Monday, April 2, 2012

DIY: Tribal Print V-neck

This project was inspired from blogger Sweet Verbena. She recently posted an AWESOME DIY project of a Tribal Pattern Tee. With summer on the brink, kind of, bright colors are more than necessary. I created a pattern for my tee and it was smooth sailin' from there. Clever and Catchy even used my pattern on a canvas tote for the beach and it looks awesome!

This is my take on the Tribal Print Shirt, and the steps I took:

First I created a design in Adobe Photoshop. It is really easy if you are familiar with the program.
I printed out the design, to scale, so I could trace it onto freezer paper.
Then I went back into Photoshop to figure out which colors looked good where. Since it was already designed, I just threw on the color. It was nice to see/plan the colors before hand.

Items you will need:
Freezer Paper
A Printed Design or free hand it if your awesome like that!
Exacto Knife
Acrylic Paint
Foam Brush
Cardboard: to fit in shirt

When you have printed out your design to trace, well, start tracing :)
MAKE SURE you trace on the NON-shiny side. That is the wax that will stick to your shirt.

Then, with an exacto knife, start cutting out the pieces.

Next, iron on your pieces, remember, shiny side facing your shirt. 
Ironing only takes a couple seconds, easy peasy.

Put something in the shirt so the paint doe not bleed to the other side of it.
I used cardboard from an old shoebox.

Now the best part: Once the paint is dry, peel off the freezer paper and voila! 


  1. I love your t-shirt!

    - Victoria

  2. this outfit looked even cuter in person, if thats possible! love it. love it. LOVE IT.