Shamrock T-Shirt

Shamrock T-Shirt

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 9th 2015

Show your colors this St. Patrick's Day in this tee with its shamrock painted in an ombre effect.


    • ruler
    • cardboard
    • iron
    • computer and printer
    • long sleeve white t-shirt
    • #10 dome blender
    • freezer paper
    • craft knife



    Prewash the t-shirt before beginning.

    1. Print off the 4-leaf shamrock shape from the computer onto plain paper. Lay the shamrock under the freezer paper. Use a craft knife to cut the shamrock out of the freezer paper. Iron the freezer paper to the front of the t-shirt.
    2. Separately mix Holly Green, Yellow Green, Festive Green, Citron Green, and Sour Apple 2 to 1 with Fabric Painting Medium using a #10 dome blender brush.
    3. Use a ruler to space out the colors evenly. (TIP: Write on the freezer paper with a pen or pencil where the colors will change.)
    4. Insert the scrap cardboard or cardstock inside the shirt. Using a 1/2" flat brush, paint with each color starting with the darkest on the bottom, applying two coats of each color. Use a ruler as a guide for the lines. (The lines between colors should slightly overlap). Let dry between coats and between colors.
    5. When dry, remove the freezer paper stencil by pulling away from the shirt. Air-dry for 24 to 48 hours and then heat set for 30 seconds with an iron. (TIP: The painted t-shirt should be washed inside out on a gentle cycle.)


    Shamrock Shirt Pattern