Flower Power Tank Top

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Click here to see a larger view of this design Kids love to paint, and creating a special shirt to wear is a great way to express their creativity. Make this adorable flower power tank top with your kids, they’ll be sure to show it off to their friends!

You will need

Solid colored tank top

Flower shaped stamps, we used three different sizes

Paintbrush Lime green

3D fabric paint Pink

3D fabric paint

Pink glitter fabric paint

Cardboard

Iron

ALSO: Fabric paint in pink, purple, and yellow OR If you have acrylic paint in these colors, you can use textile medium to make your own fabric paint. Textile medium is available at craft supply stores in the acrylic paint section.

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What you do

// Wash and dry tank top to remove the sizing, do NOT use fabric softener. Lay tank top on a flat surface and insert cardboard inside garment to prevent any paint from seeping through. Using a paint brush, paint the largest flower stamp. Carefully press the stamp down onto the fabric, applying firm but gentle pressure. You don’t want to press too hard as it may blur your design. Repeat this step for the purple flower and for the yellow flower. Allow to dry for 30 minutes before moving on to the next step. Turn the tank top inside out. Place a piece of cloth over the backside of the area that you painted and heat set with an iron on medium setting. To heat set, run the iron gently over the cloth covered painted area (cloth should be covering the back side of the paint, shirt should be inside out), holding iron in place for about 20 seconds. Turn shirt back the right way and insert cardboard again. Use green 3D paint to draw on short lines as leaves. Use the pink paints to fill in the center circles of the flowers. Allow to dry completely, at least overnight. Check manufacturer’s suggestions on the back of the paint tubes. For the longest life of your creation, we recommend washing your garment inside out in cold water, no dryer, or dryer on low or no heat.

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Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.


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