Watercolor T-shirt

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by SEI Design Team

Watercolor T-shirt

Use your creativity and paint designs directly on t-shirts, pillow cases, bags and more with SEI Tumble Dye™. It's pre-mixed for easy use; no rubber gloves, salts or hot water needed.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Prepare your work area by spreading plastic sheeting over your work table and secure it with some tape.
  • 2
    Place a piece of plastic inside a dry t-shit to prevent dye from bleeding through to the back.
  • 3
    Shake the Tumble Dye™ well. Carefully pour a small amount of each color to be used on a plate or in separate bowls (mix colors as desired). For a lighter color, mix a little water into the dye. Test colors and techniques on a piece of paper before applying to your item.
  • 4
    Using a paint brush, apply Tumble Dye as desired. To blend colors, paint close together while dye is still wet. To prevent colors from mixing rinse brushes before using another color. The more water you use, the lighter the color and the more color bleeding will occur. Some color bleeding is always to be expected.
  • 5
    Air dry flat until completely dry.
  • 6
    Heat set in the dryer for 15 minutes.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Gildan®T-Shirt White (100% Cotton)
  • SEI Tumble Dye™ Primary 104550876
  • Plastic Surface Cover
  • Plastic or Cardboard T-shirt form
  • Paintbrush
  • Plate or Small Plastic Containers