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:
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...


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 *<:)


  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Stopping by from Whatever Goes Wednesday Blog hop!

    ~Stay blessed!

  8. Quite cute!!

    Thanks for linking up!


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

  10. wonderful! any special brand of fabric paint?

  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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