Hi there lovelies! Are you a messy or a clean scrapper/crafter? I am a messy one AND don´t even ask me how many trousers and T-shirts I´ve ruined in my studio so far. Yes, I am the kind of crafter, who comes home & FORGETS to change into art creating gear (= old clothes that ARE ALLOWED to get dirty) and just starts creating in whatever I am wearing at the moment. I always say to myself that I will be carefull (ha!). Does n-o-t work!!! And when I am in a mood for creating, I usually make a mess with some kind of media… there has been several accidentals dots and droplets on my keyboard (so far I have managed to get rid of them all), on my desk, on the floor (even though it is protected!!!) and of course, on my clothes. THUS, I really needed a craft apron (to be honest, it would be even more practical if it was an overall *giggle*)!!
Said and done – craft apron it was that I needed! Canvas Corp Brands have a few to choose from and I went for the plain fabric one with two front pockets. The back canvas fabric apron really looks good too – I might need to get one of those later (thinking of adding some stitching/embroidery to that one – would look really cool, I think). But first I need to learn how to do that :).
So back to the one I got myself. It looks like this in original:
When I got it, I already knew I would alter it abit 🙂 … here is how it turned out:
I started off by adding a layer of water mist onto the surface, then sprayed blue, red pink and purple spray ink tones from Tattered Angels onto the surface and let those spread across the fabric. At some areas, like the edges, I added the spray ink with a paint brush. I made sure there was some color under the pockets too. The fabric is relatively thick material, so it didn´t soak thru it onto the backside at all.
After the first spray ink layer was dry, I stared adding some High Impact Paint (also by Tattered Angels) details onto the surface. I used bottle caps for the circles, and stencils for the abstract patterns. The flowers are made with foam stamps using the Decor&DIY paints by Tattered Angels.
I then added some paint droplets with a paint brush – again using the Decor&DIY paints from Tattered Angels. Finally, when all paint layers were completely dry, I took some Finnabair stamps and added stamp images with black waterproof ink onto the surface (butterflies & circles).
And then, when everything was completely dry andI didn´t want to play with any more inks and paints, I took a Dina Wakley stencil and some Imagine Crafts pearlescent creative medium and applied that thru the stencil onto the fabric. I was a bit afraid if the medium would really stick to the fabric when it dries and let me tell you, it does. Sticks to it and doesn´t come off!!!
Now, this apron will for sure not look like this after several crafty sessions in my studio, but I don´t mind. That´s the way it should be. And maybe, just maybe it will save a few clothes from getting too “artsy” too 😉 … How about you? Do you have one and have you altered it??
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Lobster, Fully Purple, Bahama blue, Patina
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Turquoise, Light Pink, Light Blue, Hot Pink
Tattered Angels Decor&DIY paint – Sable, Chrystal, Mankato
Craft Apron – Canvas Corp Brands
Dina Wakley stencil – Affirmations
The Crafter´s Workshop stencils
Carabelle Studio stencil
Black waterproof stamp ink
Purple Pearlescent creative medium – Imagine Crafts
Bottle caps, paint brush, water spray bottle