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sew & paint fleur de lis shirt

Added Oct 14, 2010

by domestic-div...

Orange County, C...






After a month of not being able to post or check activity on Burda, I’m happy to be back. I’ve missed everyone! I wonder if we all lost the activity feature or just some of us?

About the shirt… I discovered a new tool, an airbrush kit that’s inexpensive, compact and easy to use. Everything fits in a shoe box! I’m smitten. I know this is going to be only the first in a long line of Sew & Paint projects. When I saw this Bronze metallic paint I just had to do something with it. I wanted to make the shirt myself, so I shopped around and found bronze metallic thread. I had the idea to sew the shirt seams (except for the shoulders) right side out and serge them with the thread so they would match the paint. I loved the contrast between the aqua fabric and thread. I created a stencil for the fleur de lis as the focus of the shirt and airbrushed it. By the way, the stencil and instructions are also free on my site. As people who sew, we’ve always been lucky that we can coordinate all the elements of what we create. But now we can add one more element – paint. What I like about this airbrush tool is it doesn’t create a mess and there’s almost no clean up necessary. I like the look of this shirt so much, I’ll be painting a lot more clothes. I had 8 painted projects on my site, then my computer crashed 4 days ago and lost them. One hour ago I came home with my new computer so I only have photos up right now. I have to reconstruct what I lost but the full instructions and information will be online late in the day on 10/15.

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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sew and paint

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  • Forburda_large

    Oct 15, 2010, 11.11 PMby skeeler

    Love it!!

  • Nach_mir___large

    Oct 15, 2010, 12.41 PMby tatomta

    Hey, it looks really nice and also professional! how did you make the pattern inside the fleur de lis? i’d love to get the brand of that airbrush-thingy – almost no cleaning up sounds GREAT! looking forward to seeing lots more of this


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    • Glo_copy_large

      Oct 15, 2010, 02.37 PMby domestic-divaonline

      Thanks for the comments! The paisley pattern inside the fleur di lis is done with a stencil sold at JoAnn’s. The airbrush is also sold there. It’s made by ColorArtz. I’ll have all the details up on my web site later today which will tell you how it was done and where to get the product. The stencil will also be included. Just replacing the web pages my old computer lost. Be sure to click on “fleur” in credits later. Believe me, l will be posting lots more of this kind of project. ; )

  • Nina_chins_large

    Oct 15, 2010, 11.42 AMby alenahenriksen

    What a lovely idea, and neat work.

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