During my cousin's birthday party, I hit inspiration (imagine that). They were decorating t-shirts with fabric paint, and I decided to mix up my own mini-project. Granted, this isn't a very "complex" or "creative-oh-my-gosh-no-way-stunner" of a project. This is about level 1 in the world of DIY, but I love my new shirt so what the hell, I'll share.
First, You'll need:
- A T-shirt, color of your choice
- a light pencil
- ruler (optional)
- Dimensional fabric paint
- E6000 or fabric glue (for bejeweling if desired)
Start by sketching your design with a light (2H) pencil. I used a ruler to proportion my design. Don't worry too much about pencil marks. Most will be covered or washed away after.
Once your design is ready, apply your desired color of dimensional paint. Start from the center and work out; it makes the applying less messy. Here I used black to stand out against the neon.
After outlining my design, I applied other colors and more intricate designs. Again, I started from the center and worked my way out.
Once your design is finished, let the shirt dry for a full 72 hours before washing. It's important to let the paint completely set.
Afterwards, you may begin gluing additional features on with the E6000 or fabric glue.
Make sure to let the glue dry for about 72 hours.
Once paint and glue are completely set, wash your shirt in cold, turned inside out, and by itself in case it bleeds.
Behold your finished work of wearable art! You'll be the talk of the party in your one-of-a-kind-self-designed shirt. Trust me, you'll feel pretty cool. And artsy-fartsy too.