Let's Get Started!
This tutorial uses a T-shirt is an example. My goal was to convey a sense of a wild wintry wind.
Here's the finished Dye-na-Flow, my first layer of creating the shirt, after it has dried, been set, then washed to get out the resist. Ready for more painting:
Next step: I drew with Jacquard's Water-Based Silver resist. It has a lovely metallic quality:
If your efforts don't result in what you envision, adding other techniques or products can bring the piece to life. Using various approaches helps a piece culminate. Example: Despite the T-shirt's swirls of Dye-na-Flow and silver resist, adding blue lines finally made the windblown look I wanted. I used a fine point Tee Juice pen:
I added other details with green Tee Juice. I wanted the shirt to hint at winds blowing cold, with green buds starting to show.
Enjoy combining techniques. Go for broke! Here is another Detail of the finished painting:
Frame, wear, or do both: Display on a rod slid through the arms, an easy, modern presentation to bless your home, and allowing you to quickly remove the shirt for wearing.
This tutorial was provided by Francesca De Grandis, from her site Outlaw Bunny.