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DIY Cityscape ColorShot Shimmer Tee

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I don't know about you, but I love big cities! There's something so enchanting about the skyline and high-rise buildings against a sky lit with shimmering stars. If you can't hang out in a big city all of the time, you can still channel the vibes with a cityscape tee! Check out how easy it is to make your own with a freezer paper stencil and Tulip® ColorShot® in Silver Shimmer.


What you need:

- Tulip® ColorShot® Instant Fabric Color - Silver Shimmer 
- Tulip® Soft® Fabric Paint - Platinum Metallic
- Black T-shirt
- Freezer paper
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Iron
- Paintbrush

First you'll want to wash your shirt to remove any sizing from the fabric (sans fabric softener) and iron it smooth. Print your favorite cityscape design from the internet and trace onto a piece of freezer paper (or draw your own if that's how you roll). Cut out your design and iron waxy side down onto your shirt to create a temporary seal. Use paper towels or freezer paper to cover any exposed areas of your shirt that you don't want color on to protect from potential overspray.

Spray one light coat of Silver Shimmer over the top of your shirt and let dry. Spray an additional coat on the portion that's closest to the cityscape design to create the effect of more light emanating from the buildings. Let dry and add one more coat in this same area if you think it needs a little more shimmer. Once you're happy with the color, let dry and then remove the freezer paper stencil. 

Use Platinum Metallic Soft Paint and a paintbrush to create stars above the cityscape. Let dry completely before wearing!

Now you're ready to shine! 


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Published Date

June 14, 2016