Painted Polka Dots

Chickie W.U.
by Chickie W.U.
3 Materials
1 Day

Hello Readers. I hope it is a nice day where you are and you are relaxing somewhere reading this post. My project today is this blue blouse from my mom. (Thanks Mom!) She handed it down to me a while ago. I wasn't sure what to do with it. The fit is pretty good. It is in great shape. I haven't worn it yet because it was a little conservative. She wore it to work in an office, it was just right for that. I am a SAHM and I usually dress more casual and little quirky. I don't have a dress code and I try have fun with it.

Before and after.

I got some equipment to jazz this blouse up. These paint sponges will make some easy polka dots all over this blouse.

This gold paint says it will work for fabric. Always read the back of the paint container to be sure it will work for your project.

Here is my beginning. I put paper inside the shirt so the paint won't soak through to the back. I used the ruler as a guide to space them out. I didn't worry about being exact.

The dots are not perfect but they will look nice when they are all done. I didn't worry about being exact. Perfect is no fun. Hand crafted items have variations and that's OK. I gave the front time to dry before I pained the back.

When I flipped it over I saw that it had soaked through in a few spots. I just made polka dots on top of those "mistakes". (Shh, no one will ever know.)

Finished. And there was a break in the rain/wind/snow long enough to take a quick picture. Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.

Suggested materials:
  • Blouse   (Hand-me-down)
  • Paint   (Craft Store)
  • Round Paint Sponges   (Craft Store)

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