Today’s tutorial is one of my favorites so far. It was so stinkin’ easy, and I just loved how it turned out! If you like this tutorial for my DIY St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirt please share and pin it! Spread the love!
Use the wax paper to cut out your design. You can use a pencil to sketch it out first, just be sure that you keep in mind that the waxy side of the paper will be ironed down onto your shirt.
Be sure your iron is NOT on any steam settings, and gently press down onto your wax cutout. Do NOT move the iron around. The picture above was posed…when I actually ironed on the shamrock, I covered the design completely with the iron. Press for about 15 seconds and then lift straight up.
When your cutout is ironed on, insert a piece of cardboard into the inside of the shirt. The permanent markers WILL bleed through, so this is essential! I chose several shades of green, and then a contrasting brown color for my shamrock.
I started out with one color and just made random dots all around my cutout. Be sure that you make quick, straight up-and-down marks, so they make dots and not lines. Repeat with all of your colors. Be sure to get some dots right at the edge of your paper cutout. Do NOT fill in all gaps around the edge of the cut-out!
I made my dots more concentrated closer to the edges of my cutout, and then spread them out more and more the further away I went. I really like how that turned out!
When you are finished with your dots, just peel your cutout off of your t-shirt. Isn’t it cute? Now nobody’s pinching my baby!
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