shirts - what not to like for 3 for 10$? more projects coming soon! :)

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  6. Wow!! That is so unique, and darling! LOVE the colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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  7. That is so cool and very pretty! Keep up the great work!

    Stopping by from Whatever Goes Wednesday Blog hop!

    ~Stay blessed!

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  8. Quite cute!!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  9. LOVE! Great job and idea!
    THanks for sharing, i have the perfect shirt to do this onw.

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  10. wonderful! any special brand of fabric paint?

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  11. I use Pebeo Setacolor Transparent for all my projects - I can't say anything about other fabric colors, because I started with this brand and keep buying the same for mix and match. I am very happy, since once the color is fixed with the iron, I can machine wash and put it in the dryer and the fabric won't stay stiff.

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