Today I made:
a script scarf...
I've been meaning to try this project for ages and I finally got around to it for my Sweet Bee's birthday. I compiled a couple favorite quotes and a poem that I knew would make my friend smile. This scarf would look lovely as wall decor too, but I just love the idea of wearing sweet sentiments close to your heart. It's got a cute graphic look and it's a conversation piece.
I picked up a simple solid cream scarf at the store. I'm thinking light colors and cotton or linen blends work best for this project. The text is handwritten (in my scribbliest cursive) with a black paint pen. It's washable and doesn't smell like a sharpie would.
I stretched an old vinyl shower curtain across a long table to catch the paint when it bled through (cardboard would work too.) I was worried about smudging, but it actually dried almost immediately and only left a few paint spots underneath that didn't transfer to the fabric. The roughness of the fabric did shred the felt tip of the marker a bit and it kept balling up and catching the threads. I can't say it was as easy as writing on paper and it took a little while to get the hang of it, but I love the finished product.
Bee, "You are so much sunshine to the square inch." ~Walt Whitman