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Picture of Hints of Hibiscus

Designed By:

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Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

Hints of Hibiscus

What makes this tee so special is the subtle presence of the beautiful hibiscus blooms on the dyed tee. Use Tulip® Soft® paint as a resist before you add the bold teal dye for a soft blended look. Tulip® dimensional paint and crystals offer just the right finishing touches.

 Print

Instructions:

1. Wash tee in cool water, dry and press.

2. Enlarge pattern to desired size to fit along one side of tee.

3. Trace pattern onto freezer paper, cut out stencil using craft knife.  Position stencil on tee and iron on making sure edges are well sealed.

4. Insert cardboard between layers of tee to prevent paint seepage.

5.  Use craft sponge to pounce Glacier White paint along edges of flower lightly gradating to center area. Pounce a second coat along edges and stem for a bolder white. Let dry. Remove cardboard insert.

6. Lay plastic tablecloth on work surface and tee on top. Spritz with water to dampen.

7. Prepare Teal dye as directed. Pour prepared dye in empty spray bottle and spray back of tee. Turn over to front and spray. Let dye set 6-8 hours.

8. Machine wash tee with soap in cool water and soap. Dry and press with iron on reverse side of painted flower.

9. If desired, brush more Glacier White along flower edges and stem to make them pop.

10. Brush a little Ebony in center of flower.

11. Using Black dimensional paint, draw strands coming from center for stamens. Make dots on ends of stamens. Let dry.

12. Use Tulip® Cordless Heat-Setting Tool to heat set crystals randomly around flower as desired. 

Miscellaneous:

  • Cardboard insert
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Craft sponge
  • Craft knife
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Iron
  • Pencil
  • White 100% cotton tee
  • Plastic tablecloth
  • Freezer paper
  • Brush, ¼” flat

Patterns:

  • Hints of Hibiscus Pattern 1

Designed By:

http://www.ilovetocreate.com/content/images/thumbs/0048126_250.jpeg

Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.