ArtrageousWearables

Artrageous Wearable Art

Wentzville, Missouri · 766 Sales

ArtrageousWearables

Artrageous Wearable Art

Wentzville, Missouri 766 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   HUGE DISCOUNTS on all silk scarves.......I have decided to discontinue them, so am having a Clearance Sale.....all scarves will be only $15.00-$20.00 plus shipping and yes, the scarves are 100% silk. So do check them out. These scarves are created using a unique discharge process beginning with a huge block print made from blue insulation foam board.

For the last four months I have been volunteering in Hawaii at the Volcano National Park!! What a wonderful experience. Caring staff were there to share their knowledge and help me along the way. I can't thank them enough. My journey was one that many have taken before and many more will follow.... but each volunteer takes slightly different path as we learn and experience this land of contrast..... till we meet again.

Since I returned home I have been busy working in the yard, planting my veggies and herbs, and trimming trees. My shop is up and running after being on vacation for 4 months. I have been renewing some t-shirts that expired while the shop was on vacation and adding some new designs I finished right before I left. Let me know if I can help you.

I thought that I would explain a little more about discharging because from questions I can tell there is a lot of confusion. The process of discharging involves taking out color. So I start with mostly black t-shirts and I take out some of the color before I go back and redye the t-shirt with procion dyes. It is not a silk screen process where once I make the screen I can just keep printing the same design over and over. It is really a one at a time t-shirt process. I start by drawing my idea or design onto freezer paper, next I cut out all of the parts and pieces and iron them onto the black t-shirt. Check out the black t-shirt with the white freezer paper design, raven and branches on the front page of my shop. The parts that are black when you see a t-shirt posted are where the freezer paper protected the t-shirt from the discharge process. After discharging the t-shirt which is done in a variety of ways, I peel off the freezer paper, and through it away. The process ruins the freezer paper so each time I make even the same idea I have to start from the beginning. Anyway after I peel off the freezer paper, I then wash the t-shirt. Now I am ready to add some color back into the shirt. After the dyed part cures for 24 plus hours I am ready to wash the t-shirt a couple of times to take out the excess dyes. Now I am ready to post it for your viewing pleasure. So as you can see lots of love goes into each item.'o)

This next message is to all of you lovely ladies that drop by and take a look at the woman's t-shirts. I find that different brands of woman's shirts really do vary quite a bit, so check out the measurements in each listing and then compare your with favorite shirt. Do not limit yourself to just looking for your usual size, you may be surprised. Finally I do special orders if you need a particular size and I can usually come pretty close or I can change up the colors. So please contact me if you need something special. Hope this helps.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 18, 2017

HUGE DISCOUNTS on all silk scarves.......I have decided to discontinue them, so am having a Clearance Sale.....all scarves will be only $15.00-$20.00 plus shipping and yes, the scarves are 100% silk. So do check them out. These scarves are created using a unique discharge process beginning with a huge block print made from blue insulation foam board.

For the last four months I have been volunteering in Hawaii at the Volcano National Park!! What a wonderful experience. Caring staff were there to share their knowledge and help me along the way. I can't thank them enough. My journey was one that many have taken before and many more will follow.... but each volunteer takes slightly different path as we learn and experience this land of contrast..... till we meet again.

Since I returned home I have been busy working in the yard, planting my veggies and herbs, and trimming trees. My shop is up and running after being on vacation for 4 months. I have been renewing some t-shirts that expired while the shop was on vacation and adding some new designs I finished right before I left. Let me know if I can help you.

