Showing posts with label using fabric paint. Show all posts
Showing posts with label using fabric paint. Show all posts

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Simple Valentine's Day Art for the Home


Happy Valentine's Day! I love Valentine's Day - all the pretty gifts in the stores, hearts everywhere and obviously the possibility I might get a Valentine's from a secret admirer! 

This week I have made some really simple Valentine's art for my home. First the cross stitch heart print.

I made this on a simple Word program using Helvica font in size 64. It took all of 2 minutes to make the heart print and then I just played around with the colours until I got a combination I loved.

I just printed it out on a colour printer and popped it into a frame I already had - apologies for the photo - (you can see my image in the reflection on the glass).

For the second one, you might remember last year I played around with freezer paper printing - see here..... anyway, ever since I made the cute little gold heart I had been debating what I should do with it. 

I simply popped it into a frame and it was done! 

I also realised I've done quite a few other Valentine's Day inspired posts - I think my favourite is the little heart brooch. It's just so so sweet.

Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Caity x

Thursday, 27 December 2012

New Year's Eve Glitter T-Shirt


Have you got yourself an outfit for New Year's yet? I didn't - until last night. 

Thom and I are having a relaxing New Year's this year - we are heading to a friend's place for a BBQ, a swim and a couple of drinks (that's for me not Thom!) so I only needed something casual - but I still had to be sparkly for New Year's.

I had some left over glitter from when I made my glitter play dough and plenty of left over silver fabric paint from my batman tshirt..... combine them and you get a glitter t-shirt - oooohhh joy!

So if you'd like to have a try at making one, it couldn't be easier. 

I had a plain pink t-shirt which I hand drew a heart onto with a water soluble marker. 

Next I mixed the silver fabric paint with the glitter (you need to use a fair bit of glitter to ensure you get a nice sparkly result).

Simply paint onto the heart shape (remember you need to place some plastic or cardboard between the front and back of the t-shirt so the paint doesn't stick them together).

Leave the t-shirt to dry - preferably overnight and you have finished.

Caity x