Fabric Markers T-Shirt Makeover
We`re going to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert soon! Hooray!
Being a big fan of this great band I was really inspired with the occasion. Suddenly the idea stroke me – why not make an RHCP fan t-shirt?
Recently bought fabric markers would help me to makeover the plain white t-shirt into something spectacular.
So here`s the easy way to make an awesome RHCP fan t-shirt.
Step 1. Prepare a sketch of the drawing or inscription you would like to have on your t-shirt and print it out in real size.
I found a very nice free font – Cartoon Relief here and came up with the following sketch:
Step 2. Stretch out a t-shirt over the cardboard and fix it with the clothepins. Place the printed picture underneath the t-shirt. The cardboard I used was too wide and I had to fix the image additionaly with the pins.
Step 3. Take a textile marker and start tracing the image. Make sure you don`t twirl or stretch the fabric while drawing. Precision and strong hand will help you trace a very clear and true-to-life picture on your t-shirt.
Step 4. Follow the instructions on the fabric marker you have used. You will either need to wait 1-3 days for the paint to dry or simply iron the t-shirt from the backside. Thanks God I got the second option.
Step 5. (optional) I used an oversized t-shirt and decided to cut off the neckline and roll up the sleeves to add more rock`n`roll to the look. You can find more detailed instructions on how to do this in the Easy T-shirt Makeover tutorial.
So here is the result. I`m ready for the concert!
Wow. What can I say? RHCP rocked my world. It was the first time I heard them live and I was really impressed by their professionalism. Every little moment of the show was well counted and really emotional, all people at the Stadium felt like a family for two hours of the performance. Thank you guys and do come back again!
And here`s how the t-shirt looked like at the concert