Monday, November 9, 2009

wendy vecchi...lori hassler & jenni bowlin...

First...
let's set the record straight about the photo from the last post...

YES...that REALLY is how I looked when I got a glimpse of tim's new goodies....
I'm just sayin'...
AGAIN...
it's TOTALLY AWEWSOME stuff...
just you wait & see...


BUT, that photo was actually taken back in July in tim's studio
(NOT mine)...when I was there for cruise planning...

I wanted to show it the minute I saw it, but decided to save it for the perfect post...
hey...a girl has got to have a few secrets...

NEXT...

Please don't ask hard questions...
tim has a MAC...I don't...
so I have NO answers about MAC stuff...
MAC apps etc...SORRY!
I can barely get this blog typed!

Remember...
I'm OLD & almost illiterate...sad but true...

But I can tell you this...

you're in for a treat when you meet Lori Hassler...
today's guest artist.

Lori actually lives about 25 miles away from us...

Lori showed up @ my first cruise workshop wearing this AWESOME SHIRT!

I spotted it the minute she walked thru the door...


Here's Lori's recipe for making this shirt...
she kindly shared it...
(actually, I swiped it from her blog...)

Now, this started as a plain, white T-shirt from my local WM. 100% cotton, washed and dried with no fabric softener. I ironed freezer paper on the inside, so that when I sprayed it with Adirondack Color Wash Ink, it wouldn't bleed through the shirt and end up being a big ink mud puddle. Then I thought, "How am I going to apply the words?" Well, some sort of paint would be the obvious choice, so I used Lumiere metallic paints by Jacquard. I also wanted to incorporate some of Tim and Wendy's stamps. I stamped on the fabric first with Archival jet black ink, then used that as my pattern to apply the paint. Now, the painting was done first before the colorwash was applied, it resisted the colorwash, and stood out pretty well I thought. I decided to use a diagonal pattern when applying the colorwash. I used Cranberry, Butterscotch, Lettuce and Stream. I washed the shirt when I returned home, so some of the dye has washed out, but for the most part, is still intact. You do have to heat set the colorwash spray. I ironed over it with an old iron, then threw it in the dryer on high heat after that, before I did the cold water rinse when it was all done. So, here's the little phrase I came up with for the back of the shirt.
"Vecchi + Holtz equals 490 Voltz of Articity".

Here's the back...

I LOVED the saying! It's sooo FREAKIN' COOL!




Details from the front...




I might be prejudice...
but what a cool stamp on the sleeve!




I like Lori's stamp choice on the other sleeve too...


And here is the cute face who made the shirt...



Not only is Lori an artist, she is VERY funny.
If you visit her blog, I guarantee you will laugh.
Her posts are just hilarious...



A HUGE thanks Lori, for sharing your art with my blog friends...
GREAT JOB...


So...the moral of this story?

Lori just gave you a great idea for custom Christmas gifts...

Think about it...
They are reasonably priced & oh so fun for you to make.


Now about those jenni bowlin mini papers...


I'll be sending some to...

T-dizzle said...
I saw this picture on Tims blog and thought it was hysterical, you and Tim both are quite the inspiration for me and my art muse.I love your style Wendy!
Tammy in AZ


and..........


Earlene said...
Yes Tim will do that to you.I sure hope your face returns to Normal--whatever that is. LOL tease

I love the teasing going on--It kinda gets you off all The Christmas Stuff for a bit.
Don't get me wrong I love Christmas.
Go Girl Go
November 6, 2009 2:10 PM



Just send me your mailing info & you'll get some cool MINI JENNI BOWLIN PAPERS in the mail.

So...the moral of the this story?
Comments win you prizes...

It's kind of like the LOTTO...
you must PLAY to WIN!


I like comments...
I bet Lori does too!


Time for me to get back to my new stamp designs...
I'm liking what I'm seeing...
so far!


I've got a few twists up my sleeve...
something a little different...
something fun ...
something a little more arty...or artsy?

