Tuesday, April 24, 2007
An Inappropriate Bicycle
I tried my hand at some freezer paper stencilling over the weekend. I picked up this tank at Target for less than $2 on clearance with this plan in mind. I found the bike picture here and did the stencil in two parts - the main part of the bike in one and the wheels in another. Instead of using fabric paint I used bleach. I'm really happy with the results of the bleach, but the picture itself was probably not the best choice! It wasn't until I was bleach painting the second layer on that I realized I was creating an R-rated shirt. Do you see them? I was pretty bummed, because I really like it. The bike actually hits me right below the bust line, but every time I try it on all I see are two big boobs staring back at me. My husband thinks its hilarious of course. And now that I've told all of you I really won't be able to wear it. So, any ideas to distract the eye from them? I thought maybe some spokes in the tires. My sister thought some sort of words painted lightly over it so the whole bike fades into the background more. I just don't know. Anyway, thought I would share this with you so you could all have a good laugh, and just a warning to beware what you make with freezer paper!