Sunday, April 1, 2012

super soft silk screened t-shirt

This is a shirt we were playing with a new product that we bought from Dharma Trading Co.  It is made from Jacquard and is called Collor Magnet.  It is a little slimy and thinner than silk screening ink, and come in only one color yellow.

We started out with a white t-shirt and cut out this design on vinyl using our e-craft with Sure Cuts A Lot.  Then placed it on our Yudu screen using our bigger silk screen equipment the Silver Press 4 in 1.  We like to use the Yudu screens for smaller jobs (less to clean up).

First we screened it like normal.  I was a very pale yellow.  Then we dried it and used zip ties (didn't have rubber bands, next time I will) and used iDye kelly green which we also bought from Dhrama, and poured the dye in my front loader and placed 5 shirts in and turned it on using very hot water.  We then cut off the zip ties and dried them in the dryer.

The Color Magnet grabbed the green and made it darker.  I have seen a video where they started with a yellow shirt and did a design on it the tied the sleeves and bottom of the shirt and dyed it blue.  The design was blue the shirt was green and the sleeves and bottom had a yellow ring.  3 colors with one dye.  It makes it very soft to the touch. 

I made a video and will post it soon.  My husband is editing it.  It will be on my craftysansan channel on Youtube.

Wall Art for baby Phin

Just a quick craft pic.
This is for my soon to be born grandson Phin.  I put this on a 12" x 12" x 1" block of wood.  It  printed out a wood print on the printable vinyl using my Imagine Snapshot Nature cartridge.  The bird are from Enjoy The Seasons cartridge, and the words are printed and cut out with the Country Carnival cartridge.

First I peeled off backing of the vinyl print and placed it on my piece of wood.  I used scraps of paper so I don't really know who makes it.  I then crimped 2 pieces of blue one for the photo and cut out a rectangle to slip a photo in from the top (this is his 3D sonogram). I just dabbed different color ink from my ink pads.
There is a yellow ribbon below his name and then I glued his name on top.  I glued the birds on top of the scrap paper and put in stitching with a pin.  My daughter in law really liked it. And it is hanging in his room.
Now we just have to wait.