iLovetoCreate® Ombré Love T-Shirt

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by Pattie Donham-Wilkinson, iLovetoCreate®

iLovetoCreate® Ombré Love T-Shirt

If you love all things ombré, then the iLovetoCreate® Ombré Love T-Shirt is for you! Start with a plain t-shirt and shade with three colors of Tulip® tie dye using the ombré technique. The large sweeping fabric paint heart gives the shirt some depth too, making this a thoughtful and meaningful Valentine's Day present!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the time to wash/dry shirt nor for the dye to dry.
  • 2
    Wash shirt and do not dry.
  • 3
    Protect work surface with desired cover. Tape cover down to create a stable painting surface. Lay t-shirt flat on this surface.
  • 4
    In empty dye bottles, mix Red, Fuchsia and Purple according to package instructions. Put each color in its own bottle.
  • 5
    Apply Red across neck and shoulders of t-shirt. Use 4 inch paint brush dipped in water to blend dye downward. Rinse brush and refill water cup.
  • 6
    Apply Fuchsia to center section of t-shirt, blending upward into Red section and downward toward shirt bottom. Rinse brush and refill water cup.
  • 7
    Apply Purple to bottom of t-shirt, and blend upward into Fuchsia section with wet paintbrush. Add water or dye as needed to blend colors.
  • 8
    Allow t-shirt to sit overnight on work surface. Then, rinse under cool running water to remove excess dye.
  • 9
    Wash and dry t-shirt as instructed in package directions.
  • 10
    Download and print project template.
  • 11
    Iron freezer paper and template to inside front of t-shirt. Use chalk to lightly sketch a heart shape onto t-shirt.
  • 12
    Use Ebony and 1 inch paint brush to loosely paint a heart shape over sketched design. Let dry. Remove freezer paper from inside t-shirt.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Gildan® T-Shirt 100% Cotton White (sized to fit person wearing it)
  • Tulip® One-Step Dye® Fuschia 100386389
  • Tulip® One-Step Dye® Red 100386388
  • Tulip® One-Step Dye® Purple 100386387
  • Tulip® Soft™ Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Ebony 104519380
  • Tulip® Surface Cover 104514560 or Plastic Tablecloth
  • 3M™ 1/2 inch x 450 inch Scotch Tape 104148438 (to hold down Surface Cover or Plastic Tablecloth)
  • Darice® 1 oz. Applicator Bottles Needle Tip 6 pc. 104710169 or other Clean Plastic Bottles with Lids
  • Nicole™ Crafts Brush Flat 1 104119666
  • Nicole™ Crafts Brush Flat 4 104119669
  • Large Cup Filled with Water
  • Freezer Paper
  • Chalk
  • Iron
Download Project Template