Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Craft Along with GIY: Favorites 

Hey, readers.  Guess what time it is.  It's Adventure Time Craft Along with GIY Time!  This month's theme is Favorites.  For this one, I put away the jewelry supplies and decided to tackle a t-shirt DIY project that involved one of my favorite symbols.

Back when I was a kid, I would sometimes spend the weekends at my Grandmother's house.  When the time to go home came, either my parents picked me up or my uncle drove me.  This was one of those weekends where my uncle took me back.  On the drive home, I noticed that he was wearing a ring with a symbol on it that I had never seen before.  I asked him what it was, and he told me it was called an ankh.

He went on to say that it meant eternal life.  I've been fascinated with the symbol since.  So, for this month's Craft Along, I decided to paint an ankh on one of my blank t-shirts.  First, I cut an ankh stencil out of an empty cereal box.

Then, I picked up some black and white fabric paint.

Since the t-shirt that I was going to be painting on was black, I put the black paint aside and just used the white one.  At least what I thought was white.  When I read the label on the bottle, I thought it was white paint that contained glitter.  Nope.  After I squeezed the paint around the stencil and started to fill the ankh shape in with it, I realized that it was glitter paint that was suppose to dry clear.

I thought it wasn't a big deal and could just get some regular white fabric paint the next time I went out.  But when I looked at the shirt the next day, I changed my tune.  Instead of drying clear, the paint had dried a silver color and the glitter added a pop of sparkle.

Liking what I was seeing, I filled in the ankh with another coat and let it dry.

Happy with my paint job, I broke out the scissors and attacked the hemlines.

I present to you, the finished product.  Sorry for the sideways photos.  The iphone usually rotates the image to the upright position after it's taken.

This was my first attempt with using fabric paint, and it was a success.  I started out shaky, but ended up getting the ankh design that I wanted.  Congrats to me.  Til next time.  


  1. The silver looks great, better than white would have! Don't forget to post on GIY's page and thanks for reminding me about my project.

  2. Nice! I like the silver. It's great when your first go at a new craft/technique is a success. Mine rarely are. ;) Thanks for participating in the craft-along!

    1. Great idea. I remember when anhks t-shirts were avaiable everywhere.Thats great idea with fabric paints feeling very inspired.

  3. I love the ankh and it’s meaning! Great work!