Monday, January 24, 2011
Make it for Your Man... The Handpainted (Vintage) Tie
While every guy might not like to wear vintage ties, the ones who do (like my husband and brother) are sure to like this gift (I gave these to mu husband and brother for Christmas and they loved them)!
acrylic paint (either the art kind or the craft kind will do- I used both)
tape, contact paper, etc if you don't want to freehand it.
There are many ways you can paint a tie. For this tie (which I don't have a finished photo of.... sorry), I used masking tape to paint some red-orange stripes of varying widths. I stopped just above where he would tie the knot around his neck. It really looked great, not even like paint in the end!
Anyway, I hope this inspires you to try some tie-painting as well! I thought it was pretty fun, and it made for a fun, artsy, original gift. I feel bad when I make things for everyone and don't take the time to make something for my husband. Especially since he always tells me everything I do is so great. (he is ver supportive of my artwork and blue-eyed freckle ventures).