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Some months have gone by since I have been able to draw and paint on T-Shirts.
During this time I was busy painting my parents’ home which took me quite awhile (…a month!!!). Then it was X-Mas and finally managed to rest in January after the festivities.
Really wanted to keep up with the artwork and updating the site to avoid falling into procrastination, but I hit a blockage. Physically, mentally, spiritually? I do not know but everything seemed like a struggle so I needed something easy.
Transfer one of my designs seemed like a too demanding task(??!!). So opted for a Stencil, and this one from StencilsLab is so beautiful I really wanted to see how it would look on a Shirt with shining colors. Thanks to them I was able to make something beautiful fairly quickly.
And this is the result.
Have you ever hit a creativity block? You can share your experience in the comments below.
I had some sport trousers I felt very comfortable with and of course was wearing most of time, while gardening, painting etc. and eventually some holes appeared, bleach spots….. So I decided to put some patches with some drawings I liked without going to buy them at the shop. Unfortunately I did not have any black cotton material I could use but only white. Ok, I would paint them black then!! The result is nice but much easier if you already have black material.
I had made earlier some small stencils, to not waste any paper while I was trying to make snow flakes with paper, and so tried.
This is the result. I am very happy I have my trousers again but the funny thing is that now I don’t feel like using them for “work”, they are too beautiful!! he, he.
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.
Mandalas are a great way to boost creativity. In amidst the chaos of everyday activity, sometimes the mind is too filled up with things to do, and to be able to quite it down and find that silence where we find inspiration, coloring a Mandala is a great tool to achieve that.
These have been taken from the site http://www.free-mandalas.net
What are the tricks that help you be more creative? Share below if you wish.
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.