April 25, 2012

A Life More Pinteresting: Down with the Capitol


I found this tee while perusing Pinterest a few weeks ago and immediately wanted to make my own version.

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I've also wanted to experiment with bleach for a while now, so I killed two birds with one stone. I, of course, forgot to take pictures of every step, but I did remember to take a few!

I cut the freezer paper stencil with my Silhouette Cameo, which really is a brilliant machine.


I then ironed it on and sprayed a bleach and water mixture over the entire thing. In hindsight, I probably should have used a bleach pen; the spray was awfully runny.


When I pulled off the stencil, I was pleasantly surprised at the color the charcoal grey had turned. It didn't quite look finished, however, so I took the other part of the stencil and added a little gold paint.


I then added a Mockingjay onto the back, and et voila:


I just wish it hadn't shrunk up in the wash! I guess it's just incentive to lose the rest of the weight I've been trying to lose.

12 comments:

  1. This is fantastic, I love how it turned red/rusty on the outside rather than straight white. The gold mockingjay is a nice touch as well!

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    1. Thank you! And I'm pleased with the color the bleach turned the shirt, too. Happy accidents. :)

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  2. LOVE it!! So glad you reworked the mockingjay on the back - it looks FANTASTIC!!!

    Btw, if you hadn't noticed, I heart my Silhouette Cameo!!

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    1. Haha, really? I would never have guessed. ;)

      Thank you. :)

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  3. I've not read the Hunger Games yet, so I didn't get the reference right off. But I must say, you've made one bad-ass shirt. Way to go, girl.

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    1. You need to read them! They are excellent. And thank you. :)

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  4. OMG That looks so badass! Love the bleach + gold color combo!

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    1. Thanks! I totally wasn't expecting the rusty color from the charcoal, haha.

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  5. I can't tell you how much I love this!! The gold looks awesome, and I love the rust color from the bleach. One day I will own a Sillhouette Cameo....

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    1. Thanks, Jen! And you're welcome to come play with mine if you'd like. :)

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