Hand Painted T-Shirt using Stencils and Stamps from Clarity (March 2015 Challenge)

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I jazzed up a plain yellow cotton peplum vest top using stencils and stamps from Clarity – giving it a FAB summer makeover.

Fabric Painting Materials:

Crafters Companion E-Brush – fitted with adaptor for Spectrum Noir alcohol pens.

Spectrum Noir alcohol pens – oranges & reds (OR1, CR10), blues and turquoises (BT9, BT7, TB5).

Deka transparent fabric paints – Pink (20-29) and Turquoise (20-58).

Textile Color semi opaque paints (Colouricious) – Azul Blue and Red.

Stencils and Stamps from Clarity:

6X6 Stencil – Seaweed Frame

7X7 Stencils – Seed Heads and Torn Shapes (NDSC5)

Clear Stamps – Round Tree (NDC-90), Dandelion Leaf (DANDL-B and DANDL-F), Coral (CORAL-GG), Fossil (NDC83-FF), Nautilus (ND6-G), Sea Horse (AM06-E), Tropical Fish 1 (FISH1-E), Tropical Fish 2 (FISH2-D), Small Tropical Fish (AM25-B), Large Tropical Fish (AM26-E).

How It Was Done:

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1. Created a paper mask and sprayed orange alcohol ink lightly around the base of the peplum.

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2. Sprayed red alcohol ink through torn shapes stencil – to create rock shapes around the hem.

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3. Sprayed turquoise blue alcohol ink through the seed head stencil. Again right around the peplum hem – but also extended up into the body of the shirt.

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4. Spayed blue and turquoise alcohol ink onto one edge of the seaweed stencil. Created random patches around the hem and up into the body of the shirt.

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5. Partially stamped with the Round Tree stamp and pink fabric paint – around the red rocks to create a coral effect.

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6. Used the Coral stamp in Turquoise paint around the hem base.

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7. Used the large and small dandelion leaf stamps and turquoise paint to create additional seaweed fronds. Also stamped seahorses around the peplum.

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8. Next stamped the nautilus and fossil around the hem in Red and Azul paints. Added a few more seahorses in the Red and Azul. Finally used the lovely fishy stamps around the hem, with a few up into the main body to complete the design.

9. Left the garment overnight to fully dry before iron fixing the paints and inks to make them washable.


  • Hope you like it as much as me. I will enjoy wearing this.

13 thoughts on “Hand Painted T-Shirt using Stencils and Stamps from Clarity (March 2015 Challenge)

  1. this is fabulous and what a lot of work, thanks for sharing how you made it. good luck and thanks for entering the Claritystamp challenge

  2. Fantastic idea and a great tutorial. Thank you for taking the time to enter this month’s Clarity challenge and good luck! ;~}

  3. Great idea Anne. What a wonderful combination of stamps and stencils you have chosen to create this colourful tropical reef scene. Perfect to pack for a summer holiday. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

  4. Well this is a fabulous way to give an old piece a new life. You have made this a very unique top and a very lovely won at that!!! Lots of work gone into this, you must have a lot of patience. You certainly have an eye for design. Best of luck in the challenge and thank you for sharing this lovely piece. x

  5. So pretty Anne. I bet a lot of planning went into this beforehand. Great techniques and your choice of stamps and stencils really create an underwater scene. Good luck in the challenge x

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