Monday, April 18, 2011

Painting Your Own T-Shirt

My little sister wanted to buy a Beastie Boys t-shirt but didn't find one that she liked. SO OF COURSE, we had to make one. It is super easy and fun to do at birthday parties. You can paint on stained t-shirts to give them new life! She bought a men's t-shirt from Old Navy for only $5.
 This is a great way to recycle kid's old clothes!
 I used acrylic craft paint and mixed a small amount of textile medium to it.
Then carbon copied the logo that we wanted onto the shirt.
 Don't forget to put cardboard between the front and back of the shirt to prevent bleeding through. (I used a cereal box)
Follow the directions on the textile medium bottle and heat set the fabric after it is dry. 
The darker colors will fade some in the wash but letting it set for a week before washing will help.

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