Remember when you were a kid and you doodled a bunch of swirly lines and then colored the spaces in? That was the inspiration for this tee.
I made the tee from scratch, because I wanted an a-line shape to pair with leggings. Of course what did she want to wear with it? A fluffy skirt. The kid knows nothing about proportions 😉
Want to make your own expressionist tee? Here we go!
You will need:
a plain tee
a sharpie (preferably the ones made for marking fabric)
small paint brush
1 large circular sponge brush and one small circular sponge brush
Put a piece of cardboard (or in my case, a post office mailer) inside the shirt.
Next, sketch a swirly doo. You can use a regular sharpie, but it may end up dragging across the fabric and causing some sloppy lines. If I had it to do over I would use one of these.
Anyway, you can fix the sloppy lines when you fill in the spaces with paint. Use a small brush. If the paint is too thick add a couple of drops of water.
At that point I thought I was done, but as you see I had a helper. And my helper thought the sleeve needed some paint on it. Thus, the polkadot sleeves were born, and I have to admit I kinda love them.
I sponged the lighter colored polkadots with the larger brush and the darker colored ones with the small brush.
When you’re done, don’t forget to sign your artwork! This would be a great project for children to help with, how fun would it be for them to wear their own art!
Also, I have started putting my tags on the OUTSIDE of all of the clothing I make. That way my kids are walking advertisements. I highly recommend it! It’s started a lot of conversations 🙂