Thursday, January 31, 2013

GMT: Doilies!

 Today on Good Morning, Texas I'm sharing Valentine's crafts...using....the doily.  I submit the doily is to February what the Pumpkin is to least that is the trend I'm trying to start.  If I am my own's catching on quickly.
One of the crafts I'm trying out is this shirt with a doily stamp.Super simple, I saw this at artful, and I knew it would be the perfect addition to 's wardrobe this Valentine's Day. 
Super easy-you just need a doily, foam brush, paint of whatever color you choose and then another paint called textile paint (sold in the paint section).  You add a few drops of this to any paint and it makes it so that once the shirt is ironed, the paint is set in and can be washed etc. 
Most craft stores sell plain t's for a few bucks, and every other week they are on sale for less than that.  I found a few for a buck in the clearance section of a super center. 
The one thing I learned it to be generous with the paint.  I had a big globe and added the textile medium, then just mixed it with my brush. 
Paint the back of the doily, again, be really generous so that it will stamp onto the shirt and leave enough residue to make the design. 
I put a plastic bag between the front and back of the shirt so it wouldn't leak through and then  placed the doily (paint side down) on the shirt....
I pressed it down with a bag so that it would seep out and smear as much. 
OK, here was my learning curve-the first time there wasn't enough paint....I pulled it off, added more paint and went over the exact same area, not hard at all since it's not about perfection....peal, iron, wear. 
I'll probably bedazzle these a bit with some Valentine's themed pins. 
My other two crafts I'll be posting soon along with the video of the segment, which will then live on facebook. In the meantime....I have to share this adorable necklace my friend Jan gave me awhile back.   I'm wearing it today -so perfect for Valentine's (and me-not too short- these chunkier necklaces are usually so short I look like a Flintstone).  She sells jewelry (Premier).   I tell you this only because I am slightly obsessed with this necklace, and Jan is a sweet heart.  There is no incentive for telling you about this necklace-  I just love sharing fun finds by nice people.    I met Jan this summer on a mission trip to the Amazon.  I get emails from time to time after GMT about random things like this, so....if you want a cute necklace, you'd be getting it from a nice gal-I'm just going to skip the process and say you can email her at  I'll be posting the rest of my project over the next week or so.  :O)