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Chirp and Tweet Baby Jacket

Chirp and Tweet Baby Jacket Large

Embellish a simple white baby jacket by adding a cute little chick onto the bottom corner. This adorable Chirp and Tweet Baby Jacket is a great project for a weekend spent indoors, and it makes a wonderful gift for a new baby boy or girl. Using Acrilex Acrilpens, this little chick is a fun challenge for artists of all skill levels, and you may even find yourself looking for other clothing to embellish! Whether it's a sweater or a onesie, you can easily personalize and decorate clothing to add that touch of unique style that parents (and babies!) are sure to appreciate!

Primary TechniquePainting

Intermediate

Materials:

  • 100% cotton white matinee jacket for this project one for a baby of 3-6 months was used
  • Pattern sheet
  • Acrilex Acrilpens in the following colors: black (520 Preto); orange (517 Laranja); yellow (505 Amarelo Ouro); leaf green (513 Verde Musgo); red (507 Vermelho Fogo); light blue (503 Azul Celeste); dark blue (501 Azul Turquesa); pink (537 Rosa) and brown (531 Marrom)
  • Pencil
  • Sheet of ordinary printer paper

 

Instructions:

  1. Before starting with the design project, wash the jacket in baby shampoo and rinse it thoroughly in cold water to remove any sizing agent from the material. Do not add fabric softener.
     
  2. Allow the jacket to dry thoroughly and iron it lightly to remove any wrinkles from the material.
     
  3. Put the jacket flat on the working surface.
     
  4. Fold the printer paper in half and slide it inside the jacket, between the back and front sides of the jacket this will prevent the ink from staining the back side. Keep this paper in place until you have completed the design.
     
  5. Put the printed design on top of the printer paper, underneath the left front side of the jacket, so that the design will show through on the front side.
     
  6. Trace the design with a pencil first.
     
  7. Now draw the design with the black pen.
     
  8. Color the chick with the yellow pen.
     
  9. Use the orange pen for the beak and to add some color to the feet.
     
  10. Use the black and brown pens to draw short criss-cross lines over the chick’s outline and over the wing, to create the appearance of a fluffy little chick.

    Chirp and Tweet Baby Jacket
     
  11. Add some shadows to the chick with the brown pen.
     
  12. Use the leaf green pen to add some grass around the chick’s feet.
     
  13. Use the yellow and dark blue pens to add some highlights and shadows to the grass.
     
  14. Use the red and orange pens to add a few small flowers.

    Chirp and Tweet Baby Jacket
     
  15. Add a dark green border all around the jacket, as well as around the sleeves.
     
  16. Color the fabric in the press studs red, so that it will look as if the jacket has small red buttons.
     
  17. Use the light blue and pink pens to add some detail to the sky above the chick.

    Chirp and Tweet Baby Jacket
     
  18. Add a small black butterfly to the sky.

    Chirp and Tweet Baby Jacket
     
  19. Allow to dry for 72 hours before washing.

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