Sunday, October 21, 2012

Project - Christian Audigier.





My Husband Anirudh is a big fan of "Christian Audigier" and has one of the best collection one can find. Off course it costed him a fortune to buy these T-shirts as they were all gold plated.  CA advises to wash their clothes in washing machine however with a period of time the gold plating does fade away and so does their beauty.

One day I just thought about restoring his beautiful CA T-Shirt instead of giving it away. It took me almost a month but I was able to restore it. Now he wears it proudly to malls and lounges.  :)



Materials Required:



  • Christian Audigier Shirt.
  • Fabric colours - Gold Metallic and Gold Pearl.
  • Fine Art fabric brushes no. 0, 1, 2, 4
  • High Quality heat setting swarovski crystals.
  • Tulip heat setting tool.
  • A flat table.
  • & Lots of Patience :)

How I did it?

The gold plating on this T-shirt had completely faded and there were no crystals on the original product it was completely my idea to bling it up with super quality swarovski's. I had to work on this T-shirt just like a new piece of canvas and paint it from the very beginning. Since I couldn't have gold plated it again which was stamped originally; I decided to re-paint it with fabric colours - Gold Metallic and Gold Pearl. The most complicated part was to paint Christian Audigier written in cursive writing as it had to be done with a '0' brush with maximum concentration, one mistake and you are done with the shirt. After I finished painting I let it dry for a couple of days and then started working with crystals and carefully hot fixed them which took me an hour. The result was fabulous as you can see below.


                                                                 BEFORE
You can clearly see that their were no crystals and the gold plating had faded away.

                                                                  AFTER



Isn't this a great idea to restore and beautify your favourite shirts???




Approximate costing:

Fabric Colours: 18 INR each/ U.S. $0.34 
Fabric Brush: 18 INR each / U.S. $0.34
High Quality Crystals Pack of 500: 250 INR / U.S. $4.80
Christian Audigier Shirt: 11500 INR on retail in India / U.S. $220




Love Surabhi
XOXO

1 comment:

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