How to Make These T-Shirts:
I bought a 5 pack of 3 XL Hanes T-Shirts and a bottle of Black Rit Dye. I was not able to find much in the way of other colors for Rit Dye so I bought the Green colors for the faded blue jeans off of Rits website; I searched all around the city too.
T- Shirts Instructions
Heat wax to around melting and back off heat just a little. Protect your lungs from aspiration of the hot wax with adequate ventilation or a respirator mask. I often plug my nose with cotton balls to keep from getting a sinus infection when working with chemicals.
I made these T-shirts using a template to draw the stripes. There are many different methods you could use to paint the hot wax on the shirt and get a relatively straight line. The method I used was to clamp the shirt with a layer of cardboard inside between my work bench using a length of bed frame angle iron and some spring based hand clamps. If you do not put the cardboard in the shirt the wax will bleed through and the pattern on the back will not be consistent with the front.
Once you have found a way to control how the hot wax will flow you simply paint where you don’t want the dye to color the fabric with the hot wax from your heating pot and your shortened bristle paint brush. The shortened brush has less whip and is not as likely to splatter.
At this link you will find a small store with products relevant to this project.
Copyright 2010 Thomas Paul Murphy
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