Friday, 24 May 2013

DIY Ink Blot Tee



I tried out this technique or tshirt printing last week with my BooHoo DIY but I thought the whole idea of creating these mirrored butterfly effect prints would look even better on a plain white tee. I went for the cropped look with this one but any neutral pale coloured tee would work really well. I've called this my Ink Blot Tee as it reminds me of those personality tests developed in psychiatry. 


Plain Cropped Tshirt
Fabric Paint in Black
Old Paintbrush
Piece of Cardboard



Your cardboard will be placed inside your tee and fold together to squash the fabric paint
You need two pieces sellotaped together or one big piece that you have pre-folded.
Pop the cardboard inside your tshirt.
Add splashes and streaks of fabric paint in a random pattern 



I needed to add a little water to my fabric paint as it was a bit too fast-drying for this DIY.
Adding the water will let the paint 'bleed' on your fabric and create a watercolour effect.



When you fold your card the tshirt folds in half too and you can press your pattern firmly together.
Slowly peel back to reveal the ink blot design!


to see more DIYs from me visit my DIY Fridays homepage for the full archive.

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23 comments

  1. Love this, might have to give it a whirl!

    Kerry x

    WWW.KERRALINA.CO.UK

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  2. love this DIY! will definitely have to get my hands on some fabric paint to try this

    Sarah
    xoxo

    http://absolutelysarahx.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this! Really want to give it a try now!

    Natasha xx

    http://fashionlottery.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. such a cool idea!Where did you get the croped tee from?
    smozzy
    xxx
    http://youonlyliveonceenjoyit.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. This looks so cool! Definitely something to try xo

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  6. Love this top, Such a great idea! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  7. Another great diy! Must try! xx

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  8. This is a great idea to create a unique piece. Love it x

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  9. This looks really cool and easy, I may have to try this. Thanks for sharing. c:

    http://janiecyxo.blogspot.ca/

    xo, Janiecy

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  10. great idea! The top looks so cool! :)

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  11. I love this idea, such an easy way for a gorgeous design!

    Love it, Ashley xo

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  12. Your DIYs are always amazing
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  13. Can't believe you made this yourself, you always do great DIY's. The shirts a beaut xx

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  14. Your tee looks great, can't believe you made that design yourself

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

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  15. This is awesome!! Always loving your DIY :D

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  16. omg you can totally sell this tee! awesome DIY and you are so skilful at handling ink on the t shirt!

    I would really appreciate it if you'd check out my latest outfit post :)
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Gwen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  18. SUCH a good idea! I'm going to try this tomorrow, fingers crossed!

    Fashionpandaa xox

    Fashionpandaa.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I am glad to found such useful T-shirt printing post. I really increased my knowledge after read your post which will be beneficial for me.

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  20. wow this is georgeous, i will give it a try . Looks beautiful !!

    www.girlswithflavour.com

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