Thanks for stopping in! Today I wanted to share a quick little tutorial that can be done on basically any old shirt that needs a little sprucing up. Plus, it's super easy and inexpensive! Here's what you'll need:
- a plain t-shirt
- acrylic paint
- wax paper
- pencil and sharpener
- foam sheet
- paint brush
- wooden peg (optional; see first image below for usage)
First, I created a triangular stamp by cutting out three congruent triangles from my foam sheet, gluing them, and stacking them together. I then created a handle for my stamper out of a wooden peg that I found in the wood-crafts section at my local craft store.
Once the glue holding my stamp together had had enough time to dry, I threw some black paint down on a palette made of wax-paper and started stamping away, first onto the front pocket of my shirt.
Then I stamped a triangle design around the shirt's collar.
After my triangles were stamped on, I still felt like something was missing...
I created a small circular stamp, this time using a pencil. In order to make smaller circles, I ran my unsharpened pencil through a sharpener until it was shaved down to my desired size.
Then I proceeded to stamp on little dots with my pencil, accenting wherever I found it necessary.
To add some color, I painted dark red outlines along the shirt's front neckline, outlined the pocket, and painted colorful rings around the sleeves.
I found heavy cylindrical objects around the house to place inside the sleeves and hold them in place for painting and drying. (I weighed down the other sleeve with a large candle!)
Once finished, I left my shirt on the table overnight to allow the paint to dry.
After the paint has dried, it's all done! Enjoy your one-of-a-kind wearable work of art! Thanks for reading!