Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DIY Aztec T-Shirt

So, I don't know if you've seen this picture floating around Pinterest, but I decided to give it a try because I had a gray t-shirt with an unfortunate grease stain near the collar.  But of course, like always, I didn't exactly follow the directions.  Instead of sponge, I tried making stamps out of cardboard, but I quickly gave up on that and just free-handed most of it.  So my lines weren't as clean as the original, but I think it still turned out pretty well.  :)

The one thing I did follow exactly/pretty closely was their stamping pattern.  I just wasn't feeling confident enough to figure out a good design on my own, but if you're artistically talented like that, go for it!  Also, my own personal tip is to put cardboard inside the t-shirt to avoid any paint bleeding onto the other side of your shirt.  We'll see how it looks once it's all dry.  :)
Well, that's all I have for now, since I have to leave for work in 25 minutes.  Yikes.  I'm not even dressed yet.  I do have lots of ideas for projects swirling around in my head though, so there should be some posts coming soon.  I went to the fabric store and craft store yesterday, so I'm feeling inspired.  You know how it is.  ;)
Do you like the aztec/tribal print trend?  More specifically, do you like the shirt I made?  ;)


Ariel said...

Wow! This turned out so great! I'm very impressed :)

Ps: Thanks for stopping by my blog! So fun to make new "friends"

Niki said...

Thank you! I'm rather pleased with it. Thanks for visiting!