First, I bought some reasonably priced t-shirts (I don't advocate Walmart AT ALL, but I bought mine there. I'm poor. They were the O.P. brand and only a few dollars. I got a ribbed tank top as well, Miley Cyrus brand. All in white). Then, I cut out the symbol I wanted on some contact paper. The stuff I used was definitely an experiment. I only used it because my mom had some on hand. It is actually the stuff that is used to cover books. It's just a clear thin sheet that is sticky on the back. Anyway, I cut out my shapes and stuck them on the shirts. I set a book on top so that it set, but I don't think that step was necessary. I think you could use any kind of adhesive or tape or sticky-backed vinyl. Then, I took the shirts outside and laid them on the grass. I put a piece of cardboard in the shirt, but it really didn't make much of a difference because it kept sliding out of place. I scrunched up the shirt and sprayed Simply Spray on them in swooshing motions. Then I flattened it out, scrunched it again, and sprayed again with a different color. I used blue and black and a silver sparkle on top. I let them dry for several hours and then I pulled the tape off. This is how they turned out:
|On the clothesline drying before I pulled the tape off.|
|Me wearing the Deathly Hallows tie dye t-shirt|
|Me wearing the Deathly Hallows tie dye tank top|
|Me wearing my t-shirt the night of the midnight premiere!|
I think they are great! I wear them all the time. I also made a couple more with no symbols. Here is what one looks like:
|Tie dye t-shirt|
I also made one for Ian. I did this one in green and black and put the dark mark on it. He hasn't worn it yet.
|Dark Mark tie dye t-shirt|
So I am pretty happy with the results! The spray I used is called Simply Spray and can be found here. I bought mine at Michael's.