Friday, 16 September 2011

DIY: Aztec t-shirt

I love Aztec print and thought I would try and design my own aztec print t-shirt byt using fabric paints. This design was really easy to do you don't have to be an artist to design a top like this. It's just basic colouring in.

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All you need to make this top
-1 White plain baggy top
-4 different colours of fabric paint
-2 paint brushes 1 thin and 1 thick brush
-cardboard
-a soft pencil
-ruler

I place the t-shirt over the cardboard, this is so the fabric paint doesn't print on the otherwise. And to have a flat base so it is easier to draw and paint onto the t-shirt.
At first I tried loads of different designs on a piece of paper and when I was happy with my final design. I drew the design onto the t-shirt with a soft pencil as it's easier to draw on the fabric. And a ruler to get perfect lines.
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When painting the dots on the t-shirt I didn't draw dots with a pencil I just drew a line and free drew the dots. If you have a really steady hand it's so easy to do. I used a black colour for the dots.
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Imagery by Floralpolkadot

I started to paint the triangle shapes. I found it easier to draw the outline of the triangle with a paint and then colour the middle in. I used a red on the first triangle but you can use any colour you want.
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imagery by Floralpolkadot
Imagery by Floralpolkadot

I then used a navy blue to colour in the line of triangles.and I used a silver paint to colour in the other triangle. I wasn't to sure about the metallic paint but it works really well with the navy. But shin it's up to you which colours you want to use.
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imagery by Floralpolkadot
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Imagery by Floralpolkadot

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imagery by Floralpolkadot

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To finish off the t-shirt I free hand drew mini lines in a row. The lines do nit have to be perfect. This makes the t-shirt a little better. I used a red paint to finish it off but it's up to you which colour you want to use. I then added more dots the t-shirt.
imagery by Floralpolkadot

imagery by Floralpolkadot

voila at the t-shirt is done
Leave it to dry for about an hour or so and your ready to go.


1 comment:

  1. This was such a great idea! I'm going to find an old t-shirt now.. :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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