Thursday, February 9, 2012

hand painted t-shirts

Thanks to R.Balliot for the phrase, "there's a book for that".  I painted two more shirts recently.  I make them for friends.  They're not for sale.  I painted the first one for me over a year ago.  I wear it occasionally on casual Fridays.  It never fails to get comments from library patrons.

I use Neopaque acrylic paint by Jacquard and a stiff synthetic bristle brush.  Masking tape helps me to keep the lines straight.  After painting, the fabric air dries for a day.  Ironing for 30 seconds front and back sets the paint.  I've washed mine dozens of times and the paint is still fine.