One of my favorite trends for Summer 2010 is the DIY Painted/Splattered Tee Trend.Â It’s a great opportunity to be creative, incorporate your favorite colors into your clothing, and literally have fun with fashion.
In order to try my hand at creating custom tees of my own, I did a little research into what sort of products I should use for the project.Â I actually stumbled across a blurb about this very topic in a fashion magazine one night and was thus introduced to Spray Paint 4 Fabric’s Simply Spray Fabric Paint.Â The company was nice enough to send me a few shades of their paint.Â It’s available in a huge range of colors, in either single bottles or complimentary sets.Â They also carry puff paint and upholstery paint for those of you with more creative projects.
The colors I received are Green Apple, Spring Green, Brite Pink, Caribbean Blue, and Black.Â I love the range of bright Spring/Summer colors that blend right into my seasonal wardrobe.Â I have around twenty plain white tees that I use as pajamas and lazy day clothes.Â Since several have been used for projects like dying my hair, I have a stack of tees with stains that need to be covered up and refashioned into something much more appealing.
A friend of mine and I got together to play with the spray paint (and drink a lot of wine) this past weekend.Â She had the genius idea of grabbing some flowers to use for our project, since we didn’t have any stencils.Â My artistic skill is relatively minimal, as you can see above – but since these are tees to hang out in the house in, they didn’t have to be perfect.
Simply Spray is very easy to use – just shake, point, and spray.Â The only can that really caused any trouble was the Brite Pink, which kept clogging and also turned out to be more of a pastel.Â (Clogs are fixed easily by rinsing the can’s nozzle.)
These photos are from the first stage of our tees.Â We’re going back in with sharpies and (in my case) glitter paint next week to further decorate them.Â While our designs are abstract and, albeit, a bitty messy – it would be a snap to make much neater looks.Â Simply Spray is about $5/can and can be purchased online.Â I highly recommend these for both personalized fashion and girl’s night fun!