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Painterly Striped Tank

Added Apr 12, 2011

by mimishim

Brooklyn, New Yo...






If you get tired of wearing the same old thing like me, update any old t-shirt, tank, sweater, etc. this way. I used a can of non-toxic fabric spray paint, but the 2.5 oz. bottle was not enough for an all over stripe for this tank. Supposedly one bottle is enough for 4 t-shirts. I think if I did this color on all white, I wouldn’t have had to use so much paint, but still not really enough for 4 t-shirts… may be just one, if done right! Also, there is a “primer” white that you can use before the color spray, if you want a lighter color on darker fabric, which I should have used.

Oh well, I still like the outcome ~ this is just the beginning of many striped and stenciled experiments, and I think there are better paints to use than the one I used, so I’d love your comments and suggestions!

Material Notes

1. fabric spray paint
2. old t-shirt, tank, sweater, or whatever!
3. wide masking tape
4. poster board
5. drop cloth
6. rubber gloves




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual

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    Apr 21, 2011, 08.46 AMby Debbie x

    wow, nice idea:)

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    Apr 15, 2011, 07.44 PMby xanray

    Love this idea.

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    Apr 13, 2011, 04.47 AMby sewobsessed

    I love your tank, it is so cute! Where did you purchase the fabric spray paint from? Possibilities are endless, right?

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    Apr 13, 2011, 02.21 AMby Abby Díaz

    I really like it. Good idea.

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