Graffiti Face Value Tee
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Graffiti Face Value Tee

This is one project you can definitely take at face value! Make a fashion statement with bold color from the Tulip® Fashion Graffiti™ Starter Kit™. Designed by Suzie Shinseki, courtesy of iLoveToCreate™, a Duncan Enterprises Company
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Tulip® Fashion Graffiti™ Starter Kit™
  • Tulip® Fashion Form™
  • T-shirt, White, 100% cotton
  • Paintbrushes: No. 4 Liner, No. 6 or 8 Round, 1½-inch flat
  • Plastic Tablecloth
  • Plastic containers (2)
  • Gray Chalk Pencil
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Plastic Wrap

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Prewash T-shirt, dry and press. Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth and lay shirt on work surface. Wrap plastic wrap around Fashion Form and place between layers of shirt.

Step: 2

Wearing plastic gloves, prepare Fuchsia dye according to directions on box. Pour a small amount of Fuchsia dye into a plastic container.

Step: 3

Using a dry 1½ flat paintbrush, dip into dye and dry brush horizontal lines across shirt. Refer to photo. Repeat in certain areas to make sure dye saturates fabric yet maintains a dry brush look. Let dry.

Step: 4

Flip pattern over and trace with gray chalk pencil. Flip back over and place chalk side down on center of shirt. Rub hands over design to transfer design in chalk onto shirt.

Step: 5

Prepare the Black dye and pour into other plastic container. Using the No. 4 Liner brush, paint in facial details. Paint over a second time to make sure dye has saturated fabric.

Step: 6

Position Bleeding Heart stencil on T-shirt and tape down to secure. Brush Black into the stencil then remove stencil.

Step: 7

Using the No. 6 or No. 8 Round brush, paint in “LOVE” across the top of shirt as shown. Paint a rough outline of butterfly with the Liner and make a few lines, smudges and spatters with Black dye.

Step: 8

Let dye set 6 to 8 hours or longer for most intense colors. Remove shirt from Fashion Form and fully rinse T-shirt in warm water until all extra dye is removed and water runs clear. Fill washer to large load setting with hottest water suitable for the T-shirt fabric and a small amount of laundry soap. Dry in dryer. Wash and dry separately the first few washes.

Step: 9

Remove plastic wrap from Fashion Form then place Fashion Form in between layers of shirt.

Step: 10

Use yellow and green Paint Taggers to add abstract designs, words, etc. to personalize your graffiti T-shirt.


Let the first color of dye dry thoroughly before brushing in the details with second color.