View Full Version : Board-Wide Challenge -my paint entry

02-24-2012, 11:36 AM
I know I am stretching the topic a smidge. However, I think this is the closest thing to painting that will ever do! Plus, I tried something new.

The background:
It was "Spirit Day" at my daughter's school. The theme this month was teams. Students were encouraged to wear shirts, jerseys, caps etc. for their favourite teams. (Being allowed to wear caps in class is a treat because ordinarily hats are not supposed to be worn inside the school). My daughter is NOT a sporty kid so she has absolutely nothing to fit this theme. Remembering the big "Team Edward/Team Jacob" debates from the Twilight books (well before the awful movies), I wondered if that was applicable for my daughter's current favourite book trilogy, The Hunger Games. I haven't read the books, so I asked her. She immediately responded that she is "Team Peeta" (a boy in the book) and that a shirt was a fantastic idea.

So here is what we came up with!
We downloaded a Hunger Games font and made our freezer paper stencil and created this.

Because the upcoming movie has all it's writing in flames, I was trying to make our writing a little flame-like. That is how I am fitting this project into this category. My photos don't show it as well as I'd like. It is really dull and dreary here, so photos aren't coming out as bright as I'd like.
I impressed myself though. I managed to blend from red to orange to yellow (bottom to top). The yellow is even mottled with some orange. Since I have never even so much as made my own paint colour before, I am super pleased with the way this turned out.

Pinokeeo, since this is your challenge, if you think I'm stretching the topic too far and this doesn't count, let me know and I will withdraw this entry.

Most importantly, my daughter loves her new shirt. That is the best compliment as far as I am concerned. :D

02-24-2012, 01:46 PM
Since there isn't a separate category for t-shirt painting, I think we will let this stand.

I like that you have figured out a way to do color blending. That's an artform all by itself, and not an easy one, even with a computer.

I like your shirt. Good job.

02-24-2012, 03:09 PM
Thank you!

I hope you don't think I used the computer for the colours and/or painting. I figured that out and stumbled through it all on my own. All I used the computer for was the initial stencil template.

02-24-2012, 04:42 PM
You blended colors by hand?! That's even better.

02-24-2012, 09:13 PM
I wouldn't know where to begin doing something like that on a computer. I had a blob of red, a blob of orange and a blob of yellow paint and muddled through trying to blend them. That is how I managed to impress myself! :yes: Paint isn't my "thing", so I am very pleased with myself.

02-25-2012, 02:03 AM
Well, you're way ahead of me in the painting department, so I'm impressed.

The only paint blending I've ever tried to do was with spray paint, and I painted the whole driveway.:laughing: Luckily we live in the middle of nowhere, so nobody saw it but my partner and me. And it has grown out and been covered with gravel, so my mistake has been erased.:thumbup:

02-25-2012, 11:59 AM
Great job Angela! I think the only thing I have done on a t shirt was to tye dye. And there is batik art. Ummm........haven't done a batik in years.

02-25-2012, 04:14 PM
Maybe we need a t-shirt challenge. I've never decorated a t-shirt. And I love the look of batik.

02-25-2012, 07:24 PM
Nice job Angela! I'm glad your daughter likes it too. I don't think I've ever blended paints like that before. It looks good!


03-09-2012, 01:36 PM
Looks amazing! Love the blended colors :)