Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Creating New out of the Old

Last week I spent some time in Victoria with my friend Steff. After sitting around and watching youtube videos on making shirts we decided to head down to the Salvation Army and buy some cheap old t-shirts and see what we could make out of them.

I bought three (but only remembered to take pictures of one). Here is a photojournal of the process.

Original plain grey t-shirt

front before painting
After chopping up the neck and adding some slices here and there

The painting process (just silver fabric paint, a paintbrush and my imagination

The Final Product (back)

finished front
The Final Product (Front)

I am actually really happy with how it turned out~ And to think the whole thing only cost about $3 to make. Now that I am home I plan out getting out some of my old t-shirts I never wear any more and seeing what sorts of fun things I can do with them to make them fun again!

Before that we decided to take a pair of old jeans of mine that were already falling apart and distress them. They aren't quite finished (I need to go at them with an exacto knife and wash them yet) but here is what I have done so far.

jeans before

jeans after