Saturday, 11 February 2012
Wear your heart on your T-shirt
For Valentine's this year I've made a T-shirt for Ruby to wear. It was very simple, and kids could do their own, but we'd done a lot of painting that day and frankly she'd had enough and got bored!
a plain TShirt (clean and ironed)
a heart shaped paper doily (you can get these in Poundland)
Dylon fabric paint (I used Deep Pink)
low tack tape such as masking tape
buttons to embellish (optional)
Place a protective layer of cardboard or plastic inside the t-shirt to prevent the paint seeping through to the back. Lay your garment our flat and position the doily where you want it, gently taping around the edges to hold in place.
Apply the fabric paint with the sponge to the doily stencil. Don't use too much or it will saturate the paper and tear it. Work all around the stencil, removing the tape as you go - remove the tape before you get paint on it, otherwise it will rip.
Once you've covered the whole area, carefully peel off the doily and leave to dry for a few hours. Use a hot iron to seal the image and make it washable - place a clean cloth over the top and iron for a couple of minutes on high heat.
Embellish with buttons and wear with love!
Happy Valentine's Day x