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DIY and Printable: Fabric Painting with Words

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Tune into KSL’s Studio 5 today to watch a fun and easy project for all ages.

The ’90s are back in full swing. Remember the hand-painted tees you could buy at mall kiosks back in the day? Well we’re going to make some today. It’s the perfect project for folks of all ages (if my 6 year old can do it, so can you!) and all artistic abilities. It’s an easy project. Last week at Alt Summit I was asked to host a DIY project for conference attendees. We were able to make great tees in the spare minutes between sessions.

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This was literally my favorite part of the conference. Seeing everyone’s creativity come out and inhibitions diminish as they made cards and tees was such a thrill. Also, can we all collectively swoon over the live succulent Bing wall? Simply stunning. The above photo is by Justin Hackworth

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Even Felix has gotten in the game.

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Feel a little intimidated by the whole process? I’m including three templates that you can download at the end of the post. Perfect for putting underneath your tee and tracing.

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I also went abstract with this tutorial and created a little ‘x’ repeat pattern on the above tee. I plan on using the same technique on a dress sometime soon. If I ever get time to work on my sewing machine. We’re hoping time opens up soon now that obligations for Alt Summit are over.

Jazz up your tees for the next family reunion or youth activity with the tutorial below.

DIY Painted Tees

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Supplies

  • various round brushes
  • fabric paint
  • small dishes or paper cups
  • tee
  • iron
  • press cloth
  • cardboard insert

Click through for the full tutorial!

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Calligraphy: Awesomesauce Faux Tattoo

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Several conversations I’ve had with family and friends this past week have touched on confidence of one kind or another. It always waxes and wanes for me. Confidence in my sewing, calligraphy, parenting and the list goes on.

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Anxiety sometimes gets the best of me and I slip into a dark corner where I feel that nothing I do (or will ever do) is enough. That’s bunk.

I’m enough. I am awesomesauce. 

You are, too!!

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The first 5 people to comment on this post will get a set of these tattoos (to keep and/or giveaway). Just tell me, who do you think is awesomesauce?

Below you can download the artwork to make your own, if you missed out. All artwork subject to the Terms of Use provided in download.

 

Also, if you’re looking to score some temporary tattoo paper, score it at Silhouette for 30% off from now until tomorrow night. Use code MELISSA at checkout. No need for a silhouette cutter to use the temporary tatt paper!

Easter Sunday Printable

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I had an Easter candy box printable in the queue to finish up and publish for you, but I wasn’t really excited about it. Maybe I’ll scrap it or maybe I’ll save it for next year.


This year I’m switching it up – a religious art printable. It’s a simple message for any Christian-based church-goer.

It serves as a reminder for me to stop and think of the big picture. I tend to get caught up in minutia very easily. This will have a permanent home in the office where I tend to waste my time most on minutia.

 

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So what kinds of plans do you have for this Easter? I’m busy working on Easter Sunday outfits, but I think I’ll just be doing candy and dollar store toys for the kids this year. Nothing too fancy.

I’m already going a bit nuts trying to get our easter outfits done. Not that Penelope really cares about that, or even is at all excited about her dress. She saw the blue fabric and told me immediately that blue is not her color. Hopefully she’ll change her tune when I show her the finished piece.

Lettered: Forget Me Not

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While practicing with a new nib and paper this phrase came to mind. It’s a bit on the nose with the flowers on it, but I’m pretty thrilled with how it turned out. It’s available for sale (both original and digital download) in the shop.

I’m working on a little devotional for a church function tomorrow; as I was reading up on a few things I came across an old German legend about the forget me not. The story goes that just as God finished creating and naming all of the plants on the earth, one little flower stood unnamed. He pleaded, “Forget me not, O Lord!” And God confirmed its name.

It’s really quite a cute legend about a little flower. The plea in the phrase makes me think about remembering others that need our love, support and service. It also makes me think of my dark times and how I’ve been able to rely on God and loved ones to support me.

 

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Ideas

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Here are some (self-proclaimed) great ideas for last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

What will you be doing for your mother for Mother’s day? I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to!

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