The next project we embarked on was taking an old and very large T-shirt and redoing it so it A) fit and B) looked nicer. Basically, we cut the side seams of the shirt and, then trimmed it so it won't be so "boxy." Once the side seams were gone, we cut several thin, little strips on each side of the shirt, and then took the strips and knotted them together to hold the shirt back together. Just so you know, if you can sew, it would be certainly easier to do that than knot every little strip of fabric. The knotting process took us approximately two hours...and that's with us both working on a single shirt. Anyhow, we cut off the sleeves to make it a tank top and we also clipped off the extra fabric at the bottom of the shirt (since the shirt was way too long). The shirt fit and it looked pretty good in our opinions!
I took on my own little crafty project by making a picture to hang in my dorm room. To make this, I took old sheet music and stained it with tea to give it an old look. I also took a quote about music, wrote it out on a piece of copy paper, and then tea stained that. I pieced various pieces of music to make a collage and then placed the quotation on an area of the background that I figured was kind of bare. Once I had that, I decided to paint a violin on a piece of copy paper. For me, painting on copy paper was significantly more difficult than painting on canvas. I used my own violin as a model and painted it the way that I wanted it to look. Finally when the paint dried, I cut out the violin, pasted it on the background, and framed the entire piece of artwork! Crafty?
My final art project for the summer will not be finished until either tomorrow or Monday. This is literally the LARGEST painting project I've ever undertaken on my own. Stay tuned to my blog posts to hear about this enormous painting project.