The Native American feather kids' T-shirt celebrates the Native American spirit with a lovely feather-print design. A silver button and tiny "beads" of fabric paint make a colorful finish.
What You'll Need:
- Three feathers
- Black fabric printing ink or acrylic paint
- Silver button
- Dimensional paint in three or four colors
- Waxed paper
- Flat dish
- Scrap paper
- Needle and thread
*You can buy a brayer at an art store, or make one with a roll of adding machine paper. Cover the roll with scotch tape and slip a pencil through the middle to create a rolling pin.
How to make the Native American feather kids' T-shirt:
Step 1: Place waxed paper between the front and back of a freshly washed shirt (do not use fabric softener). Arrange the feathers on the front of the shirt the way you want them placed.
Step 2: Spread a bit of black printing ink on a flat dish by rolling it repeatedly with the brayer. Hold a feather by its shaft on top of a piece of scrap paper.
Gently roll the inked brayer from the bottom up to the tip of the feather. Roll several times, always in an upward direction, until the feather is covered with ink. Roll the brayer in the inky dish often to reink it.
Step 3: Carefully place the feather, ink side down, on the shirt following your arrangement in Step 1.
Do not wiggle it or bump the feather once it has been laid on the shirt or you will smear the design. Ink and place the other two feathers on the shirt.
Step 4: Gently cover the feathers with a piece of waxed paper. Rub each feather with your hand so the ink transfers to the fabric.
Step 5: Carefully lift off the waxed paper and the feathers. Allow ink to dry.
Step 6: Sew the silver button to the shirt at the top of the feather design. Use dimensional paint to make tiny dots of color down the printed shaft of each feather. Set your shirt aside to dry.
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