Since I'm the social media specialist for a craft company, I see lots of projects and gets lots of ideas on DIYs I think would be fun to try! Every now and then, I actually take a break from posting and actually create something. This is one such time! Inspired by the cool Tulip Fabric Marker watercolor
technique Pattie created last year, and my love of neons and geometrics, I bring to you this fun tee I whipped up in about an hour!
What you need:
– Masking tape
– White cotton t-shirt
– Water bowl
– 1" bristle or foam brush
Rip off masking tape and arrange in pattern as shown. Your pattern could take on a different pattern or geometric angles than mine, and that's totally ok! Mask off a pattern that fits your personal style!
Use the brush tip of the marker to outline inside each triangle.
Load your paintbrush with water, and pull in the colors to the center. The marker will start to bleed toward the middle.
Continue doing this process with the rest of the triangles. For some of the triangles, I went in and added a pop of another neon color.
This is what my design looked like before I peeled away the tape.
I had gotten a little sloppy and heavy-handed with my paintbrush and water, so as you can see, a few of the colors bled under my taped off areas. I wasn't super jazzed about this look, so I picked up a black fabric marker...
...and outlined around each of the triangles. Don't add water to these black outlines. Let the shirt dry entirely if you want to keep them sharp and crisp! If you don't you'll get slightly watercolored edges like mine. I personally think they are cool and artful! I think this gave definition to the triangles and help tie the look together, so it didn't turn into a total craft fail!
Here's some details of my finished project!
I like the bleeding look!
Do you think is a project you'd like to try?