Here is my latest t-shirt project. I opted to use a grey one and two fabric paint colors: purple and gold. The tension between the brush being pulled over the fabric makes for lovely geometric shapes. The brush first makes a huge impact with the paint soaking the fabric. Then, however, the paint runs out and the imprint starts to get less obvious. And I love this! The contrast of shapes and intensity make a great impact.
This t-shirt works with the idea of surprise and that not matching design (e.g., on the front and the back of a garment) is actually a good idea. The front of this t-shirt has the purple as the dominant color with the gold appearing on the surface in just little bits. The back is the opposite. As I move, people around me get to see the design on the front and the back but also the mix of both on the side of the t-shirt.
Hand-painting is definitely now a part of my skillset and I will keep incorporating it into my fashion design work.
What do you think? Let me know!