Friday, June 28

Glue-Resist Altered T-shirt

 I've been working on a tie-dye series for the second summer now and my assignment is to come up with a fun way to use dye. I don't know what was wrong with me this week, but my creativity well dried up! I happened to be texting with fellow iLTC blogger, Margot Potter of, and mentioned in passing about my frustration. She sent me a text of one sentence that changed the course of my attitude:
"Try a faux batik look!"
I've already used a bleach pen and had to whip something different. Then I remembered how my other crafty friend, Denise from, likes to use clear glue for a faux batik look. Within seconds, my juices were bubbling and I got to work. I absolutely love how the end result worked!

It sure helps to have crafty friends!

What you need:–  Aleene's® Clear Gel Tacky Glue™– Freezer paper, iron
 –  Pre-washed T-shirt
– Tulip® One-Step Spray Dye Kit™

   See my video below to see the directions!


Here's Brett, our tradeshow guru rocking out the new top I made!


Margot Potter said...

This is BEYOND awesome! You did an amazing job on this, Chica! I would wear this in a heartbeat! FABULOUS!


WobiSobi said...

Love this<3

wendi said...

this is a really cute idea! i cant wait to try it with my family! :)

Anonymous said...

OMG, this is fabulous and you have given me an awesome idea for and up coming breast cancer fundraiser wearable....I can't wait to show my daughter!!!

Kimlou said...

What does the back look like?

April said...

This is awesome! I've never tried the spray tie die, I'll have to give that a try. I do have a question, do you let the dye sit open for 6 hours, or do you cover it?

Anonymous said...

I was also wondering about the back.

Anonymous said...

well, we thought this was so cool.. thought it was an easy project....WELL. the glue was HARD to get off...the shirts looks faded and not attractive at all by the time it was finished and the back UGLY... but that is just my experience.

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