Painting a Tshirt with Acrylics

hand painted tshirt

I bought this fabric medium for acrylics and decided to try it out on a tshirt.

I used a cardboard to keep the tshirt flat and masking tape to keep everything in place. I then traced the design with a white pencil and painted on, mixing the acrylic paint with the medium.

hand painted tshirt

I then let it dry overnight. I didn’t heat set it, as I want to see how the paint behaves when washed. Since the design is pretty transparent (not because that’s what I intended, but rather because the medium seems to sort of eat the pigment – does that make any sense to you?) I wouldn’t mind if it would wash a bit more. Hopefully I can get the old tshirt look 🙂

Wouldn’t that be cool? Well, fingers crossed.

9 thoughts on “Painting a Tshirt with Acrylics”

  1. wow, girl, this is fab! the diamond-ish shapes and the color combo are so fresh and cool! but you’re right, it will make a great “old tee” 😉

  2. I love the geometric design! And the fabric dyeing below! And everything!
    I’m gone for a few days and I find lots of wonderful posts when I’m back, nice, very nice.

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