Sunday, August 14, 2011

T- Shirt refashion - Tutorial

In a previous post I showed you the product from Ryher that I recently discovered. Let me show you how I made these T-Shirts.


You will need: MyStyle special glue, fine flitter, fabric paints (I use Marabu), stencils, stencil fixative spray, rub- off foils and optional hot set stones.


Lets make the chick t-shirt first. The idea for the bird t-shirt is the same, except I combined the rub off foil with the flitter.

Place the stencil on your t-shirt and apply some of the glue. This stencil is not self adhesive, so I used some temporary spay- on adhesive.


 Spread it with a brush making sure that you have a good coverage, but be careful not to overdo it. Be careful not to get any of the glue under the edges of the stencil or you will not get crisp lines. I did it from the outside onto the inside. As you can see, we had a stain on this t-shirt that I could not get out. No problem. Got covered with the chicken:)


Cover the glue with the fine flitter. Remove the stencil carefully and carefully shake off the rest of the flitter into a bowl. You can save the flitter for making other pictures or the rainbow fish. Iron to set according to the manufacturers instructions.


Remove the left over flitter and proceed to do the other colors in the same manner.


I did not want everything with flitter, so I used some fabric paints.


I added some hot set stones. First, I wanted to do the lettering in stones, but realized that I did not have enough of the same color, so I used a glitter fabric paint liner.


The plastic eye is the kind that you can sew on. This project is washable (turn it inside out) at 40 degrees Celsius. Cute, right?

For the birdie t-shirt, I used a screen printing stencil from Ryher. It is self adhesive. I spread the glue with the special rake, placed the rub off foil shiny side up and ironed according to the manufacturers directions. Next I dabbed some more of the glue and put some flitter on top and ironed it again. Voila! Also washable.


Next week I will show you how I made those:


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7 comments:

  1. wow those look great!! the Chick one is my favorite :)

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  2. What fun products! I've never seen that glitter that really covers well. That little bird shirt is very cute.
    I'm your newest follower, too.

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  3. You have such a cute site! I am so happy you found me so I could follow you back. Have you linked up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party yet? I would love for you to do so... http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/14/blog-party-3/

    I look forward to blogging with you!

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  4. You are so much more of an artist than I am! I don't know if I could do it nearly as well. I love how your cute designs turned out!

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  5. Awww these are so adorable! I especially love the two owls :)

    I was brought here by your link at Vanilla Bean!

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  6. So fun - I bet my boys would enjoy making some shirts

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  7. LOVE IT!! So creative and inspiring :) Thanks for linking up :)
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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