|Lee, wearing a shirt that|
she decorated, describes
We had to bring the following objects to the class: one dark cotton t-shirt (the technique only works on all cotton t-shirts; it does not work on a cotton-polyester blend. I'm not sure why but that's the way it is), a collection of anywhere from six to twelve leaves with prominent veins (not too large); a medium sized old paintbrush; a styrofoam dish or a plastic dish; newspaper, torn into six-inch squares; a large piece of cardboard; and one plastic shopping bag. The instructor provided soft scrub with bleach and a clorox bleach pen.
|Applying pressure to the first leaf|
|Painting a leaf with soft scrub.|
|A work in progress|
When you are done with your shirt, let it sit for a day. Twenty-four hours after you finished decorating your shirt, launder it with towels or jeans.
If you like, you can decorate your shirt further, either by a little embroidery or by adding buttons.
|finished t-shirt, with buttons|