Wild Thing T-shirt by Tulip®
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Wild Thing T-shirt by Tulip®

Take a walk on the wild side of creativity with a fun ombré tie-dye look and your own personalized screen print! Tulip® dyes and ScreenIt™ make it easy!
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Tulip® ScreenIt™ All-In-1 Screen Printing System
  • Tulip® One-Step Dye – Fuchsia, Blue and Purple
  • Tulip® Soft® Fabric Paint -- Glacier White
  • T-Shirt, 100% Cotton – Neon Orange
  • Disposable Plastic Table Cover
  • Paintbrush – 3" or Wider
  • Water Bowl

Project Instructions

Step 1 Machine wash T-shirt without fabric softener to remove sizing. Do not dry.

Step 2 Lay out plastic tablecloth over work surface.

Step 3 Lay out damp T-shirt on prepared work surface.

Step 4 Wearing protective gloves from kit, then prepare dyes as directed.

Step 5 Apply a line of fuchsia dye across T-shirt front about 10" from neckline. Blend with paintbrush dipped in water.

Step 6 Repeat this step with remaining dye colors (blue then purple), applying each line about 3" down from last, ending at the bottom of shirt with purple. Blend each color into the next with wet paintbrush.

Step 7 Let set six to eight hours.

Step 8 Wash and dry T-shirt according to package instructions.

Step 9 Select desired “Wild Thing” font and design and print out image in black ink.

Step 10 Follow directions from ScreenIt™ for burning image to screen.

Step 11 Once screen is ready to use, slip T-shirt onto the foam base of the ScreenIt™ machine. Position screen onto T-shirt and set in place.

Step 12 Using squeegee provided with ScreenIt™ printing system, apply Glacier White paint as desired.

Step 13 Remove screen and wash screen immediately.

Step 14 Let T-shirt dry.

Step 15 Slightly offset position of “Wild Thing” screen onto T-shirt over previous white screened wording. Use squeegee with Ebony Soft(R) paint included in kit. Let dry.


Use an inexpensive disposable hardware store paintbrush to blend dye colors.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Pattie Wilkinson courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.