Ok, so I already made many excuses for the
mediocrity of my 'hand painting' on the
dish towel craft. Well, I am proud to say that
I made some more towels this weekend, for the sake of
care packages, of course, and I have fine tuned
Phew! I was really feeling bad about that.
So, worry not, I will amend the original instructions
and we can all sleep better tonight.
First of all, instead of rummaging around in my office for
crochet, I actually went and bought some biggie
crochets that made me exponentially
more happy than the first 1/4" crochet.
Although, keep in mind if you want to use biggie crochet...
you MUST zig zag the ends considerably before sewing
it down to your towel. Also, heavy drying is no bueno.
So begins the amending of the original
smoke I was blowing.
**First of all, I completely lied when
I said that I used a brush to brush on the paint
with the stencils. I use the brush with
the rubber stamps all the time. I was having a midnight
brain fart. The reason my stencils looked so fab in the first
place was because I used a black sponge paint brush.
You can see I switched up the colors too.
**AND! I found a way better fabric paint that I was
very pleased with that dried and brushed on
so flat and MATTE! We love matte.
The culprit - tulip 'soft' fabric paint. find it here.
The other thing that is so totally great about this
paint, is that it comes in a four pack of soft
neon colors...orange, pink, blue and green.
It is like a small miracle when any producer of craft items
actually does it right, so I am very excited about this paint.
Matte, flat, and soft neons? yes, yes, yes.
**Another thing that may be problematic about the
towel tutorial is all of the choices. I think that
perhaps people don't want choices. They want
to be directed... and this is why they follow
a tutorial in the first place(correct me if i'm wrong).
SO, forget the choices. No more choices for you!
The paint formula that I like is the same as my very
I like a heavy paint job on one side, and a small little touch
on the other... with a small little splash of your
This heavy painted side is where the applique will
Of course I could not spread my mediocrity..
so, naturally, the care packages I made feature
beautifully painted towels. Yay!!
Have fun appliqueing!!
Look at this masterpiece drawn on our wall this weekend...