Day 27

A pretty little fox for the 27th day, isn’t going fast? Nearly one month of drawingAday!34

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Day 25

This one seems to be a weather/mood forecast. It is going with my current situation. This little drawing was simply to help me see that even if it’s raining, that can be for a good reason.

As a couple, we need to be there for each other in the good and bad moments. And Bruno is always the best person to make me see the good in the bad situations.32

Drawing inspired by the artist : © Jamie P. Bruno
Link to the original : https://www.etsy.com/listing/95001324/girl-with-umbrella-4×6-pencil-study

 

Day 23

Unicorns are the best, and we love them. So why not drawing one?

I would like to share a little bit of my last hair adventure here with you guys. You’ll see the link with the drawing when I’ll finish my story. A few months ago, I had long natural brown hair. When my hair dresser asked me if I wanted to change my hair color and cut it short, I was hesitating a lot because I remembered that Bruno likes my hair long and natural. I decided to wait and ask him if it would bother him to do such a big change. I was so stressed that he might not like how I look! When I asked him, he simply told me to do what I really wanted to, and that as long as I would be happy he would be happy too. When the day came, I decided to do it… do the unicorn rainbow hair that I was dreaming of. Bruno told me he likes it a lot too! It felt so nice to be supported by my boyfriend in my crazy bubbles, and being told that shorter or longer hair, he finds me beautiful since I am who I am!

So now I have rainbow hair that I love soooo much, and a nice feeling of being supported in my (crazy) choices!

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To help your significant other go towards what makes them happy will only enhance the trust and happiness in your couple. If you see your SO hesitating to jump and do what they really want to, help them gain confidence to jump and do it!

Be crazy, be stupid, be silly, be weird, be whatever, because life is too short to be anything but happy.

Have a nice day everyone 🙂30

 

 

Day 22

If you don’t know my neighbor Totoro, or Ghibli studios I hardly recommend to take a look at this movie studio. What they are doing is incredible, and with time I’m pretty sure you’ll see some drawing inspired from those movies poping up 🙂29

Handmade Couple Tees?

Hello there!! Want to do something creative, cute and useful for you and your lover? Why not creating your OWN couple T-shirts? Oh yeah you read well… we’re going to paint on shirts! I’ll share with you my secrets about fabric painting on this post, let’s begin.

The example I’ll show you today is actually one of the birthday gift I sent to Bruno recently. I took a drawing from one of our couple drawing session to embellish a simple shirt and make it more personal.

Material :

  • Plain shirt
  • Fabric paint (PEBEO)
  • Brushes
  • Scalpel
  • Printer/paper
  • A drawing that you want to reproduce
  • Tape
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Creativity and patience

**(I recommend to read through the whole text before trying out to make sure you have everything!)

1- Fist you need to find a plain shirt of any color. My advice would be to use black, it is easier to correct and modify if it is your first try. (H&M, Forever 21, and other boutique have plain and cheap shirts in stock year round!)

2-Find PEBEO fabric paint, preferably opaque one (or any other fabric paint you can find in any art shop). Again my advice here would be to try black and white first.

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3- Paint brush! Of course since we’re going to paint. Any type is OK, as long as you feel comfortable with the size and shape of the brushes you’re going to use.

4- Find a simple drawing that inspire you (sketches are the best), it could be anything, here’s mine:

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I decided to take my own drawing so the shirt would be personalized.

5- Print the drawing the size you want it to be on a shirt, and find the location you would prefer.

6- Cut with a scalpel the majors parts of your drawing so you can have a good idea where to paint your lines.

6- Put a hard board inside the shirt to the location of the drawing, like that it’s going to be easier to paint and you’ll have less chances that the paint go through all the layers of fabric. Another tip would be to tighten the shirt with clips so the fabrics will not move during the creative process.

7- Tape the drawing so it can’t move. Paint over the holes you cut with the scalpel with the color of your choice. Wait for the first layer to dry completely (which normally doesn’t take too much time).

8- After it’s completely dry, remove the tape and the paper to complete the painting. Now we will play at : join the lines. With the same color complete the blank space so it could resemble the drawing.

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9- With the black paint, you can adjust the color that overfill. Wait each layer to be completely dry before applying a second one or another color. Now, add some fantasy if you want!

 

10- Flip the shirt over when everything is over and dry. Iron the fabric where you painted for around 5 minutes. Now your shirt can be worn out and put to the washing machine without any problem!

 

Want an other example: here’s how our couple shirts looks like (thematic Panda) based on the same methods:

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There you go! Hope you liked it, and will make good use of this tutorial. Please, send me pictures if you tried it, I would love to see others works of art.

PS. Even though this post is about couple shirts, you can use this to embellish any of your shirt! Go and be creative now. 🙂

Julie-Anne