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
- 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.