Exhibit A: Space Shuttle stencilled T-shirt, declared to be "really quite excellent".
Oliver + S Field Trip again (that's 5 now, and I've finally mastered the neckband!)
I merrily cut into the navy knit leftover from this dress without having noticed that I wouldn't have enough for the sleeves.
No worries, make it a T-Shirt I thought... in the middle of winter.... maybe not.
Luckily I'd kept the leftovers from when I cut up an old maternity long sleeved T- Shirt to make this dress and they were exactly the right length to add to my navy upper sleeves. Extra happy moment cause I could keep the original hems.
The paint I'd have to say I'm not so happy with. I bought Jones Tones metallic 3D paint from Spotlight. The body of the space shuttle is metallic white and I think I applied about 15 layers to get it as opaque as it is. Even then this is a space shuttle with a slight blue tinge, and quite obvious brush marks. I like to think they look like heat retarding tiles (and I think P's buying that for now).
Then I used my freezer paper stencil (now that's fun!) to put the metallic silver over the top, then freehand painted the burners. By now I'd built up a very thick layer of rubbery paint and trying to remove the freezer paper was tricky. The paint almost had to be cut away from the paper where I'd painted over the edge of the stencil.
It'll be interesting to see how it holds up to wearing and washing.
Sewn last night and worn this morning, but there's some serious LEGO building going on so modelled photos were under duress.