Vintage Sunflower T-Shirt

Vintage Sunflower T-Shirt

Posted by DecoArt on May 22nd 2014

Add a simple, colorful t-shirt to your summer wardrobe with DecoArt's new Ink Effects Fabric Transfer Paint.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • #8 flat brush
    • #0 liner brush
    • iron and ironing board
    • cotton t-shirt
    • white bond paper (or similar)


    1. Wash and dry the t-shirt.
    2. Print out (or trace) a copy of the pattern onto printer paper at the size desired.
    3. Paint the sunflower petals on paper: Using a #0 liner brush, start at tips and stroke a few lines of Red. Paint the remaining portion of the petal using a #8 flat brush and Orange.
    4. For the center, use the #8 flat brush and Brown to paint around the outer edge of the center, as well as the folded part of petal, just about 1/4". (Refer to photo.) Paint the remaining portion of the center Red, making long strokes from one side of the flower to the other and then reversing order. (Long lines will cross one another and finish filling.)
    5. To finish the sunflower image on the paper, outline with Black and the liner brush.
    6. If t-shirt is cotton, spray a light mist of Ink Effects Basecoat over the surface to be painted and let dry completely before proceeding.
    7. Position the painted sunflower, painted side down, in the center of the shirt front, placing extra sheets of plain paper on the edges of the design to keep from burning the outer exposed areas. Iron the design for approximately 30 seconds, constantly moving iron. (Lift the edges gently to make sure you have obtained the color that you want. If it is still too light, iron a little longer. Just be sure to keep iron moving and edges covered to avoid scorching.)


    Sunflower Detail
    Sunflower Pattern