Saturday, September 19, 2020

Too many colors❓

 


Okay, I realize I may have a tad too many colors to choose from. Some colors I'm using seem too bright and aren't turning out the way I expected. So, I will narrow-down the list. I'll be testing all the colors I have and see which ones I want to keep.

I'll have some colors "for fall only" and some for "summer only". I might even have some for spring. Right now, all the colors I have can be too confusing. I totally understand, I'm getting confused too.

Keep checking for updates!!


❤ Christie


Saturday, September 12, 2020

New Dye and Better Techniques

 Hello!!

I have great news!! I have bought new dyes and I'm practicing my techniques on dying. I am still dying masks but I've moved into doing t-shirts too!

The dye I have is Procion MX dye from Jacguard. So far, they seem to be much better than any of the kits I bought from online or at Walmart. I am very impressed with the wide range of colors. They are so bright and I can mix a lot of dye at one time. I can save what I don't use.


I have a ton of colors. I don't have an online store yet. I'm working on it.

 

❤ Christie

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Promise to you.



 Hello!! 

I keep visiting websites that use AdSense and other services to make money off viewers. I personally think these ads are annoying and detract from the content of the website. In a way, I think they are spam. 

I HATE SPAM!!

Spam is unsolicited advertisements. You didn't want to view the ad. So, it's spam.

Spam is an old term that was used when viewing blogs became popular. I still use the term today because when you think about it, spam is everywhere. Someone is always trying to sell you something you don't necessarily need.


Am I trying to sell my tie dye? Yes!! I sell things you might need, like masks and t-shirts. Did I spam you? NO!! You came here. You found me and you are always welcome to read whatever I decide to put here. 


I PROMISE NO ADS!! I hate going to a website and having to click a bunch of X's just to get to what I want. 

So, having said that, I promise no ads. Enjoy just simple reading. Feel free to comment. I do ask you try to identify yourself just so I know who you are.

Thank you

❤ Christie

Monday, August 10, 2020

T-shirts & Masks Oh my!

Hello!! 

I tie dyed so much my hands were black from the dye. I dyed about 5 shirts and 12 masks. The masks are on sale for $7 each.








 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Mask tie dye step 1



I have decided to tie dye a few t-shirts and masks. I'm going to show the step-by-step process.

Step 1. Pre-wash all clothing that is going to be dyed. Make sure everything is 100% cotton or the colors will fade over time.

These are masks that are very white (ew!) and are waiting for some color.

I will post the finished results. I'm doing two sets of dying. One set will be blues, purples and blacks. The other set will be pink, green, and orange. I will also bring in more colors that were left-over from the first batch.

❤ Christie

Monday, July 6, 2020

Update

Hello!!

Lately, it's been way too hot to do any tie dying. I will be doing that again soon. I love tie dying because of how it turns out. Also, I love how pretty the colors look together. It's like watercolor painting on shirts.

Speaking of watercolor, I've been taking some art classes lately. They are really fun and I seem to have a little addiction going. I've already taken two classes and I'm looking into taking another one soon. I don't really have time during the week so, I have to do all my art making on the weekends.

The classes I've been taking are through Joanne Sharpe. She is awesome and very talented. She explains everything slowly and gives plenty of examples. She also gives you suggestions on how to make your artwork your own.

The link to Joanne's website is on the right ---------------------- >
Check out her work!!

❤ Christie

Monday, May 25, 2020

Art Supplies

Hello!!

I have found out that there are a lot of artists who try to sell more expensive art supplies or are trying to sell their own supplies. What they are trying to sell are usually very expensive compared to what else is available on the market.

I have been meaning to do this post for a long time now because I know I'm not the only one who struggles. I am constantly on a budget when it comes to anything art. I am constantly trying to find the cheaper way of doing things.

Don't get me wrong, I would totally buy the more expensive supplies if they would send them to me for free OR if I was rich and could afford them. You can't beat the quality and peace of mind knowing how they will turn out on your project.

For example, I was watching a tutorial video on YouTube (I adore the artist so I won't tell you who it was) and I noticed she was using very expensive markers. Well, I can't afford Copic markers. I can't afford to buy all the colors I want and I can never narrow it down to a few colors. I MUST have as much as I have space for. However; most times, you can achieve the same look with a Sharpie marker. You just have to use the side of the tip.

That being said, I'm going to start a list of expensive art materials and find the cheaper version. I'm basing my findings from what's available at Walmart and Amazon.

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1. Copic Marker.... Sharpie marker
2. Tombow dual-tip marker... Crayola Supertip
3. Tube watercolors... Artist's Loft pan watercolors

Sometimes, you might have to buy the expensive supplies because flesh-tone markers are hard to find in Sharpie markers. Maybe, Sharpie markers just won't work for your project. The chisel point of Copic markers makes very nice, broad and permanent marks.

It's just something to think about. I have comments open at the bottom of all posts. You have to sign in to google I think. I know you can't leave an anonymous comment.

❤ Christie