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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fun with Alcohol

A couple of weeks ago, I saw an amazing project on Martha.  The TV show, I mean, not the person. The theme of the show was a Purple Party…what’s not to love about that?  They made some adorable T-shirts for little girls using just Sharpies and alcohol. Really. Look.


The ones on the show were, naturally, pink and purple, but I wanted something Irish-y, so I used green and orange.  It’s not as cute, but since it’s a pack of 5 t-shirts, I can make other colors later.  You’ll probably be forced to look at those, as well!


After laundering the shirt, place a piece of wax paper inside it, so the markers don’t bleed through. Then draw a simple dot flower wherever you’d like.

DSC_0023Using an eyedropper, drop five or six drops of rubbing alcohol into the center of each flower.  If you use too much alcohol, it becomes too saturated and doesn’t spread out correctly.  Trust me. Martha did not mention that and I really only have 3 shirts to work with now.

DSC_0024 The alcohol evaporates in a few minutes, so this would be a great party project, since your guests would not be taking home shirts with wet paint on them.

According to Martha, they are colorfast and can be laundered as usual.

How cute is that?


  1. I was recently playing with alcohol inks, but nothing as cute and creative as this. Can you give me a link to your creativity source? My supply is sorely low! Glad you're blogging--it's my surefire source of inspiration!

  2. Thanks! I had in mind a shamrock shape, but ended up with this. I may try the shamrock sometime...soon!


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