Hints of Hibiscus T-Shirt
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Hints of Hibiscus T-Shirt

What makes this tee so special is the subtle presence of the beautiful hibiscus blooms on the dyed shirt. Use Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™ as a resist before you add the bold teal dye for a soft blended look. Tulip® dimensional paint and crystals offer just the right finishing touches.

Designed by Suzie Shinseki, courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™

 

Material List

  • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™, 4 oz. – Glacier White Matte and Ebony Matte
  • Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint – Black Slick
  • Tulip® One-Step Dye – Teal
  • Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Crystals, 100 Pack – Black
  • Tulip® Cordless Heat-Setting Tool
  • T-shirt, 100% Cotton – White
  • Cardboard Insert
  • Freezer Paper
  • Pencil
  • Craft Knife
  • Iron
  • Craft Sponge
  • Foil (or Foam Plate)
  • Plastic Tablecloth
  • Spray Bottle with Water
  • Paintbrush – ¼" Flat
  • Pattern (download button below)
 

Project Instructions

Wash T-shirt in cool water, dry and press.

Enlarge pattern to desired size to fit along one side of T-shirt.

Trace pattern (download below) onto freezer paper, then cut out stencil using craft knife. Position stencil on T-shirt and iron on, making sure edges are well sealed.

Insert cardboard between layers of T-shirt to prevent paint seepage.

Use craft sponge to pounce Glacier White paint along edges of flower, lightly gradating to center area. Pounce a second coat along edges and stem for a bolder white. Let dry. Remove cardboard insert.

Lay plastic tablecloth on work surface and T-shirt on top. Spritz with water to dampen.

Prepare Teal dye as directed. Pour prepared dye in empty spray bottle and spray back of T-shirt. Turn over to front and spray. Let dye set six to eight hours.

Machine wash T-shirt with soap in cool water. Dry and press with iron on reverse side of painted flower.

If desired, brush more Glacier White along flower edges and stem to make them pop.

Brush a little Ebony in center of flower.

Using black dimensional paint, draw strands coming from center for stamens. Make dots on ends of stamens. Let dry.

Use Tulip® Cordless Heat-Setting Tool to heat set crystals randomly around flower as desired.

Tips

Use Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™ as resist and paint floral prior to dyeing.