Picture of Ink Blot T-shirt
Make a t-shirt in the style of a Rorschach ink-blot. The resulting design will be essentially random but laterally symmetrical.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
You'll need:
- a t-shirt; either white or light-colored
- a piece of corrugated cardboard, roughly the size of your t-shirt
- t-shirt paint; black or other dark color
- thumb tacks or a stapler

Crease the cardboard lengthwise down the center.

The thumb tacks need to be flat. Push pins won't work. Staples might work if you don't have tacks.
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lets all take a walk made it!26 days ago
I used acrylic craft paint instead of fabric paint. I was a little afraid to go crazy with the paint, but I like how it came out so it doesn't matter!
bajecat2 years ago
Just cover the cardboard in plastic wrap or wax paper and the tee shirt will come off easily
McGrep3 years ago
Fun idea. My shirts are still drying, I'll post 'em up later.

I used some binder clips instead of pins/adhesive spray and it turned out just peachy.
feistydonut3 years ago
That is such a great idea!
ilpug3 years ago
I see a bull or some kind of large angry animal. I must do this, because of the simplicity and the large amounts of boring monochromatic shirts I have.
Jsquared243 years ago
That actually looks like the dog that rorsach killed when he was finding that pedophire murderer!!
Jar Sqwuid4 years ago
It's a goat!
*gasp* it totally is!
gallius3 years ago
I was immediately enthralled by this idea, and ventured forth to replicate it with a female compatriot of mine. The only problem I ran into was that I let the paint sit for too long, and ended up with some cardboard stuck on the inside of the shirt. Other than that, the results were pretty awesome:
doze3 years ago
I see a spider or a bug but I can totally see the bull
Foxtrot703 years ago
If all you see is a bunch of ink blobs and stray lines. What does it mean? OMG!!! I am brain dead or have no imagination or, BOTH!
hmmm.... dare i say it. I see two girls one cup.
Definitely: 2 girls 1 cup
uhomeniuk4 years ago
i see a guy sitting in the middle with two chicks facing each other drinking from glasses atop the guy's head
I see a happy fish-man coming out of the ocean.. What does that say about me? :P
Rskate24 years ago
If you turn it 90* clockwise it looks like a motorcycle riding along side a still pond. Pretty COOL!!!
scolon4 years ago
it looks like a spider
Nyxi4 years ago
:) I was making this for a 16 y/o boy and bought the "neon green" soft fabric paint by tulip from Michael's . Avoid this color unless you're into glitter. I learned the hard way
Paris1214 years ago
Made a few for Christmas presents. Can hardly wait to see how they like them. I'm making one for me next! Thanks for a great project!
Whales4 years ago
HOw well does this hold to washing? would it just depend on what paint you used?
It would be best to use acrylic or fabric colors since they won't fade away or get spoilt due to washing. Also, after the paint has dried, iron it on the reverse after 72 hours to ensure the color is fixed well, but this is optional.
Natreerose5 years ago
Just made one! Looks pretty cool :)
...my boyfriend modeling my ink blot tee (he's aaalll mine, ladies) ;)
It looks like a mustache..Oh wait i wasn't looking at at the shirt.
Allonsy4 years ago
oh, sorry, here it is.
Allonsy4 years ago
a much simpler way is to just put a piece of card paper or cardboard in the shirt, randomly splat the fabric paint on and fold it roughly in the middle. no need for all the pins and stuff. here's mine.
FreakQueen5 years ago
i see a cow!
So do I!!
Wonderful!!! Hint: doublesided tape (the clear, thin kind) works well instead of tacks and spares the shirt from the holes.
... does anyone else see pedobear?
I hope you aren't referring to me.
Another alternative is to use remount spray, which basically turns whatever you spray it on to feel like the sticky part of a post-it note. Don't spray too much onto the card, or it will transfer onto the inside of the shirt and bind grime to the fabric.
HOMEsplice5 years ago
I see a bull.
I see two Mew-two's looking at each other while flying up.
100% a bull. but thats still a sweet design dude. and awesome concept
Yep, now I see it to :D
so do i.
If you cover the cardboard with clear vinyl contact paper it shouldn't stick but if it does it will peel off easier and you can continue to use it over and over
skimmo5 years ago
looks like an angel!
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