Just Sing T-Shirt

Just Sing T-Shirt

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 8th 2014

Paint a tuneful t-shirt with Americana® Fabric Painting Medium and Americana® Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • iron
    • #12 flat brush
    • masking tape
    • #0 round brush
    • white t-shirt
    • shirtboard or plastic-covered cardboard
    • transfer pen for fabric
    • #10/0 liner brush



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Pre-wash and dry the t-shirt without softeners.
    2. Insert a shirtboard or piece of cardboard inside the shirt. Smooth out the shirt front. Pull the excess fabric around the back of the board and secure it with masking tape.
    3. Follow the transfer pen label instructions to transfer the design onto the shirt.
    4. Mix the Fabric Painting Medium with the paint colors.
    5. Use a #12 flat brush to paint the left chick Bahama Blue with an Ocean Blue wing; the center chick, Poodleskirt Pink with a Purple Cow wing; and the right chick, Pistachio Mint with a Bahama Blue wing.
    6. Use the #0 round brush and Bright Orange to paint the beaks and legs.
    7. Use the handle end of a brush and Snow White to dot on the eyes.
    8. Use the brush handle end and Lamp Black to dot musical notes and a smaller dot inside the eyes.
    9. Use the 10/0 liner brush to stripe the legs with Bright Yellow and finish the musical notes with Lamp Black.
    10. Use the brush handle end to dot flowers on the chick bodies with contrasting colors.
    11. Use the 10/0 liner brush and Lamp Black to do the lettering.
    12. Let dry 48 hours, then heat-set with an iron.


    Birds Pattern