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diy screenprinted tee // daily buzz style 9×9

DIY Bulldog Tee
DIY Screenprinted Tee

I was super stoked to be chosen to participate in the August 9×9 on Daily Buzz Style! As a contributor, I had the opportunity to choose any of their Top 9 posts and use it as inspiration to create something. This recent post totally caught my eye, and I found myself wanting to get my DIY on! So using all of those awesome animal prints as inspiration, we’re diving into the world of DIY screenprinting and making ourselves a cute little French bulldog tee!

If you want to join in, here’s what you’ll need:

  • plain tee
  • craft paint
  • embroidery hoop
  • porous fabric (tulle, nylon stockings, and sheer curtain panels all work)
  • foam brush
  • computer & printer
  • Sharpie
  • Mod Podge
  • small paintbrush
  • scrap cardboard

Start by printing the design you’d like on your tee. Stretch your fabric across your embroidery hoop and trace your design onto the fabric with the Sharpie. Then, paint Mod Podge on all the negative space; anywhere you don’t want paint. Get a couple of thick coats on and let them dry thoroughly. When  you’re drying your Mod Podge, lean the hoop up against something so that air can flow freely on both sides. (Don’t let it dry laying down, as this might cause it to stick to whatever is beneath it.) Insert a piece of cardboard between layers of your tee to protect it and set your screen where you’d like it on the shirt. Press paint through the screen using the foam brush.

DIY Screenprinting
When you’ve carefully pressed paint through all of the portions of your design, slowly lift the screen off of the tee.
DIY French Bulldog Tee
Let it dry and then rock it out! I love wearing this little guy under a blazer; I like how it’s kind of structured and kind of playful. And didja check out those shoes? The folks at Matisse sent me those and I’m loving them! They’re the Tommie bootie, and you can get ’em in brown as well.  An awesome crossover from late summer to fall. Have fun! xoxo
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  1. I really like this idea a lot and want to thank you for posting it. Reading other comments answered my questions and would like to add a suggestion to Amanda and anyone else that might hit that snag.

    The suggestion is to use parchment paper as a separator to keep the mod podge and paint from drying on the shirt. I use it with a lot of my airbrush fabric paint and glue projects. It’s practically water proof and nothing (and I do mean nothing) will stick to it. I’ve used mod podge. super glue, epoxy glue and triple thick (it’s a gloss finish I know but with how I use it it also works as a glue) The only downside is it will wrinkle where the paint and mod podge sit so I add to the suggestion that you lay another piece down on top of it and put something heavy on top to prevent that. It also is helpful if you are a apartment crafter like me and can’t make too much of a mess experimenting crafts. Hope it helps

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