Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Chi Omega Owl:Easy to Paint on a Box!


Here is a hand-painted owl design on a tan paper-mache oval box. The Chi Omega letters can be added or a personalized message. There is plenty of space for a personal note to be painted.


The idea is easy to duplicate. Craft stores carry paper boxes as well as wooden ones. You can paint the box what ever color you desire. Trace a design you like onto paper(in this case I drew an owl design). Transfer the design to the box by placing a sheet of graphite paper (from crafts store) under design and drawing the lines of the design with a pen with enough firmness for the design to be marked on the box. Now you are ready to paint. I use acrylic paints for almost all of my artwork because they are so easy to work with and to clean up!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Handpainted Chi Omega Owl Purse


Here is an idea for a sorority handcrafted gift: a simple purse embellished with your sorority mascot painted with acrylics. This example is a small denim GAP purse with a Chi Omega owl happily sitting on a branch.

HINTS FOR PAINTING ON FABRIC:

Use acrylic paints to paint on fabric. They feel stiff when they dry, but if the fabric is not in direct contact with skin, then the stiffness doesn't matter much.

If you ever paint a tee shirt, be sure to wash it first to remove the sizing that new clothing contains. This assures that the paint will adhere to the fabric better. The paint dries to the touch very quickly, but wait a few hours so that it is thoroughly dry. Then set your iron on the wool setting and preheat it. Place a piece of paper on top of your painted design and iron the design for about 10-20 seconds. The paper will pick any paint residue rather than dirtying your iron. The heat will set the paint so that it will not wash out.

Painted clothing should be turned inside out when you wash it. Machine washing on gentle is usually fine for painted designs. A gentle wash and a delicate tumble dry (low heat) will give you painted design a long life.

Do you think you could do it? What else would you like to have directions for? Leave a me a message

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Chi Omega Owl Sign Pillow


Chi Omega Owl- The symbol of Wisdom and the sorority's commitment to learning and growing. These little pillows hang by a ribbon and proudly announce that a special sister lives here. They are about 5 X 7 inches. They are handpainted with acrylic on fabric and sewn into a hang pillow stuffed with soft fiberfil.

I have made a few for special (custom) orders for $9.99 and $3.00 shipping. (I must require paypal payment for special orders.) You can email me here to inquire! Mention in your email that you saw the hang pillows on Sorority Sisters Blog.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Kappa Delta Frog Hang Pillow


It has been my pleasure to find many Kappa Deltas who love their chapter's frog mascot. The mother of a Kappa Delta asked me to make a KD frog hang pillow for her daughter. This is the handmade pillow that resulted. You can special order sorority hang pillows by emailing me.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Hand Painted Sorority Hang Pillows

These little pillows hang by a ribbon and proudly announce that a special sister lives here. They are about 5 X 7 inches. They are handpainted with acrylic on fabric and sewn into a hang up pillow stuffed with soft fiberfil.


Hangup Pillow Signs for Phi Mu, Alpha Omicron Pi, and Delta Zeta. I can usually make them by special order for $9.99 and $3.00 shipping. I must require paypal payment for special orders.
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