Monday, February 25, 2013

Viking Tees

I decided awhile back that I wanted to make viking tees for the boys.

I saw this shirt awhile back from Tea Collection:

I really badly wanted my boys to have a viking tee. I also thought, That would be so easy to make!

Of course I wanted it to be my viking drawing. I set off to make my boys viking tees.

Here's the drawing:


I tried ways to transfer onto a t-shirt. Charcoal on the back and tracing it didn't work, chalk on the back and tracing didn't work either, neither did carbon paper. I took a longer approach and started stenciling it out.



Until I ended up with this x2 (1 for each child):


Then I began to paint it with fabric paint. This is the first time I've used fabric paint. The tips get so clogged. I'm not impressed with the designs of the bottles at all. They bended pretty easily though! I put a white sheet of paper behind the front of the tee, so when it bled it bled onto the paper and not the back of the shirt.


The one with the orange beard is Mica's. The one with the red beard is Isaak's. I sort of let them pick the colors. I say sort of because at first Isaak wanted a green beard and Mica wanted the eyes to be traced with green. I said, "No." to those things.

I decided to put actual rivets in the straps of the hats. If this was actual leather, no problem, it's a t-shirt material though. I had to put fabric under the t-shirt to get the rivets to work.


Isaak's shirt is a bit big. He'll grow into it.



14 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

You are AWESOME. The ones you made came out SO good and they look like something that would be displayed in the front window of any store. I love them.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

These are mega cute. I want one.

mail4rosey said...

I don't know how to do the rivets, but I love the t-shirts!! Your drawing is better than any I've seen in a store for kids' clothes.

I bet the kids really like them!

Theresa said...

Way cool! You did an amazing job on them! I bet their friends are going to want some now too :)

~ Noelle said...

wow.
awesome job :)
seeing as how fast it was to do (totally joking here) i say you should make many more.. broxton is a 4 . lol.
seriously, way to go... they do look great!!!!

My Journey With Candida said...

Those turned out GREAT!! I am not an artist so I couldn't do that.... You are so talented.

FrankandMary said...

I can tell you for sure that I would never have looked at that & thought: This would be so easy to make!

You are very good, & very patient.

Claire Justine said...

It turned out amazing, well done :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays ...

Claire Justine said...

Ment to say those turned out amazing :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You.are.amazing.

Winnie said...

You did a fantastic job!!
I wish I could do it.....

Terra H. said...

The tshirts turned out great. Job well done!

Maggie said...

Looks good Alissa checkout ilovetocreate.com for more ideas on t-shirt designs you can do iron-on too!

Claire Justine said...

Thanks again for linking up last week, featuring this week on Creative Mondays :)

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