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Thanks to Pinterest I found such beautiful artworks with dot art and fell in love with them instantly. Especially the works of elspethmclean.com. I first saw the stones but when I visited her page was amazed by the whole gallery. She also has a You Tube channel which I would recommend to visit. I was so inspired from this that decided to try my own version on a T-Shirt. It did take me awhile to understand how to go about, as the fluorescent paint on fabric is quite liquid and the result is not the same as on a stone or canvas. So I made it simpler by drawing the design first on paper than on the t-shirt and paint on top.
If you see her video, it looks so easy and she paints straight away, congratulations to her! Maybe one day after a lot of practice we will be able to paint straight on the t-shirt without a backup design….mmmm a great challenge to look for!! For the moment I humbly present you with my first trial.
First the sketch ( a bit of a mess!!)
The Final painting in daylight
In darkness with Uv Black light. It does look shinier than this and could not get a better-focused image!! White, in general, is not as bright as the rest of the colors and especially in a blue shirt, thus the dots do not stand out but this shirt is worn mostly during the day so I wanted to emphasize more the daylight effect.
Finally, I managed to put my acts together and start painting again after so many years. I had a black shirt with a faded image in front. It was a good base to start from. Was going to cover it so to check the new paints and most of all……my ability!
From Pinterest, I was learning to make Snowflakes from paper, and out of many that I tried to design and create, one caught my attention. And decided to apply it on the T-Shirt as a Stencil. It was new to me, as all the Mandalas designs I have made before were done first with measurements and drawing. There is always space to learn something different!!
It has been really good fun! Remembering the tricks whenever I made a mistake!!
I forgot to take a picture of the shirt before painting. Remembered half way!!
Filling up with black paint.
The final result in daylight.
With black light.