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December 14, 2014

Staples Series: Graphic Tee

Sydne Style how to wear a graphic tee old navy diy shirt art basel miami(Art Basel, Wynwood Walls, Travel Isle)

In this week’s Staples Series I DIY-ed an Old Navy graphic tee, and then styled it three different ways for Art Basel. Vote on your fave look below. And keep scrolling for a quick tutorial on how to paint your own shirt!

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Sydne-Style-how-to-diy-a-t-shirt-fabric-paint1. When using fluorescent paint, you need to have a base coat of white. I applied two coats of pink two the box already on the tee and let dry.
2. It’s always best to sketch out your design first. After figuring out how I wanted the lettering, I did tried it on wax paper first to see what it would look like before applying paint directly to the fabric.
3. I painted the lettering white first then let dry (you can use a blowdryer for faster drying time).
4. Then I layered pink paint on top. Before it dried, I painted yellow on the bottom of each letter. Then I went back and blended to create an ombré effect.

Tips
*If you mess up (which I did a little!), immediately wet with with a towel to rub out the paint.
*Put a piece of cardboard or thick paper underneath the fabric you’re painting to make sure the paint doesn’t run through to other side

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  1. Kellie Harrion commented:

    Cute DIY! I wish I was creative like that. I would just spill paint eveywhere.. lol!

    Kellie’s Kollection

    Published 12.15.14 Reply

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