Last weekend my granddaughters were down and we got out the Tulip fabric paints, stamps, t-shirts, and shoes and had a great time. DIY painted t-shirts were the second thing we worked on, first it was the shoes. We worked on the projects down in the basement and I put a vinyl tablecloth on the table to protect it from the fabric paint spray. Note: there was a LOT of over spray.
The girls also used my fabric paint markers and stamps on the shoes. I put Painter’s Tape around the bottoms of the shoes before we started painting them. I forgot to take pictures of the shoes when they were all done, can’t believe I did that!
LuAnn Kessi has a website called Permission 2 Play where she shares all kinds of fun things. She shared Graffiti Sneakers and that is where I got the idea to do this project with my granddaughters. I meant to get a pair for myself but…..forgot.
Next it was time to work on the t-shirts. I always watch for t-shirts on sale and get them all washed before the girls come over. I think from now on I am going to stick with just white t-shirts as the paints and stamps show up better on white.
I was really surprised at the amount of over spray from the bottles and made sure to wipe up the paint right away. If you don’t press all the way down when spraying you seem to get blobs of paint. I think I might dilute some of the paints next time and see if that makes it easier for the girls to use.
I tapes some freezer paper to the wall to help catch some of the over spray.
I’ve also been buying lots of rubber stamps lately, at least I can say they are getting used!The stamps really show up well on the white t-shirt.The girls enjoyed modeling their new shirts.
I remember the first time using the fabric paints with the girls…….2014. My It’s All About the Kids post.
These are the same fabric paints that I used for my DIY Paint Fabric Art Mini Quilt.
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