Sunday, May 29, 2011

Magic Shirts Tutorial

The excitement for our summer Disney trip has been building. I had been trying to come up with an idea for some one of a kind tshirts for my kids to wear on the trip over to Disney World, but was having no luck coming up with the perfect magical shirt. Then while picking up some trims for another project I came across Tulip Color Change fabric paints. These 3D paints go on white, but once you step into the suns UV light colors appear magically. What better shirts for their first trip to the Magic Kingdom than "Magic" shirts. After some trial and error I finally figured out how to make the magic paints work on dark colored tshirt.
Want to make your own?
Here's how:

T shirt
Card board (for inside the shirt)
Tulip Slick dimensional fabric paint black & white
Tulip Color Change fabric paint: red, blue, green (other colors available)
foam brush
stencil (or freehand your design onto the shirt)

Step 1: Place your stencil on your shirt and outline it with the black Tulip paint. Allow to dry.

Step 2: Fill in black outline with white paint. You may need 2-3 coats. Allow to dry.
Step 3: Paint in design (I chose stripes) using Tulip Color Change paints.

Step 4: Out line design with white paint. Allow to dry overnight.

 Step 5: Head outside into the sun and watch you white design "magically" turn to color.

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