A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can now organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 297,458
Currently Running With Scissors:
654 Guests and 36 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Sharpie Tie Dye Unicorn T-Shirt  (Read 3839 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial , sharpie , tie_dye_shirt , unicorn , category_featured_project  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
I Sew Cute
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm a Fanatic Friend of Craftster!
Offline Offline

Posts: 7298
Joined: 08-Apr-2008

Take me to the kittens!!! >^.^<


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: January 03, 2014 07:59:36 PM »

The original post that inspired me: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327588.0#axzz2pOF0kWso

I've been wanting to make my little girl a unicorn shirt using this method ever since I first saw the original post.



Here is a tutorial of how I did it.  Smiley

You'll need:
Sharpie pens in any colors you'd like
rubbing alcohol
a t shirt or fabric
sponge brush or watercolor brushes... I used some of my kids' brushes.
a frame of sorts to stretch your fabric so that it doesn't lay flat against any surface.

First I stretched the shirt over a plastic tote lid, so that the shirt itself was raised a bit & not resting flat against the plastic. I figured this would help keep the colors from running where I didn't want them to run. I think if you're doing a small area, an embroidery hoop or q-snap type of frame would work well too.


Next, draw your design on your fabric lightly. The colors are all going to go crazy & bleed into one another, so you don't have to be precise.  Wink


Note: This is what the ink looks like before and after you brush on a little rubbing alcohol.


Then loosely color it in leaving white spaces in between your lines to avoid it getting too muddy looking.


Next, you brush on the rubbing alcohol all over the areas you want the color to explode & run together. Note that it's sometimes going to go where you don't expect it to... as Bob Ross would say, these are happy accidents. Especially on a kiddo's unicorn shirt!  Wink


You can add more color & rubbing alcohol as needed to get your desired effect. I did more linework & shading here...


Finally, you'll want to heat set your sharpie ink before you wash your shirt. I let it dry completely & ironed it.

My little girl loved it! I hope you find yourself inspired to try this method & come up with your own fun designs! Smiley



« Last Edit: January 03, 2014 08:05:11 PM by I Sew Cute » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out Trinkets & Jewelry! Wink
pinterest
blog
twitter
etsy
PixieVal
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There is no right or wrong, when it comes to making art. Making sure that you have fun is the most important part. -Mickey Mouse
Offline Offline

Posts: 7011
Joined: 01-Feb-2009

Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014 08:12:37 PM »

This is really cute, thank you for the tutorial! My daughter and I spent the night in the garage trying to figure out how to use this little airbrushing kit to decorate some of her shirts, but we got the kit at goodwill, and there was a reason it was there apparently! So we were blowing into the back of the markers instead of being able to use the airbrush thing.
The Sharpie method seems like a much cuter and easier way! I can't wait to try it out!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MissingWillow
Global Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 9352
Joined: 31-May-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014 04:51:39 AM »

Who wouldn't love that?!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Farm Life Blog  
I'm a shepherd and have raw fleece.  PM me if you want to swap for some.

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read all about it here
I Sew Cute
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm a Fanatic Friend of Craftster!
Offline Offline

Posts: 7298
Joined: 08-Apr-2008

Take me to the kittens!!! >^.^<


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014 05:33:21 AM »

Who wouldn't love that?!

I know, right? I think I need to make one for myself next!  Cheesy

Thank you for the sweet comments guys!  Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out Trinkets & Jewelry! Wink
pinterest
blog
twitter
etsy
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 29764
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014 07:47:10 AM »

It turned out fab!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

meleriffic
Global Moderator
Clothing Moderator
Toys, Dolls, & Playthings Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5540
Joined: 05-Jan-2009

Avatar by Cris Ortega


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014 08:50:27 AM »

Cute! Thanks for sharing how you made the shirt.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
I Sew Cute
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm a Fanatic Friend of Craftster!
Offline Offline

Posts: 7298
Joined: 08-Apr-2008

Take me to the kittens!!! >^.^<


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014 05:37:25 PM »

Cute! Thanks for sharing how you made the shirt.

Hoping to share more this year! It's one of my resolutions to post more projects on craftster! Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out Trinkets & Jewelry! Wink
pinterest
blog
twitter
etsy
goatgoddess
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4070
Joined: 28-Jun-2005


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014 10:42:42 AM »

how cute - so going to try this - thanks for the tute!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pixidance
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2014 05:46:37 AM »

This turned out amazing!  Thanks for the tutorial.  My daughter and I are going to have to try this Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kjlutz
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5478
Joined: 23-May-2007

Wherever you've been, He's been there


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014 08:30:23 AM »

that looks great, I think I need to try that sometime
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

Currently drowning in the sea called PhD.

Interested in swapping for I-Spy Quilt Squares and Scraps.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Celebs Switch Gowns for Vanity Fair Party
2014 Academy Awards Red Carpet Recap
4 Fashion Trends That Accentuate Your Best Body Features
Oscars 2014 Red Carpet Fashion Roundup
How to Refresh Your Denim for Spring
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Sandwich Wrap
Falling Leaves
Meatless Monday: Provencal Inspired Quiche

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.