It's a known FACT...
We NEED new stamps so we can...

make art!
wendy

24 comments:

divester said...

The shirt is really cute - I am using your stamps for Christmas presents - my oldest daughter wants an apron so I am going to use some of your stamps to create her something cute to wear. I always love reading your blog.

Donna said...

I love the look of this shirt also, thanks for sharing.
I am looking forward to your new stamps too, and hope we'll see a hint or two soon!???

Dianal said...

Great shirt ... never thought of stamping on clothes, at least not intentionally (lol) ... really enjoy your blog Wendy and can't wait to see what you have coming up ... off to Make Art!!!

Lori said...

Sheesh, I'm totally flattered to be featured on this awesome blog! WOW! I just hope it inspires peeps to go buy some colorwash, and COLOR their world! Wendy's stamps are just great for fabric! Gotta love those Jenni Bowlin mini papers, they look awesome on the grungepaper roses and behind fragments!

Helena said...

Saw that shirt on Lori's blog. It's awesome! The shirt. And the blog too:)
Can't make art now, must work :(
Maybe later

SusanK said...

The internet has made it so easy for others to share their creativity! The inspiration (and perspiration!:D ) are amazing! Please don't ever stop!!!!

mamakat said...

I enjoy seeing all the different applications for your stamps plus I am totally in love with the Lumiere paints.

Sarah said...

So glad you featured Lori's shirt today. She is such a fun person and talented, too.
Bring on the sneak peeks of new stuff!

Debby said...

I've read Lori's blog. Her shirt is just beautiful. I have been using the spray inks in an online class on art journaling. We spray through all kinds of stencils. Messy but oh so cool. Can't wait for some sneak peeks.

Elaine A said...

Thanks for sharing Lori's T-Shirt with us Wendy. I'll make sure to stop by her blog.

Thanks - Elaine Allen

Linda Elbourne said...

D-E-V-A-S-T-A-T-E-D ... I am just saying ... I never won again ... Boo hoo! Loving that T-shirt ... am off to visit Lori's blog now :0)

Nancy said...

Lori's blog is indeed a hoot! And that shirt - I was sorry I didn't see her wearing it on the cruise! It's very cool!

Congrats to your winners today!

Can't wait to see what you create next, Wendy.

Anita said...

Wow! The shirt is amazing.

Liz said...

I love it when my favorite bloggers send me on to another awesome blog!!! Thanks for sharing.

paperqueen said...

Let me just say one thing...the shirt is even more awesome in person. I met Lori at breakfast in the hotel before we left for the ship, and we've been buds ever since. A great, funny, warm hearted and talented woman.
Her blog is a hoot...and believe it or not (it is hard to believe) she just started blogging after the cruise! She is a newbie! And yet, has created an interesting and extremely entertaining blog already.
Go see for yourself!
Eileen in NYC

Tona said...

Love Lori's t-shirt. How clever & the colors are great.

photoscrapper said...

Beautiful shirt... thanks for the details... can't wait to try an make one.

Dawn said...

WEndy, That is the coolest shirt- I have to re-read a couple of times to figure it out- but it looks cool-
Dawn

Scrappycat said...

Great t-shirt! I have to try this too!

Wanda H said...

I had already seen Lori's post about the shirt and thought it was totally fabulous!!! But it was great seeing it again. Congrats to the winners of the paper!!!

funkycrafter said...

thanks for the reminder. had bookmarked this from lori's site. have 5 bottles of colorwash just waiting to be used.

Sherry Goodloe said...

There were sooooo many cruisers I wish I had had more time to visit with, and Lori was one of them! She was young enough *hee hee* to remember that I wanted a photo of her shirt, and sent it to me just a couple of days after we returned home. It was just so striking when I first saw it on the cruise that day, and I wanted a longer look *smiles*

scrappin-scrappin said...

I seen the shirt on Lori's blog, Fantastic!!! Now I seen on her blog she color washed your apron!!! So cool! Can't wait to see your new stamps!!!

Elaine said...

groovy shirt wendy! what an honor to have her share & show it!