So after I did Stencil Kitty, I knew I wanted to make a stencil on a T-shirt. And today was the day! I decided I needed to make a new kitty design, so Lazy Kitty came into existence. Mostly because that’s what my real life cats are like and I’m jealous! I had bought some fabric paints a few weeks ago and a white T-shirt. I cut the stencil out of salad containers in our recycle bin. And stamped the pattern first onto a practice old T-shirt…Then worked on the new T-shirt, tipping the kitty down on the left side a little more so he looked less “dead”…and then I had a t-shirt.Things I learned today:
1) This process takes a long time from start to finish. I think it took about 4 hours or more?
2) I wish I had some black paint to make the words and the cat, then do the stars in silver glitter
3) This kitty probably would have benefited from some legs sprawling open to make him look more relaxed and less “amikufa” (Swahili for “dead,” of course. Doesn’t everybody know this?! Just kidding!).
4) There must be a way to prevent the paint from seeping out around the stencil… huh, I guess that’s one thing I did not learn today. :)
5) It would be much easier to make the stencil out of one piece of plastic, not multiple small moving ones.
Funny, today was a day when I really struggled to get an idea for a cat. And then I really had to push myself to start. Once I started, it rolled along well. Interesting to see how my brain works.