I really love T-shirts and I have a large collection of them back in Chicago. Over the years, some of my favorite T-shirts have gotten stained or faded. And about six years ago, a bunch of them acquired a ton of tiny little holes. (This was about the same time that I acquired a tiny little puppy who liked to chew on my shirt while I was holding her!) I didn't have the heart to throw them away, but I also didn't want to wear a T-shirt with holes in compromising places.
And then... it came to me! I decided I could turn my old T-shirts into displayable works of art! Here's how I did it. (This is totally Pinterest worthy!)
I had two art canvasses around from back when I took a painting class. I got out one of the canvasses, and also found my Mod Podge and a paint brush.
Next, I put the canvas inside the T-shirt, as if the canvas was wearing the shirt.
The next step was to paint the front of the shirt with Mod Podge. The cotton shirt soaked up the Mod Podge, so I added several layers, waiting for each layer to dry before I added another layer.
Then I just trimmed the T-shirt around the edges of the canvas. I just realized I don't have a picture of the final product (and I left it in Chicago so I can't even take one right now) but this is very close to what it looked like in the end. All I did after this was use more Mod Podge to paste the edges down to the sides of the canvas. I also painted one more layer of a different, glossy Mod Podge, to make it look a little shiny like a painting.
And there you have it! I turned my T-shirt into a work of art that I can hang on my living room wall... some day when I have a living room and some walls.
I really love Mod Podge! They are not paying me to say that. Although, if anyone from the Mod Podge company wants to send me some free Mod Podge, I wouldn't argue with them! I have another Mod Podge project that I will post about next week.
What do you like to do with Mod Podge?