3/20/2017

#D.I.YMeetsFashion With A Load of Craft





Hey Loves! I stumbled upon this "Eyelash Tee" several times on Pinterest. But I could never purchase it because either my size wasn't available or it's too expensive. I want to find and alternative and reached out to D.I.Y blogger Meagan Kinney at A Load of Craft, her working is amazing. We decided to D.I.Y our own Mascara Tee and have brunch during this process. 







Here is a list of the supplies that you will need:


Supplies Not Mentioned:
 Hair Dryer
Cardboard or Old Giftbags 
If you're curvy, I prefer you pick up a men's t-shirt for more room. I find that some women's t-shirts can be a little tight.


Written By: Megan of A Load of Craft.

1.        The first thing we did (besides pouring mimosas) was to print off the eyelash stencil.  I basically enlarged the eyelashes from the shirt above and printed them off. Sadly I do not have a Cricket or Silhouette machine so I freehand everything.


2.        Try on your shirt first to get an idea of where you want the lashes place. . . . the last thing you want is to have them crooked or too high or low for your girls. 
3.        Place shirt on a flat surface and tape off the edges of the stencil onto the shirt. 


4.        Before you start to paint you want to make sure the paint doesn’t bleed to the back of your shirt. This is where the cardboard/gift bag comes in; place it inside the shirt under the stencil placement. 



5.        Start painting! Since our stencils were just paper and not decals you need to make sure to paint AWAY from the edges. Also, the paint acts as a sticky surface itself to keep the little lashes to stay down and stick to the shirt. If you have a few spots of white that is perfect for the aged and distressed look. 



6.        Use your hairdryer on the cool setting to dry the paint, I was surprised how quickly the shirts dried, took maybe 5-7 min tops. 




7.        Moment of truth . . . peeling off the stencils. Yall I’m not gonna lie, I was REALLY worried about using flimsy paper with paint on fabric. But Oh my lanta it came out PERFECT!!!! 




After our shirts were dried we decided to finish up our brunch and have photo shoot with our shirts. 







This is only the beginning for Megan and I. We have so much in store when it comes to our new segment #DIYMeetsFashion and we can't wait to share. Stay tuned for what's ahead, until then cheers 




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2 comments

  1. Ireana, what a fun idea! I love that you spent a morning stepping away from technology and doing something mentally stimulating and fun like making shirts. They look great on both of you!

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  2. I want a shirt lol! Super cute and fun <3

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