Saturday, September 10, 2011

Yay for scarves!

I am the Scarf Queen. Seriously, I love them. I love to wear them, but I love to look at them even more. You can never have too many.

I bought this Jones New York scarf at TJ Maxx when I was visiting my cousins in Ohio. It was super cheap, and I liked the fabric, the size and the very swan-white plainness of it. BUT, then I never wore it.

So I got this urge to try textile paint today. I've thought about painting rugs, but never painting scarves--and I remembered! (It was fate)... that I have this beautiful white scarf that I never wear because it doesn't add a darn thing to any outfit. So I thought, I love stripes, and I love this scarf...but stripes could make it so much better! So I did just that.

This is the paint I used. It is wonderful, and I can't wait to try it out on more things. I purchased it from the University of Washington Bookstore which has everything art related you could ever want. I think it is actually listed as "the best college bookstore" in the country. Buuuut, if you're not in Washington, I'm sure they sell it at Michael's, JoAnn's, or Hobby Lobby as well.

I used regular painter's tape, measured and taped off some stripes .. then got to painting.

I feel like I should give more detail, but it really was so easy! I started with 5 stripes.

Then I decided seven was a better number.. or I was just giddy to use more textile paint. 

Then, I waited patiently while it dried--an hour maybe?

And when I started to peel off the tape!! Holy Moses! 
It's so easy! 
and I so love it!!

 After you're done, simply iron the opposite site for 30 seconds to set.

Oh Oh Oh it's magic! You knowwwww..

Please excuse the bam bam hair. When your hair is longer than a Harley Rider's (no offense to any motorcycle mommas), it must be wrangled in an off-the-neck fashion.

Also excuse the messy bedroom and exposed box spring.

I love the assemetry of it when it's tied. This may be the easiest, most wonderful project to date!

Do you love it too?!?!


Micah and Catherine said...

I love how it turned out. I have a few fabric painting projects I've been meaning to get to.

Abby Raber said...

I just now noticed this!! Love - totally going to make for myself!!