Thursday, April 11, 2013
Before and After....Washing.
It came out pretty good actually. I may go over some of the darker areas, but all in all, I am pleased.
I went back to Hobby Lobby yesterday morning and grabbed another pen that I wanted to try.
The first one is the on that I bought yesterday. It's a Pentel Permanent Gel Pen. The last one is the one I used on the shirt.
If I do any more, I think that I will try the third one. It's a Permawriter Two. It seems to have gone through the wash the best on the strip of muslin that I tried the pens on.
The Zig pen that I used on the shirt isn't nearly as bright on the muslin strip and surprisingly, the second one, that I thought would come out the best (India Ink) didn't do so well.
Anyway, that's how it went with the pens. I think that there may be some more shirt work in my future. I also found some textile medium in with my acrilic paints. I used to do a lot of that back in the 80s. Maybe there will be a revival!
It's coming along pretty good. I did have to rip out a couple of colors that I wasn't pleased with, so that slowed me down a bit.
Now I am going back and finish the wash. I won't make you look at photos of that...
See you tomorrow.