DIY tribal print tee
You all know tribal prints, right? Totally in. Very cool in black/white or black/ivory. They work for any season, in the right medium... can be dressed up or down, can be bohemian or girly...
(Few of my recent pins celebrating tribal prints...)
So, I loved the idea of trying my own. My chance came when my blogger friend/friend in real life, Carly, showed up to coffee one morning this summer in this tribal print top she made--using stamps she also made!
I'm so happy that Carly lent me her stamps and I got to try it out for myself!
I used the stamps (I bet you could use a rubber stamp from the store, too), a foam brush, craft paint, and fabric medium.
Here's how I did it!
I made a shirt board out of a couple of paper grocery bags taped together and cut into the shape of the shirt. I think stamping worked particularly well on this dolman sleeve tee rather than a regular tee with a sleeve seam! A tank would also work great.
(Actually was so low on the fabric medium that I just squirted the white paint into the bottle and shook it up. Then I put it directly onto the foam stippler tool, blotted on some extra paper, and then covered the stamp.)
This is the first stamp impression. I couldn't believe how perfect it was!! Carly's stamp was amazing!
Then I added the little arrow stamps going the other direction, all in an approximate pattern. I wasn't too worried about working in perfectly straight lines.
The paint dried so fast, I didn't need to wait long before flipping the tee over and doing the other side.
Ta-da!! Seriously soooooo easy and fun!
I did the same pattern on the back and front.