7 Easy Videos:
#1. START HERE!
#2. WHAT YOU NEED AND HOW TO WASH YOUR SHIRT
#3. HOW TO COLOUR ON A SHIRT
#4. HOW TO BLEND!
#5. HOW TO FIX MISTAKES
#6. HOW TO MAKE WATERCOLOUR BACKGROUNDS
#7. STILL NEED HELP?
What should you colour with?
For permanent colour, use fabric markers or fabric paint. Why? They’re the best option to avoid the colour running and fading.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to follow the washing instructions on your markers/paints.
I have used and like both Crayola Fabric Markers (Typically around $12 CAD for set of 10) and TULIP fabric markers (Around $30 for 24 markers).
Sharpies and other permanent markers work as well. The colours may be more prone to running for the first few washes and they may fade more than than fabric markers. I recommend waiting at least 24 hours before washing a shirt alone in cold water, ideally hand-washed.
Heat treat the colour to help it last. Here’s how:
…STEP 1: Wait at least 24 hours after colouring.
…STEP 2: BEFORE the first wash, iron the coloured part of your shirt on the hottest cotton setting for 4 minutes OR put your shirt in the dryer alone on high heat for 30 minutes.
…STEP 3: When your shirt is cool again, hand wash gently in cold water. Hang to dry.
To re-use / re-colour, use washable markers, like Crayola.
NOTE: Be sure to follow washing instructions on your markers/paints.