Introduction: Revamp a T Shirt With Puff Paint

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My family and I have been experimenting around with knit t-shirts and decided to try giving them a lift with puff paints and a   stencil.  This instructable is quick and easy to do requiring very little supplies.  

Step 1: Supplies

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T shirt
Puff Paint  we used one puff and one regular 
Cardboard for protecting surface

Step 2: Before Painting

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Here is what the shirt looked like before we painted it.

Step 3: Prep Work

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We took a similar piece of fabric and painted the scrap to get an idea of what to expect. 
If using a new t-shirt the paint instructions recommends washing and drying before applying the paint.  
Then we painted the shirt.

Step 4: Positioning Stencil

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Position the stencil where you want it.
Holding the stencil in place begin painting inside the stencil.
Lift the stencil off very carefully as not to smudge the painted shirt.
Allow to dry 4 hours.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

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After painting the stencil we added our own little touches.

Step 6: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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I have an appreciation for puff paints that I did not have before.  We both loved this shirt.  I am making more of these in the future for my family and friends.  
Thank you for stopping by and please do have a Happy Fourth Of July!


pecospearl (author)2012-07-02

Love this idea.

sunshiine (author)pecospearl2012-08-03

Thanks! I loved the owl! Good to see your smiling face!

bajablue (author)pecospearl2012-07-03

Me, too! Puff paint is fun stuff!!!!

sunshiine (author)bajablue2012-07-03

I liked this paint because it looked classy. Thanks for commenting and have a bang out of your 4th!

sunshiine (author)pecospearl2012-07-02

I loved this one. Thanks for commenting.

canucksgirl (author)2012-07-01

Very nice idea. Looks great.

sunshiine (author)canucksgirl2012-07-01

Thanks! We have had so much fun! They are leaving tomorrow :(

theeoddname (author)2012-07-01

I love the Owl. Adds a little zest to the T.

sunshiine (author)theeoddname2012-07-01

Oops I meant to post my comment here: Thanks for commenting and for the compliment! Have a happy 4Th!

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