Is everyone else feeling those fall vibes as much as we are? We are so ready for cooler weather, cozy clothing, and you know it – pumpkin spice everything! Send summer off with fabulous fall fashion you can make on a budget (Christmas is just around the corner, after all). Norx in the Know will show you how to paint clothing in the easiest way using Tulip ColorShot Instant Fabric Color and freezer paper. You can use this technique for shirts, jeans, jackets and more this fall!
- T-shirt or other clothing
- Freezer paper
- Craft knife
Our first tip on how to paint clothing is a pretty important one: make sure your clothing has been washed without fabric softener, especially if it’s brand new. New fabrics are coated in a chemical called “sizing” to help avoid wrinkles and stains, and it can prevent the paint from properly bonding with the fabric. Same with fabric softener. You’ll also want to use a paint made specially for fabric, like Tulip ColorShot Fabric Spray Paints, or any other Tulip Fabric Paints. They’re all flexible drying and can be machine washed!
If you’re wondering how to paint clothing with your very own designs, we promise it’s easy! If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can still make it happen with freezer paper. Draw or trace your design onto the non-shiny side of the freezer paper, then cut it out with a craft knife to create a stencil. Iron the stencil shiny side down onto your clothing; the wax will melt and create a temporary hold on the fabric. If you’re using only one color, you can get straight to spray painting. If you’re using multiple colors like Norx in the Know, tape over the stencil openings that will be different colors than the color you are applying, and repeat the process with each color.
Remember to spray light, even coats of ColorShot instead of one heavy coat. You can also use Tulip Brush-On Paints or even Fabric Markers if you don’t want to use fabric spray paint. Once you’re happy with your coverage, peel off the freezer paper stencil and let your design dry completely. Once it’s dry, it’s ready to wear!