Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Altered Tee

I've seen some super-cool altered t-shirts and aprons worn by Club Scrap members at past retreats. I keep forgetting that I have this option to think outside the "sheet of paper" and use my materials to create wearable art!

This was one of my favorite basic white t-shirts until it made very unfortunate contact with a drop of soy sauce. (Grrrr!) It was destined for the trash, but then I made a rescue and decided to try something artistic with the Versailles Masking Stencil. I mean, what did I have to lose?

1. Insert cardboard into the shirt to protect the layers of fabric. (Use a CS® Pizza Box!) 
2. Choose a mist. Test the nozzle in a separate area to make sure it's working properly. Place the stencil on the shirt, and spray!

3. Remove the stencil and place onto a protected work surface. Press a clean sheet of paper onto the misted stencil to create a secondary piece of artwork.

4. Add more mist, if 'ya like.

5. Stamp additional images onto the shirt. Heat set with an iron or heat tool.

I hope you go ahead and try this for yourself. It's so fun 'n easy, you won't believe it!
Thanks for checking in!


  1. This is awesome!

  2. So cool! What mist did you use? Did you use the CS inks on this?

  3. Chris Schultz-BuechnerJuly 10, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Love this idea. Have you washed it yet? I'm curious how the mists and the wash work together or don't work together.

  4. I made my own tshirt based on this and loved the look! I used homemade mists and when I washed it, it lost most of its color. I believe the inks I used were water based so that is why it washed out. If you used a dye based spray I am sure it would be more color fast. Fun technique!

  5. Trish, I would like to know what kind of mist you used and if it is
    waterproof!!! I have Glimmer Mist and walnut inks, and one of your fav's Memories Mist (the one that is pigment ink. Would these work?

    1. I used Glimmer Mist and Memories Mist on this project. I did wash the shirt and the color faded a bit. I'm certain that ColorWash would stay permanently. Good luck with your shirt!

  6. Wonderful, Tricia! Now we want to see you wearing it!

  7. love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I believe Tricia had Stewart Superior Memories Mists that day and then used Club Scrap's India Ink for the stamping which has the staying qualities like StazOn. I'm sure she'll pop in soon to let me know if I'm remembering correctly heheee. I totally want to try this on an old faded pair of jeans too!

  9. very fun and pretty - I want to know about the mists too!!


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