The wonderful folks at Simply Spray sent me a TON of their products to try out. Seriously, a TON!! Isn’t it awesome!? You are going to see lots of fun projects made with this stuff!
I’ve never used spray-on fabric paint before, and although I have lots of ideas (you’ll be seeing some soon), I wanted to test the product on a simple project. I saw that Simply Spray is good for tie dye, and thought I’d try that.
I remember doing “traditional” tye dye at Girl Scout Camp. It involved giant buckets filled with messy liquids, long drying times, and a big mess. I was not anxious to go through that kind of mess. Luckly, Simply Spray is MUCH easier than the “old school” tie dye!
These two shirts will be sent to a friend of mine (who reads this blog, but doesn’t know about these shirts… yet). She lives in California and recently installed solar panels on her roof. When she told me about the recent solar panel installation, I did what all good friends do… instead of congratulating her on her commitment to clean energy, I teased her about being a granola-eating, tie-dye wearing hippie! : D Because we’ve been friends for over two decades, she immediately recognized my comment as jealousy, and simply responded that she, her husband, and her sons, don’t own any tie-dye shirts. Thanks, Simply Spray, for helping me rectify a serious imbalance in the universe!
I fully expect her to take photos of her kids, wearing these shirts, eating bowls of granola, and sitting on their solar paneled roof. Okay, maybe not the roof part… and knowing my friend, the granola will probably look a lot more like Chocolate Chip cookies… : )