Saturday, December 17, 2011

Puffy Paint Snowflake Shirt

Our daughters' cute holiday outfits were shared over at Naptime Crafters this week.  Jessica shared her Layered Holiday Skirt tutorial here Thursday and today I'm going to show you how I made the snowflake shirt. 

I had so much fun playing with puffy paint to create the pretty snowflakes!
-Snowflake pattern (this tutorial used a free clip art image found online)
-Felt Tip Pen
-Puffy Paint (Tulip's Matte paint in red and white was used on the shirts in this tutorial)

First, find a simple snowflake image online and print it roughly the same size you want the snowflakes on your shirt.
Place a piece of cardboard or freezer paper inside your shirt to avoid any bleeding of the paint onto the back.  Trim the pattern and place directly where you would like the design on your shirt.  Use a felt tip pen to transfer the pattern onto your shirt.  Gently poke the pen through the paper to make a small dot on the shirt in each place.  Keep in mind you don't need to outline the entire snowflake.  You can always add more dots with paint after you have your simple pattern on the shirt.
The pen dots on your shirt will be very light.
Use the puffy paint to add dots to the pen spots on your shirt.  Start by adding paint to every pen spot.  Then go back to add additional dots to change the look of the snowflake. 
It might be easier if you keep your snowflake pattern next to your shirt as a guide.
The white puffy paint added some extra detail to each snowflake.
Each snowflake on the shirts started with the same pattern in different sizes.  You can easily change the way each snowflake looks by adding more puffy paint or not using as much to each design.

My daugher has already worn her shirt several times!

I'm linking this post here.


Melysa - Moments with the Montanos said...

I love this idea. Really cute and you did a great job!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

You have the cutest clothing ideas! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday! Merry Christmas!


Nikki Monet said...

It doesnt even look like puffy paint! It came out so so cute! I would love for you to share this at my special holiday linky party going on right now!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!!
~Nikki ...xoxo

Kimberly T. said...

That is so cute! I love it!