Turn of the Seasons T-Shirt
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Turn of the Seasons T-Shirt

Enjoy the turn of each season with fashion that celebrates Mother Nature's creativity! Blend Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™ in natural hues for a shirt that's in style no matter what season you're wearing it.

Designed by Annette Hough courtesy of iLoveToCreate™.

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

  • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™ - Holiday Green Matte, Olive Matte, Mandarin Orange Matte, Sunshine Yellow Matte, Golden Tan Matte, Chocolate Matte and Gold Glitter
  • Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint - Black Slick
  • Tulip® Fabric Paintbrushes - Multi Round 5 (Pk.)
  • T-shirt - White
  • Cardboard Insert
  • Contact Paper
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Marker - Fine Tip
  • Water Container
  • Foil or Foam Plate for Palette
  • Pattern (download button below)

Project Instructions

Pre-wash and dry T-shirt to remove sizing; do not use fabric softener.

Insert cardboard between layers of shirt to prevent paint seepage.

Print out pattern and trace onto contact paper with fine-tip marker. (You may need to create two or three patterns--see Tip below.) Use a craft knife to cut center of leaf design, leaving outside edges intact. Cut out stencil, leaving about a ½" border around edges of leaf design.

Peel backing from contact paper stencil and place on top left shoulder area of T-shirt as shown. Press firmly around all edges to prevent paint seepage.

Squeeze puddles of Holiday Green, Olive, Golden Tan Matte and Gold Glitter on palette. Brush Holiday Green onto the majority of leaf, starting from the top and working color down to stem. Blend in Olive along the lower leaves and add Gold Glitter onto the leaf tips for a soft shimmer. Peel off stencil and press on shirt underneath first design and slightly to the left.

Add puddles of Sunshine Yellow and Mandarin Orange to palette. Brush Sunshine Yellow onto majority of leaf, with Mandarin Orange accents at the base of leaf, blending color up into the Sunshine Yellow. Add some Olive Green around the edges of a few leaves as well as some Gold Glitter accents. Peel off stencil and repeat to the right of leaf as shown. (Tip: You may need to create a new lead stencil after a few uses.)

Repeat process with two more leaves below the second row, adding more Mandarin Orange with accents of Sunshine Yellow and Golden Tan around edges of leaves. Add Gold Glitter around some of the edges.

Create a fourth row of leaves below the third row, using Golden Tan in the centers of leaves and Chocolate around the edges and down the stems. Brush on a few accents of Gold Glitter. Remove stencil and let paint dry.

Brush swirly accents of Golden Tan randomly around designs. Refer to photo. Brush a coat of Gold Glitter over the top of each swirl. Let dry.

Use Black Slick 3D Fashion Paint to create veins in each leaf as shown. Add Black Slick accents to swirls as desired. Let dry.



Blend paint colors to create different hues.