Waltzing Waves T-Shirt

Waltzing Waves T-Shirt

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: iLoveToCreate
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Additional Information



  • Tulip fabric-crafting supplies:
  • Fabric Spray Paint: Dark Teal, Hawaiian Fizz, Sparkling Silver Glitter
  • One-Step Fashion Dye, turquoise
  • Fashion Glitter, silver fine jewel
  • Fashion Glitter Bond
  • 2 Surface Cover plastic covers
  • White Jerzees T-shirt
  • Contact paper
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat or cardboard
  • Felt pen
  • Paper towels
  • Foil
  • Paintbrush
  • Plastic gloves
  • Washing machine & dryer


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

  1. Wash T-shirt to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener.
  2. Cover work surface with Tulip Surface Cover. Place damp T-shirt on prepared surface. Using fingertips, pinch sections of the T-shirt together until T-shirt is all crumpled.
  3. Wearing plastic gloves, add water to turquoise dye bottle to line indicated. Replace cap and shake thoroughly to mix. Squeeze all over shirt. Cover with Surface Cover and let sit 4 to 6 hours. Wash separately in a large load of water with a small amount of laundry soap. Dry in dryer.
  4. Cut 2 pieces of contact paper long and wide enough to cover entire T-shirt.
  5. Place contact paper over T-shirt and mark off the shape of T-shirt.
  6. Place contact paper on a flat surface; use a felt pen to draw thick, vertical wavy lines.
  7. Place the second piece of contact paper over the 1st; trace the wave design to create 2 stencils.
  8. Label waves Dark Teal and Hawaiian Fizz.
  9. Place stencil on cutting mat or cardboard. Cut all of the wavy lines labeled with the same color, leaving outside edges intact. Repeat for the other stencil; cut all wavy lines labeled with the other color.
  10. Remove backing from 1 of the stencils and place on T-shirt.
  11. Cover work surface with clean Surface Cove. Lay T-shirt on covered surface. Spray inside stencil with 1st color.
  12. Use paper towel to gently dab off excess Fabric Spray Paint puddles on T-shirt. Remove stencil. Allow to dry.
  13. Apply second stencil over T-shirt and spray with 2nd color. Dab with paper towel; remove stencil and allow to dry.
  14. Squeeze puddle of Glitter Bond onto foil. Dip paintbrush into glue; outline random parts of waves. Immediately shake on silver glitter.
  15. Gently lift and tap T-shirt from the back to remove excess glitter from shirt onto a piece of scratch paper. Pour glitter back into container for reuse. Allow to dry.
  16. Spray entire T-shirt with Sparking Silver Glitter Fabric Spray Paint.