Graffiti Rose T-Shirt
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Graffiti Rose T-Shirt

Link into urban fashion with a shirt that makes a statement! Push the limits of personal style with Tulip® Fashion Graffiti™ products.

Designed by Cheryl Ball, courtesy of iLoveToCreate™, a Duncan Enterprises Company

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Tulip® Fashion Graffiti™ Fabric Paint Cannon™
  • Tulip® Fashion Graffiti™ Cannon Fabric Paint™ (Cosmopolitan, Rush Hour, Blackout)
  • Tulip® Fashion Graffiti™ Stencils™ (Urban Graffiti)
  • Tulip® Fashion Graffiti™ Big Phat Fabric Marker™ (Fire Hydrant)
  • Tulip® Fashion Form™
  • Aleene’s® Fabric Fusion™ Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive™
  • T-shirt, Gray (V-neck for women’s shirt)
  • White Fabric (¼ yard)
  • Gray Fabric (or old gray T-shirt)
  • Headband
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Tablecloth
  • Paper Towels
  • Needle
  • Thread (to match)
  • Ruler
  • Newspaper
  • Blow Dryer (optional)

Project Instructions

Wash shirt to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener. Dry in dryer then iron smooth.


Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth and lay shirt on work surface. Insert Fashion Form into shirt to prevent paint seepage.

Men’s Shirt

Remove chain link fence stencil from stencil package. Place on bottom hem on left side of shirt. Cover edges of stencil with paper towels to prevent overspray.


Pour Blackout Cannon Fabric Paint into Paint Cannon. Pump Paint Cannon following package instructions then spray over stencil. Carefully remove paper towels and place to side. Lift off stencil, flip painted side onto paper towels then wipe off excess paint. Reposition stencil along hem, lining up design elements then repeat step, using new paper towels for each stencil repositioning. Create thicker chain link design elements as you move stencil toward right side of shirt. Refer to photo. Let dry.


Repeat steps for design at hem of left sleeve.


To create spattered effect, hold down spray nozzle halfway and aim where desired. Test on paper towel before starting on shirt. Add spatter over chain link design where shown.

Women’s Shirt

Follow steps used for men’s shirt, stenciling design from left shoulder halfway down shirt and across neckline but stopping before right shoulder. Add spattered effect around neckline as shown. Let dry. Pour remaining color back into bottle and thoroughly clean Paint Cannon.


Place newspaper on work surface then place white fabric piece down center of newspaper. Fill Paint Cannon with Cosmopolitan Cannon Fabric Paint then spray sections along white fabric. Repeat step with Rush Hour Cannon Fabric Paint, making sure to thoroughly clean Paint Cannon between colors. Let dry - a blow dryer will speed this step.


Use Fire Hydrant Big Phat Fabric Marker to add detail to fabric, creating lines and squiggles as desired. Let dry.


Use scissors to make snips 2-inches apart along selvage edge of fabric. Tear fabric along length, starting at snips. Measure and cut one strip to about 30-inches long. Fray one side of strip by removing several threads of fabric along length.


Use needle and thread to sew a basting stitch along unfrayed side down length of strip, slightly gathering fabric along the way. Sew several stitches to secure end then remove needle.


To create rose, swirl fabric, leaving about a 1-inch opening in center. Use needle and thread to sew in a few sectionals through gathered edges to secure. Add a thin bead of Fabric Fusion next to gathered line between layers. Let dry.


To create center of rose, fold other strip in half, right side out, then tie a knot. Add several more knots, adjusting fabric as needed. Insert tails of knot through center of rose, trim ends to 1-inch then glue to back of rose.


Position rose where desired on shirt then glue in place with Fabric Fusion.


On gray fabric or old T-shirt, create several chain link stencil designs following steps above. Let dry.


Apply a thin bead of Fabric Fusion to top of headband, using finger to smooth to edges. Press fabric into place on headband, smoothing fabric as needed.


Use scissors to trim excess fabric to about 1-inch past headband edges on top down to ½-inch at ends. Apply glue to inside of headband, smooth with finger then press edges into place.


Cut an 18-inch length of gray fabric, gather along one edge then form a circle, sewing ends together to secure. Glue into place on top of headband.


To create flowers, tie several knots from remaining painted fabric, trim ends then glue to back of flower. Glue flowers into place. Let dry.



To create a splatter effect, hold nozzle down halfway then pump.