Happy Mom Day! Sadly I don't have any mother's day crafts to post. i'm not a very good daughter when it comes to presents. I did hang out with my mom for most of today. That should count for something. Plus we cooked, and ate food together, and what better way to a mom's heart then through her tummy? Ha!
Today I want to share a DIY I did a few days ago. I came up with this idea about a month ago, but I was really nervous about actually doing it. I dip dyed a t-shirt, and stenciled a hammerhead shark on it. I've dyed fabric before, and stenciled tons of shirts, but this was a first combining the two. Plus dying things is always an adventure, because it's hard to get exact sure fire results.
This is the shirt I started out with. Just a plain basic green tee from H & M. It's a few years old, so it's getting very thin and stretched out.
I was thrilled with the dye results. I used Rit Dye Teal. The powdered kind, not sure if that makes a difference, I've never tried the liquid kind. I wanted the bottom to be darker, and for it to get lighter as it went up.
Then I mixed up some grey fabric paint, and painted on my hammerhead stencil.
I love how they turned out.
I might add a boat on the top of the water, not sure yet. I'll decide after I wash it again. This shirt makes me really excited. I want to make more t-shirts. I really love stenciling, and dying the fabric adds an extra level of awesome. I need to cool my nerves, and try my hand at silk screening. I think I could have some sellable products, if I got good at silk screening.
I couldn't be more thrilled with the results. When I finished Aaron said he'd be proud to be seen with me wearing my t-shirt in public. It's a silly thing to say, but it makes me smile. Aaron's overdue for a new t-shirt from me. I promised one for his birthday, and then I bought him clothing at the beach instead. Opps. I'll have some more t-shirt DIYs in the future. Hope ya'll enjoyed, and had a happy mother's day! Happy DIYing, chris.