Hey. Not too long ago Provo Craft teamed up with Testors and gave some of the Cricut team the new ColorArts system to try out. I was flummoxed! I had no idea what I was going to create. I've airbrushed before, but in an art way. I didn't want to use lots of layers because we were also using the Stencil Cart.
We'll come back to that image - check out that AWESOME pillow in the bottom left square.
images are pretty simple and I wanted to do something uber COOOOOL. So I
went to see what the site at Testors had on it, to see if they had any
ideas I could work from. I saw that they were using the system to tie
dye! OH YEAH!
I took a white tank, used my pliers to grab a spot
and twisted it. Then I clipped one of the color packets in the air brush
and sprayed. I loved it. I got a mix of colors- red, pink, dark blue,
purple, black, silver, lime, and orange. I wished I had gotten some
yellow and a softer blue. But I worked all the brights I could into this
tank. Then I took and cut out the yin yang symbol from the Cricut
Stencil material, and adhered that to the tank. I sprayed a nice solid
Doesn't it look great on Annalise!!
it dries soft and machine washable. I will tell you, I used up most of
my colors and the air in the can creating another t-shirt and a hoodie!
We love how the tie dye look comes out.
Next, well, I was kinda in
a pirate-y mood. so I took some big ol' beer mugs I got at the dollar
store and put a skull and crossbones.
Come on- those are KEWL aren't they!!
double layer was hard to do, the paint wanted to peel off, but I
managed to shade the skulls too. ARRR matey, pass ma beer!!
Lastly- well, remember I told you to notice that awesome pillow on the Cricut box. Well- guess who made it!!
I used silver and black and a medallion to spray them. I kind
oversprayed them a bit, but I love that I could do this with more
pillows and colors and create my own custom pillows!
Sadly- I was out of paint and air by the time I got done playing with the ColorArtz system, but it was super fun to work with!
I was compensated by PC to use this product, but this is still my own
opinion on the system and I really like it for fabrics. The ink stays
soft and washes well. We are still using the clothes several months
later and I haven't noticed much fading. Unfortunately I put my Beer
Mugs in the dishwasher and the paint did come right off, but I can save
my mugs for another project now!