Thursday, August 8, 2013

DIY Tutorial: Permanent Marker T-Shirt Transfer


Well, this would be the end of small activities with LilG. Soon she will be back to school, so we are getting ready for this coming school year.

We already bought some new school clothes, however she wanted to personalize some of the pieces. She used a white v-neck shirt to transfer a faded white tiger, her favorite animal, onto it. She is crazy about them!

She searched the internet for white tiger images, she chose the one she liked most, which was a very difficult task considering she likes all of them.


She printed the image on normal paper and traced it with sharpie colored markers.


She cut the shirt’s sleeves and placed cloth in between the layers to prevent the image from being transferred to the back.



She then placed the image upside down on the shirt’s face and sprayed it with rubbing alcohol. Carefully using the iron she pressed the paper with her design, spraying repeatedly and allowing time for the ink to be transferred onto the shirt and pressing again.


Once checking the image was transferred, she used glow in the dark paint and glitter to give it a sparkly neon finish.


Her shirt, glows in the dark and looks amazing! I sewed lace sleeves onto it and here it is, her own finished project. We will not forget this summer of fun projects!

~ Gabby ~

4 comments:

  1. Print with the marker is amazing, it is looking cool. When we print on child's tees than we can use cartoon prints.

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  2. NICE...may I ask what's the purpose of the "rubbing alcohol"? TIA ;D

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  3. What a great idea. I love that shirt so much I want one for myself!

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