iLovetoCreate Footprints at the Shore T-Shirt

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by Sue Shinseki, iLovetoCreate

iLovetoCreate Footprints at the Shore T-Shirt

Create your own beachwear with the iLovetoCreate Footprints at the Shore T-Shirt. It exemplifies that serene feeling of sand between the toes when you first leave your shoes behind on that therapeutic walk on the beach!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the time to wash t-shirt, rinse the t-shirt nor the time for the dyes to dry.
  • 2
    Wash t-shirt, but do not dry.
  • 3
    Cover work surface with plastic table cover. Lay out t-shirt flat on covered work surface.
  • 4
    Prepare Orange and Yellow dyes as indicated on the package instructions. Pour each into individual clean containers. Add some water to each to dilute. Fill last plastic container with water.
  • 5
    Dip paintbrush #6 into Yellow dye and brush across at an angle leaving space in between.
  • 6
    Dip 3/4 inch brush into the Orange and brush across the White areas of shirt blending into the Yellow sections. Let t-shirt set for 6-8 hours.
  • 7
    Rinse fabric in warm water until water runs clear. Remove rubber bands.
  • 8
    Fill washer to large load setting with hottest water suitable for fabric and a small amount of non-bleach laundry detergent. Wash and dry separately for the first few washes.
  • 9
    Insert Fashon Form or piece of cardboard between layers of t-shirt.
  • 10
    Use water to dilute some Chocolate on palette, dip brush into paint and spatter over front of tee to simulate sand. Let dry.
  • 11
    Download and print project template. Use pencil to trace flip flop pattern onto piece of freezer paper. Leave approximately 2 inch margin around and cut out.
  • 12
    Position template on t-shirt and iron on making sure all edges are sealed.
  • 13
    Use craft sponge to pounce Glacier White into template. Let dry.
  • 14
    Use diluted Chocolate and 3/4 inch paintbrush to paint outline around flip-flops.
  • 15
    Use same template to create footprints stencil(s). Reposition on t-shirt, press into place. Repeat for as many footprints as desired (depending on how many footprints you are making, you may need to buy more paint).
  • 16
    On palette, mix Glacier White and Chocolate to create a Light Brown color. Sponge this Light Brown on the upper and lower areas of footprints, and add streaks across the center with sponge. Let dry.
  • 17
    With smaller paintbrush, lightly freehand Royal Blue straps on flip-flops. Let dry. Add diluted Royal Blue highlights and shadowing to straps.
  • 18
    Paint Light Green (from the multi-pack) swirls on flip-flops. Loosely brush line of Royal Blue in Light Green swirls and paint in the straps. Let dry.
  • 19
    Freehand seashells in sand. Paint with Glacier White and diluted Chocolate. Add a stroke of same color under shells to add dimension. Let dry.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Tulip One-Step Dye Yellow 100386390
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Chocolate 104519393
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Glacier White 104519378
  • Tulip Fabric Spray Paint 9 pc. 104554067
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Royal Blue 104519387
  • Gildan 100% Cotton T-Shirt White (Sized to Fit Person Wearing It)
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Round Size 6 104118924
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Wash Size 3/4 104118914
  • Craft Sponge
  • Disposable Plastic Tablecloth
  • Iron
  • Freezer Paper
  • 3 Plastic Containers
  • Foil or Foam Plate for Palette
  • Scissors or Craft Knife
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
Download Project Template