I jazzed up a plain yellow cotton peplum vest top using stencils and stamps from Clarity – giving it a FAB summer makeover.
Fabric Painting Materials:
Crafters Companion E-Brush – fitted with adaptor for Spectrum Noir alcohol pens.
Spectrum Noir alcohol pens – oranges & reds (OR1, CR10), blues and turquoises (BT9, BT7, TB5).
Deka transparent fabric paints – Pink (20-29) and Turquoise (20-58).
Textile Color semi opaque paints (Colouricious) – Azul Blue and Red.
Stencils and Stamps from Clarity:
6X6 Stencil – Seaweed Frame
7X7 Stencils – Seed Heads and Torn Shapes (NDSC5)
Clear Stamps – Round Tree (NDC-90), Dandelion Leaf (DANDL-B and DANDL-F), Coral (CORAL-GG), Fossil (NDC83-FF), Nautilus (ND6-G), Sea Horse (AM06-E), Tropical Fish 1 (FISH1-E), Tropical Fish 2 (FISH2-D), Small Tropical Fish (AM25-B), Large Tropical Fish (AM26-E).
How It Was Done:
1. Created a paper mask and sprayed orange alcohol ink lightly around the base of the peplum.
2. Sprayed red alcohol ink through torn shapes stencil – to create rock shapes around the hem.
3. Sprayed turquoise blue alcohol ink through the seed head stencil. Again right around the peplum hem – but also extended up into the body of the shirt.
4. Spayed blue and turquoise alcohol ink onto one edge of the seaweed stencil. Created random patches around the hem and up into the body of the shirt.
5. Partially stamped with the Round Tree stamp and pink fabric paint – around the red rocks to create a coral effect.
6. Used the Coral stamp in Turquoise paint around the hem base.
7. Used the large and small dandelion leaf stamps and turquoise paint to create additional seaweed fronds. Also stamped seahorses around the peplum.
8. Next stamped the nautilus and fossil around the hem in Red and Azul paints. Added a few more seahorses in the Red and Azul. Finally used the lovely fishy stamps around the hem, with a few up into the main body to complete the design.
9. Left the garment overnight to fully dry before iron fixing the paints and inks to make them washable.
- Hope you like it as much as me. I will enjoy wearing this.
Lovely idea and colours you have used. Thank you for entering the challenge and good luck. Xx
This is stunning, so lovely. Thanks so much for sharing. Best of luck in the challenge.
Very nice good design lot of work but would of been proud to have worn if fit lol good luck clarity challenge
this is fabulous and what a lot of work, thanks for sharing how you made it. good luck and thanks for entering the Claritystamp challenge
Thank you everyone for the lovely comments.
Fantastic idea and a great tutorial. Thank you for taking the time to enter this month’s Clarity challenge and good luck! ;~}
Great idea Anne. What a wonderful combination of stamps and stencils you have chosen to create this colourful tropical reef scene. Perfect to pack for a summer holiday. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx
This is great Anne, and clearly a lot of work. Thank you for the indepth tutorial and for entering this month’s challenge. Good luck! x
This is so beautiful, I love it. What a fab idea. Good luck in the Clarity Challenge. Xx
Well this is a fabulous way to give an old piece a new life. You have made this a very unique top and a very lovely won at that!!! Lots of work gone into this, you must have a lot of patience. You certainly have an eye for design. Best of luck in the challenge and thank you for sharing this lovely piece. x
Wow – this is amazing! Looks just like a tropic reef. Thanks for sharing, Susan
So pretty Anne. I bet a lot of planning went into this beforehand. Great techniques and your choice of stamps and stencils really create an underwater scene. Good luck in the challenge x