"Use your talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best." I love this quote and I am loving making over some of my stained, ill-fitting t-shirts this Summer.
I liked this Gap stretch t shirt I had for some time, but two things were wrong. It needed some length and it had stains on the front. To cover the stains, I used idye from Jacquard products in Deep Orange to color over the stains.
To create a little drama in the background of the tshirt, I dripped a little discharge paste on one side of the t-shirt. Discharge paste is a resist by Jacquard products that washes away the color of the die after it is ironed with steam and rinsed. To see another project using discharge paste in more detail, click here.
I fused some wool felt and fabric to fusible webbing and cut out a tree trunk freehand from the felt but the bird from a Sizzix die cut.
I decided to use an old tshirt that was longer than t shirt 1. Cutting off the bottom and sewing it to t shirt 1 would add some length. The best way to do this is to actually layer the tshirts, pin the bottoms together and turn them inside out, cutting off the top and sleeves of t shirt 2.
Add the phrase using Jacquard's' Inkjet cotton sheets. They come in 8 1/2 x 11 sizes and can be printed, backing peeled away and sewn or glued to your projects.
I printed my sentiment in a pleasing font from Duetica (Riley)and cut it into strips which I pinned in place on the tshirt.
Live Life Creatively,