I’ve been frequenting a local Salvation Army store.  Those old coffee pots that make 30 cups are great for heating up water outdoors.  All my crockpots come from there and the many pots, measuring cups and spoons; in fact, that’s where most of my equipment comes from.  Lately, I picked up some men’s shirts and  upcycled them.  Here’s an eco-printed “Boyfriend shirt,” that I just to put on Etsy .Mordanted in alum, soymilk, then alum and calcium carbonate.  It’s soft and dreamy. I think it turned out pretty sweet!

And two more that I’ll be keeping for myself; above, a thick cotton pullover.  Below, I’m posing in a short sleeved T-Shirt; both of these were rusted first and overprinted with leaves.

On the dreamy one above, I used a chalk blanket and on the other two, which printed darker, I used an iron blanket.

This picture was for a Creative Strength Training  prompt project to illustrate ourselves as a tree!  Silly, huh!?

This time, I’m remembering to link up with Off The Wall Friday!



Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

3 replies on “Eco Printed Shirts

  1. Nice. Idea and practical art. Maybe I can find a shirt you can print for me! I am in Wakefield today Sunday.


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