Show your festive nature this St. Patrick’s Day or just bring yourself some good luck by making and wearing this shamrock shirt.
What you’ll need:
- T-shirt, washed and dried without fabric softener
- Green fabric paint OR green acrylic paint and textile medium
- Gold glitter fabric paint
- 3-D neon green fabric paint
- Cutting board or cookie sheet
- Wax paper
- Heart-shaped foam stamp
How to make it:
- If using acrylic paint, mix with textile medium according to directions on the back of the textile medium bottle.
- Place cutting board inside the t-shirt and then place a piece of wax paper between the cutting board and shirt. (Click for photo.)
- Position the cutting board where you want it.
- Tuck the sleeves, sides and bottom of the shirt underneath the cutting board. (Click for photo.)
- Paint the heart foam stamp with a generous amount of green paint.
- Press the painted heart stamp onto the shirt, and then carefully lift away. (Click for photo)
- Create shamrocks positioning three or four hearts together; they should meet at the heart points. Draw a stem to complete the shamrock.
- When you are finished adding shamrocks to your shirt, allow the green paint to dry for about half an hour.
- Use gold glitter fabric paint to add a gold glow around the shamrocks, spread with a paintbrush or your finger. (Click for photo.)
- Pipe 3-D fabric paint around the border of the shamrocks. (Click for photo.)
- Carefully lift the entire cutting board and shirt and move it to a quiet spot where it will remain undisturbed so it can dry overnight (or at least 6 hours).
- In craft supply stores, fabric paint is usually in a separate section from the regular craft paint. Look for a section specifically geared at painted and embellished clothing.
- If you like, add “Kiss Me I’m Irish” or another fun phrase to your shirt.
- Textile medium is available in your local craft store, usually by the craft paint.
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