Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Wow 2 Blog Posts in 1 Week!
Yesterday I watched my granddaughter Maddy. We wanted to go swimming but the weather looked a little iffy so we decided to stay home and work on our craft project. This has been all over Pinterest. All you do is take some Sharpie Markers, doodle all over a 100% cotton Tshirt (no synthetics) and then dribble some rubbing alcohol over the marker.
The original instructions have you slip a cup under the shirt and attach it with a rubber band, color within the circle and add the rubbing alcohol. It is kind of limiting because you have to deal with the cups all over the shirt. Still it looks pretty cool.
You can see how it spread with just a few dots used in this design.
I like this method better (no cups), it lent itself to more creativity. Also the color bled onto the back which was an added bonus.
Any kid that can handle a marker can do this, older kids could do the rubbing alcohol using an eye dropper.
The instructions said to use only Sharpie as others did not yield good results. I am going to heat set this with my iron. I can also see some quilting possibilities......