Shimmering Swirls T-Shirt

Shimmering Swirls T-Shirt

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: iLoveToCreate
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Additional Information



  • Tulip fabric-crafting supplies:
    • Soft Fabric Paint, platinum
    • 3-D Fashion Paint, Silver Metallics
    • 300-ct Glam-It-Up! Iron-On Crystals, clear
    • Multi-Surface Stencil, Small Fleurs-di-lis
    • Fashion Form
    • Cordless Heat-Setting Tool
    • Fashion Art Tweezers
    • Fabric Spray Paint, Sparkling Silver
  • T-shirt, turquoise
  • Tracing paper
  • White chalk
  • Paper towels
  • Small craft paintbrush
  • Foil
  • Low-tack masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Washing machine & dryer
  • Iron, ironing surface


Read all directions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

  1. Wash and dry shirt to remove sizing. Iron smooth.
  2. Insert Fashion Form between layers of shirt. Enlarge pattern as needed. Place tracing paper over pattern and trace with pencil.
  3. Flip over pattern; lightly trace along pattern lines with white chalk. Position pattern, chalk side down, on shirt and hold in place. Run a finger along design lines to transfer pattern in chalk onto shirt. Remove pattern.
  4. Start flow of Silver Metallic 3-D Fashion Paint on paper towel using even pressure for a smooth line. Squeeze paint along pattern lines, filling in short sections of design with thicker lines. Fill in entire pattern, wiping tip of bottle on paper towels often to keep a clean flow. Allow to dry.
  5. Remove backing paper from Small Fleurs-di-lis stencil. Position large design; press to secure. Run a finger along inside cut edges to prevent seepage. Cover other designs with masking tape. Add tape around stencil border.
  6. Squeeze a small puddle of platinum Soft Fabric Paint onto foil. Use brush to paint an even coat of paint within stencil. Allow to dry. Repeat if additional coverage is needed. Remove stencil; allow to dry.
  7. Outline design with thin line of Silver Metallic 3-D Fashion Paint. Allow to dry.
  8. Use Fashion Art Tweezers to position crystals into swirl designs or randomly throughout design.
  9. Turn on Cordless Heat-Setting Tool following packaging instructions. Touch top of each crystal with hot tool for 10 seconds. Remove tool; let crystal cool. Touch crystal with fingernail making sure it has adhered, if not add a few more seconds of heat. Repeat to adhere all crystals.
  10. Spray front of shirt with Sparkling Silver Fabric Spray Paint. Allow to dry.
  11. Turn shirt inside out to wash, in cold water. Line dry.