|Pile of junk for Stella to turn into treasure.|
Stella suggested that, if I had any interestingly textured jewelry, it might make for good rubbing. We all know I had that department covered, right?
|Jewelry for rubbing. A new use for those earrings I love so much! Yeah, I totally have an ankh from The Four Seasons in Cairo that I plan to turn into a necklace.|
|The fabric paint sticks, and some sample rubbings that Stella made. We were all really fond of the way the horse head pendant made that round rubbing!|
|Stella, demonstrating the technique using an ingenious rubbing plate about which I'm sure she'll post at some point.|
|Some sample rubbings made by The Sasha.|
|A Threadless shirt which, when I'm through with it, will bear little resemblance to it's original state.|
Because I'm a fan of instant gratification, I didn't really do a lot of sample rubbing. I just stuck stuff on my shirt and hoped for the best. Sometimes this meant I made a mess and sometimes it was awesome. I really enjoyed this technique because, even though I'm craft challenged, I was able to get into it right away. I don't have any of the finesse or Stella's eye for mixing patterns and colors in this medium, but I got some stuff on my shirt that I like and I know what else I want to do with it. (Starting with a boatneck. I'm choking just looking at the ringer.) Stella is going to heat set it for me and then I can even wash it in the washing machine. Woot!
|And, oh yeah, Sasha and Stella made some food, including this yummy strawberry shortcake.|