Sunday, April 11, 2010

Doilies and Tie Dye??

Do you look at a doily and see tie dye?? I have been meaning to use Nina's beautiful doily from "Nana's Needlework" for awhile now but I thought for a minute about what I could try with it that might be new to you... crossing my eyes while I stared at the stamp it got a little blurry and I had a bit of a "aha!' moment! ;) Time to pull out one of my favorite stamps (from "Little Tees") and do a bit of direct to stamp and misting for a totally groovy shirt, baby!


Choose a few different colored markers, here I grabbed several cool tones. Now loosely trace the rings making circles with each marker, putting different colors in between. Hopefully you can see I did not pick up ALL the detail of the stamp, these skips and wonky shaped rings instead of perfect circles will help with the tie dye feel in the finished image.

Now spritz on some water, these Mini Misters are perfect to keep at your desk when you are wanting a watercolor or blended look. Then stamp onto Pure Luxury White (let the paper dry a moment or heat set if you got it TOO wet) and stamp your T-shirt in black over the middle of the design. (yikes, that tee is one well-loved stamp, sorry!! I really DO clean them sometimes!)

ta DA!!!
I will be back to add a finished card using this tee, have just been so busy (and busy cutting new stamps in the house!) but I was really eager to share a funky style with this country/vintage quilting/sewing set, love the look and versatility! :)

Feel like trying some tie dye? Add your project to the Mr. Linky, then link up this post on your blog on your own blog or online gallery so people will know about the challenge. Just create some tie dye in your card, you do not HAVE to use the t-shirts or the doily stamps to play, just get creative with how you can adapt this technique to what you have or replicate the tie dye look in some way. I will announce a winner next week, that person will get some goodies from me! :)

Have fun!

23 comments:

Carol O. said...

Can I just say AWESOME!!!! I love when you think outside the box!!! And I ahve a friend in teh tie-dye business who might just LOVE some cards made with this technique. Thanks so much for the idea and new technique.

Betty Benton said...

Fantastic shirt! Love the colors and how they blended together! Very hip!

thestampinglady said...

What a great idea--so very, very clever! TFS you super idea.

Cindy said...

Melanie - thanks is TOO TOO CUTE and FUN. I can't wait to try this. Thanks!!!

Joan said...

Oh my word - this is fantastic!!!!! Woo Hoo!

Toni K said...

Awesome!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Fabulous card, Melanie! Brilliant idea to do the tie dye on the tee! Fab colors, too! TFS!

Nancy said...

SOOOO Clever Melanie- I don't know what to say your awesome!!

Laurie said...

That is such a cool effect! I'm glad I got to see how you did that, Melanie!!

Janice M said...

OMGosh this is so cool!! Will have to see if I can think of something for this challenge! Can't wait to see the card you make with it.

Cheri said...

oh, wow!!!! Super idea!!!!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Totally awesome.......very creative....and just love it....

Anita said...

This is cool!

NinaB said...

Sooo fun and clever. I wish I have this shirt stamp NOW so I can try this!

catdidit said...

I want that shirt IRL! LOL! You are such genius! LOVE this Mel!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

You are toooooooo cool for school!!! OMGosh what an amazing tie dyed tea!!! It's.......

wait for it...........

"to DYE for"!!!!!!!!!! LOL Okay, but seriously it's fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

What!!??!!How recycle rad!! and all from one stamp!! You go girl!!Doily to tie dye, that's no generation gap!
Fun. Total fun.

stampqueen said...

Like totally awsome dude.....
Love the tie dye!!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

FABULOUS, GF!! Love it. Will give it a try!

Miesje said...

I did it and it was fun once I figured out a few times not to use too much water. Thanks Mel!

JaniceAileen said...

What a FUN technique!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Theresa said...

What a cute idea to make tie dye pattern. Had to improvise with one of your stamps and the way I made a shirt....but came up with a card.

Michelle said...

Such a fun design!