Friday, October 16, 2009
When I brainstormed about what to make for my project, I naturally wanted to make my adorable 3 1/2 yr old niece Gabby a surprise (like I don't make her enough stuff). I made her this cute card using princess cuppie from Trick or Sweet II and personalized it with 'Princess Gabriella' which is what her daddy calls her using my JustRite 15 pt font. My cardbase is regal rose, a great match for the pink Maya Mist I used.
When I was reading about the Maya Mist, I discovered it can be used on fabric so I bought a white t-shirt at Hobby Lobby and washed/dried it. Then, I laid the floral frenzy stencil down on the shirt (blocking off the areas around it and proceeded to spray the mist all over it (took about 12-15 sprays for good coverage). Then, moved it along and forgot to cover up where I just sprayed (oh well). By the time I finished, I was a pro at it. After I sprayed the shirt, I heat set it with my heat tool. I then finished the shirt with some pink and purple trim from Wal-Mart. The product was easy to use but since the surface is non-porous, when I picked it up, I got the Maya Mist ink all over my hands. Next time, I think I will use disposable gloves or use a tool to pick it up. When I cleaned the stencil, I just ran it under water to re-use it so the ink on top did not transfer to my next area. When completely done, you can rinse with soap and water. Below are pictures of the steps I took to cover the t-shirt. Of course covering a cardbase is much quicker and easier, but I wanted to show you how you can make a simple cute gift for a little girl (or boy depending on what stencil you use) for about $2 a gift.