Monday, December 20, 2010

embellished tank top tutorial

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I've got another last minute idea for everyone out there needing a little last minute holiday sparkle- transforming a simple tank into a pretty embellished top.


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The only supply that you need is metallic Scribbles 3-D paint which is dimensional paint for fabric- otherwise know as puff paint. (friends I am telling you, I love 3-D paint! It is perfect to use for some many different projects)
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and a tank top- I purchased a nice dark grey tank from Old Navy for $8.99.

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I started at the collar of the tank and slowly made my way around the edge with tiny little dots.

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I added more designs and dots.

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I even used a toothpick to add smaller details.
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I covered the entire top portion of the tank trying to create the look of a necklace.
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Perfect to wear alone or layer with a cardigan. Holidy party here I come!


alisa-burke

38 comments:

  1. Soooo beautiful!

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  2. This is wonderful, and so doable! I could see making one for me and for my sister and SILs too!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Alisa!

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  4. Looks beautiful! What a great idea. I think I'll try this with the gold 3-D paint I bought last week... Thanks! =)

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  5. Really pretty! Do you have any idea, how this is going to hold up in the washing?

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  6. You are amazing! I love it!!

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  7. well done ! ( and it started me dreaming about things i could make myself, but i forgot that i can't drawn that good )

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  8. What a fabulous idea. I love scribbles 3-D paint too. I have to go see what's in my closet!!!

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  9. This is a fab idea! I already had fabric paint on my list of things to buy now I'm going to get some pens too..I like the idea of this is bright coloured detail on a white top.... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I adore it!! You always inspire beauty in me.. thank you :)

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  11. Another awesome idea!

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  12. Thanks...I love this idea. Now I'm off to Old Navy for a new tank top!

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  13. love it! i thought at first it was bleached. but no it's paint! wondering...will the paint break off when you wash it?

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  14. alisa ur design s all ve an indian touch very very beautiful....by the way ur hair looks nice

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  15. What a great idea! And so simple too, I love it!

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  16. Alisa your creativity is endless I think!! This is beautiful!

    May you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Grace and peace

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  17. That is so amazing - such an easy technique and so effective (I can only imagine what such a top would be to buy ready done in store!!!). I *love* it!

    You are absolutely my biggest inspiration at the moment - thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and talent.

    Have a wonderful holiday season galivanting about the country with friends and family :)

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  18. Seriously Love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Beautiful! I remember doing this years ago but this really has a modern flavor!

    Suz

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  20. Looks great! If I attempted, it would look like a hot mess, I pretty much have a love hate relationship with fabric paint.

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  21. Amazing! You show it so simply and make it sound so easy!I love it!Ariadne from Greece!

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  22. At first glance I didn't realize this was painted. Nice work.

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  23. Chitra3:17 PM

    Gosh you make everything look so easy....this is so pretty..I am so making it with my girls..

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  24. GORGEOUS! and what a great idea... I have some of this puff paint... hmm...

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  25. Best wishes for the holiday season and for all good things in 2011.

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  26. Hello Alicia.
    I follow your blog with interest. Although not leave comments here I wanted to tell you that your art inspires me a lot and I appreciate that you share with us your amazing talent.
    Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
    Buon Natale from Tuscany
    Cata
    Ps: Love this project, looks beautiful :)

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  27. Chloe6:45 PM

    this is SUCH a creative idea as always Alisa. I tried this yesterday on a pink camisole- doesn't look as neat as yours but I will be wearing it for Xmas! thanks so much x

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  28. That's beautiful Alisa! Thanks for the great idea, I'll be linking.

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  29. This is absolutely amazing! I NEVER would have imagined 3D pant could look so modern! Love it, thank you for the inspiration.

    Taylor
    www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com

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  30. This is divine! And there are just so many patterns you could make with it! It's shot to the top of my to do list. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. The 80s taught me to be terrified of puffy paint.

    Perhaps I have to re-think this policy. This tank is lovely!

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  32. Wow, perfect work!
    I love the things you do, they are so perfect.
    Best wishes :)

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  33. WOW this is gorgeous!!!! I clicked over from your newest puff paint post. I added this to my crafy to-do list! Thanks for sharing :)

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  34. I liked this tutorial so much I tried it out! Posted about it & linked back to you on my blog :)

    http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/puffy-paint-tank.html

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  35. puff paint brings back so many great memories of junior high. making your own tshirts was the 'coolest' slumber party activity. thanks for reviving this in a much more age-appropriate way. ;)
    Jamie

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