I have been seeing cute ideas for using fabric spray paint all over pinterest, but buying the paint seemed a bit costly to me. I decided to try and make my own instead.
I am a hobby artist and have lots of acrylic paint at home and have some textile medium that I use to add to the acrylic paint for painting permanently on fabric. It’s not very expensive and I’ve used my one bottle for 5 years!
I used blue acrylic paint and textile medium.
I put one part textile medium to one part acrylic paint in a squirt bottle I got from the Dollar Tree. Then I added about 4 parts water to that so it would spray well.
Then I took a small t shirt my son’s size and put scrapbook letter stickers I had on it and spelled his name. I slid the front of a cereal box I cut out into the shirt to keep it from leaking through to the back.
Here is a picture of all the supplies, the blow dryer was to speed up drying (I’m impatient).
Then I sprayed the shirt. I stayed pretty far back, about a foot away, and sprayed lightly a few times over the area I wanted to be painted. I didn’t spray too much on at once because I knew it would leak under the stickers.
Then I removed the stickers after it dried. The A had some paint leak under but you can still see it and I kind of liked the effect.
Here it is on my adorable boy 🙂
I like the way it turned out and will be making it in pink and purple for the girls next 🙂 thanks for stopping by!