I refashioned this top out of my brother’s old undershirt and LOVED how the shape turned out (that tutorial to come), but I knew I wanted to do some sort of painting to it. After seeing this super cute top at Jcrew, I knew what I wanted to do. One of my favorite tops I own now!
Side story, I was at the local school’s playground taking these pictures so Beck could play while I did one of my mini photoshoots….he was just in some shorts and sandals sans diaper. Trying to potty train, but being unsuccessful. Well, he of course went number one the second I had everything set up ready to shoot. So this was me quickly taking photos while Beck uncomfortably was asking to leave and slowly riding his little fire truck away. Oh, the memories we build while potty training.
paint (Martha Stewart Beach Glass)
paper do go underneath and between shirt
1. Tape off sections of the shirt, you can mark the sections first or eyeball it. I marked the top line, then eyeballed the rest. Can’t see imperfection as easily as you would think with this.
2. Slide paper in in between the layers of the shirt.
3. Start painting! You don’t have to be perfect. Just paint with the lines, don’t dab as much. I think that will make the lines less likely to bleed because there will be less paint of contact.
4. Once dry pull the tape off.
5. Repeat to the back and sleeves if you like.
6. Iron and/or stick in the dryer for a heat seal. It will get stiff….so you may want to wash it on a gentle cycle then iron again.