Marbled T-Shirt

Marbled T-Shirt

by Tulip |

Item # 09913740P18
Advanced 3-5 Hours

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Tulip Marbling Fabric Dye Kit, Classic
  • White natural fiber T-shirt
  • Plastic surface cover
  • Sheet of plastic slightly larger than shirt being dyed
  • Wooden skewers or toothpicks
  • Washable marker
  • Cardboard insert for T-shirt
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    DIRECTIONS:

    1. Cover work surface with plastic table cover.
    2. Wash and dry T-shirt to remove sizing. No fabric softener.
    3. Wearing protective gloves, prepare Marbling Medium and Marbling Dye following package instructions.
    4. Cover work surface with second layer of plastic sheeting.
    5. Lay out T-shirt on second layer of plastic.
    6. Use washable marker to trace outline of T-shirt onto plastic piece. Remove T-shirt from plastic piece and set aside.
    7. With gloved hands, use fingers to spread an even layer of Medium with traced outline.
    8. Select 1-3 contrasting colors of Marbling Dye.
    9. Apply first dye color in random swirl pattern. Apply 1-2 additional dye colors, overlapping them in random swirl patterns.
    10. Drag skewer or toothpick across color lines to create an abstract marbled pattern.
    11. Insert cardboard between layers of T-shirt. Carefully place fabric project face down on top of Marbling Medium with Marbling Dye. Firmly press down T-shirt on Marbling Medium with dye pattern.
    12. Leave T-shirt face down on surface for 6-8 hours.
    13. After dyes have set, rinse gently under running water or use a sprayer to remove excess dye and medium. To prevent colors from smearing, avoid scrunching fabric while rinsing until dyes and medium are completely removed.
    14. Machine wash T-shirt on Regular sycle with warm water and a small amount of detergent. Wash and dry separately for the first few washes.

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