I thought that I would explain a little more about discharging because from questions I can tell there is a lot of confusion. The process of discharging involves taking out color. So I start with mostly black t-shirts and I take out some of the color before I go back and redye the t-shirt with procion dyes. It is not a silk screen process where once I make the screen I can just keep printing the same design over and over. It is really a one at a time t-shirt process. I start by drawing my idea or design onto freezer paper, next I cut out all of the parts and pieces and iron them onto the black t-shirt. Check out the black t-shirt with the white freezer paper design, raven and branches on the front page of my shop. The parts that are black when you see a t-shirt posted are where the freezer paper protected the t-shirt from the discharge process. After discharging the t-shirt which is done in a variety of ways, I peel off the freezer paper, and through it away. The process ruins the freezer paper so each time I make even the same idea I have to start from the beginning. Anyway after I peel off the freezer paper, I then wash the t-shirt. Now I am ready to add some color back into the shirt. After the dyed part cures for 24 plus hours I am ready to wash the t-shirt a couple of times to take out the excess dyes. Now I am ready to post it for your viewing pleasure. So as you can see lots of love goes into each item.'o)

This next message is to all of you lovely ladies that drop by and take a look at the woman's t-shirts. I find that different brands of woman's shirts really do vary quite a bit, so check out the measurements in each listing and then compare your with favorite shirt. Do not limit yourself to just looking for your usual size, you may be surprised. Finally I do special orders if you need a particular size and I can usually come pretty close or I can change up the colors. So please contact me if you need something special. Hope this helps.

McKenzie and Ricky Cook Peterson

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McKenzie and Ricky Cook Peterson

About

uNiQue Wearable ART..... shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and scarves created with a variety of process including printing, discharging and dyeing.

My daughter, McKenzie and I started our Etsy Shop in 2011. She took on the task of setting it all up. McKenzie is presently teaching adults English in China. If interested in her adventures, check out her blog "The Passport Saga".

I have a background in art and have dabble in many medias, but for now I am using a variety of processes to create uNIQue shirts. I was working on my Masters in Art Education when my professor gave me this 2 page article on discharging fabric. My assignment was a wall hanging, but fabric was expensive so I bought t-shirts to tweak my discharging skill. I guess the rest is history. But that wasn't the end.... like any art process it evolves and grows. I discharged t-shirts, taught classes and then 10 years later I was volunteering at the YMCA of the Rockies where I was once more introduced to tie dyeing which changed everything. I starting dyeing my discharged t-shirts. What a difference that made in how I created my discharged shirts.
They say life is a journey..... and I believe art enriches that journey.

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Shop members

  • McKenzie Peterson

    Computer Expert

    McKenzie, my daughter, had the tech skills to get our shop up and running. For a short time she also sold jewelry. She moved to China last April to teach English to adults. She is missed, but I am excited that she is following her dream.

  • Ricky Cook Peterson

    Owner, Creator

    Basically this is a one woman show since McKenzie left for China. I make my wearable art using very low tech methods. Discharging, dyeing and screen printing are often combined to create my unique shirts.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 28, 2017
Hey, welcome to our shop! Pull up a chair, grab a snack and relax as you check out our one of a kind t-shirts, sweatshirts and silk scarves. Opening up this Etsy Shop has simply allowed me to keep doing what I love, creating unique stuff for people to wear.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
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  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Presently we accept PayPal, Etsy Gift cards and credit cards.
Shipping
All items are shipped from my studio in Missouri within 3 days. Customs orders usually take up to 2 weeks. In the US I always use Priority Mail which includes insurance and tracking.

Over a year ago the cost to ship items overseas to the UK and Europe went up quite a bit. To ship one t-shirt it was costing around $24.00, yikes. So I have decided not to post international shipping cost in my listings. If you are truly interested in a shirt, let me know.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you, my customers to be happy and excited with your purchase so if for some reason you are not, please contact me within 5 days. I will refund the cost of the merchandise or exchange your item. Your order must be returned within 14 days in mint condition. As I am a small business, you are responsible for the return shipping cost. Returning an item is time consuming and costly so please check the measurements posted for each t-shirt.....brands can vary a lot in size.....do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. All sales on custom orders are final.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome! If you see a design you like but need a different size or color please contact me. If you have an idea you would like to explore, let's discuss it.