Sunday, February 27, 2011

I can never stop at ..."enough.."

I seem to always go just a brushstroke too many...one piece of lace too much..one piece of ribbon, one scrap..

You know..too fussy..too many..blah blah blah and yadda yadda yadda..

....see?

I can't even tell you what I am talking about because I'm going on and on and on...

OK..to get what I'm getting to..

When I was telling you about the whole "white T-shirt' thingy..you know..simple simple..

And because I seem to dribble dribble when I have coffee..or Crystal Light..or spaghetti..Aunt Amelia from Aunt Amelia's Attic asked how I bleach the stains out.

I don't.  But I don't really want to wear them after they are "broken in"..stained..ruined.

So I saw a video on YouTube..{somewhere} about making Sharpie designs by marking and then dripping alcohol on the fabric..

Brilliant!

So I did..and I did too much.  But I thought I'd show it here..not to fish for compliment, but to show you maybe a new idea..


 good start...

..getting a little busy and big..

"I think it needs...more..stems??"

"Add swirlys!!"

 ..nah..too much..
See? ..oh well...it's a learning experience..

So, in a few weeks {or moments.} when I spill on yet another T-shirt,..I 'll have a new "canvas" ... to try again..

And I'll let you know how that one turns out...

If I can stop...while I'm ahead..

-me

18 comments:

Karen said...

What a really cute idea! I'll have to show hubby, since he is the "Tie-dye" king and would really love to try something different.

Robin said...

It looks great!! What a neat idea. Have a wonderful week.

Hugs,
Robin

Vicki aka Jake said...

I think you did good! Looks kinda air brushed:) Have fun with your new creations and ya, share 'em..

Laurie said...

Well I'm impressed Colleen, it would sure beat the bibs that my niece wants to buy me.

diane b said...

You can be too much as much as you like when it comes to being funny. Love your posts the shirt is OK too. How come it doesn't wash out?

Pearl said...

It's just to cool Colleen I agree with Jake love it.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

I'm lovin' it, I'll have to check it out, what a great idea...I don't care how clean I am, the minute I walk through that door, I'm a dirt magnet...geesh!

Gaston Studio said...

Didn't know about the Sharpie pens and alcohol but I've definitely hidden a stain or two under fabric paint on favorite things that I didn't want to "retire." I think your shirt needs more stems and maybe a butterfly or two!

ain't for city gals said...

I have to say I love the first pic..the others are too busy for me....it could be a good idea to cover a fav t-shirt that has a light stain though...

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! How cool is that?!?

Marking and then dripping alcohol on it? They look like gorgeous water color painting. But look impossible for me to do. -pout-

Which is because I'm not crafty at all. Oh well...

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

That is so cute! I have two left hands when it comes to creating arts and crafts but I love to see what others do.

Pen Pen said...

Love it... I need complete instructions!!!! (please??) I wonder if it would work on white uniform tops?

Jillian said...

What a fabulous idea! You'll have to wear it to work sometime. I want to see it in person :)

Dapoppins said...

You made the flowers with sharpies? ReallY?

Since I have a generous chest area, I'm not sure how those stems and great swirls would look on me...I'd love to see them on you!

Can't wait to see your next effort!

Charmingdesigns said...

I just tossed out a t shirt last night...nice yellow one...I wore it ALL day, no dribbles...then I took of sip of a coffee drink last night...yep...dribble ALL down my chin and plopped on my shirt, and Stacey refuses to go out in public with me if I have dribble stains on my shirt! Silly girl.

Sue said...

Colleen, I think this looks great! I do know what you mean about not knowing when to stop though! It's a tough call sometimes

Hugs

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I like it, I think it came out great. I love how you keep trying new things.

Melinda Cornish said...

I think it looks great and what a good idea....only we know it is hiding what you have spilled!