First, wash the shirt to get rid of any residues.
Cover your work surface with plastic to protect it from stains.
Decide whether to paint the shirt wet or dry. If it is damp, the paint will spread quite a bit, so leave some areas unpainted if you don’t want the whole shirt to be dyed. You can also lightly spray a dry garment with water while applying the paint, so that the paint spreads out. Keep in mind that the paint will spread for several hours, so don’t use too much water if you want a more distinct pattern.
Option 1: Drip paint with a pipette and let the fabric soak it up.
Option 2: Drip paint and crinkle up the garment to spread the paint all over.
Lay the shirt flat to dry.
When the shirt is dry, fix the paint with an iron set to cotton without steam for 5 minutes.*
Then it can be machine-washed at 40°C max and should be ironed inside out. Wash the shirt separately the first few times after painting or dyeing.
It’s so much fun to transform something old into something new! We all have a few pieces of clothing that look a little tired. So try giving them a brand new look with fabric paint! One thing is certain: you are guaranteed to end up with a unique, personalised garment. We used thin, watercolour-like fabric paint to create a fabulous, flowing pattern on our T-shirt, but you could also use this paint for tie-dye projects. The fabric paint can be used with clothes that are made of at least 50% cotton (or silk).
*Alternatively, fix the paint in the oven (not silk) at 150°C for 5 minutes, but make sure the garment has no buttons, elastic, or heat-sensitive features. When fixing paint in the oven, it is important to make sure that the fabric does not touch the oven heating element.