Anyway, this is a project I worked on a few months ago, but I think there are a few people out there who might find it useful. Our family was invited to be a part of a steampunk wedding in June. I was a bridesmaid, Guy was the officiant, and wee Kai was a bubble-boy. Like a flower girl, but with bubbles. And a boy. So, you know, exactly the same.
This was a quick, cheap, and slap-dash project. I wanted to do more- find appropriate shoes, for example, and maybe a tricorder or something. In the end, time had the advantage of me, but I at least made the shirt.
|I apologize for the terrible quality of this photo... but not for the adorable subject :)|
You will need-
-A scrap of the fabric you used for the shirt
-Gold metallic paint (the brand I used was DecoArt- not fabric paint, just acrylic.)
-A Sharpie black marker
|Go heavy on the paint. I mean, really let it soak in.|
|Since I was re-doing this for the tutorial, I wasn't that neat or careful with the design. Guy did the first one, and he did a nicer job.|
|It kind of looks like the Eiffel tower.|
What has surprised me most is that this has lasted through several washings now. It's not quite as bright and shiny as when I first made it, but Kai doesn't mind. It's one of his favorite things ever. Along with Legos, and blueberries, and the color orange.
|Wear your Geek proudly!|