DIY GraphicTees! Brandy ♥ Melville Inspired!

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Project of the month ( because it took that long!) for you today! :

DIY GraphicTees! Brandy ♥ Melville Inspired!

Brandy Melville graphic tees page

I was inspired to create these tees because BM isn't yet easily available in the UK, so we are missing out! Also because they are soo simple and make great pieces in any outfit. 

I decided to make the I Heat CA Tee ( which has now sold out, but was available in February), the LA Bones Tee and lastly the famous Love Infinity Tee ( which I put a little twist on!) I also made the Paradise Cove Tee which I did before filming the video. If you want further instructions of how to make this tee, that can be found in the method down below!

 As promised, I have uploaded the templates, and all you have to do is save them, print and cut away!

Note: I didnt show you guys other examples although there are other templates available in the link that maybe you want to try out? 

Brandy Melville templates #1

Brandy Melville templates #2 

If you want to WATCH me do this project, click the video below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZyCpgP0OKI

 

Happy viewing!

What you will need for this project

♥ Freezer Paper Buy

♥A cutting board

♥Cutting blade

♥Scissors

♥Markers/pens

♥Ruler

♥Fabric paint/s  Buy

♥Fabric marker/s Buy

♥Old makeup sponges

♥Scrap cardboard

♥Scrap paper

♥Choice of t-shirt/s

 

Method

Print out your templates ( link for the templates I created and used is avaliable above)

Using your freezer paper, trace around your template. You need to make sure that the shiny side is against your fabric and that you are tracing on the matte side; this is important as the shin side will adhere to the fabric later.

Once you have traced your template, cut it out with either a pair of scissors of a blade cutter ( I recommend a blade for letters as it will help you to get a straight edge, use a ruler!) This will take some time to get everything precise, but it is well worth it.

Once your template is cut place it STICKY SIDE DOWN on top of your fabric.

Using an iron on low to medium heat, iron the template onto your tee until the sticky side has adhered. This will need to be done properly for the template to stay still while you paint.

Insert some scrap carborad in the middle of your shirt to prevent transfer.

Using a makeup sponge, DAB your choice of paint onto the template. If you want yourdesign to be faded/distressed you may only need 1-2 coats, if you want a bold design, you will need to wiat for your paint to dry and apply another coat, which should be about 3 coats total.

While paint is still wet, peel away your template and set your tee aside to dry.

 

FOR THE PARADISE COVE TEE

This shirt is EXTREMELY fiddly because the letter are super small, but it comes out looking amazing. I use my blade cutter for this, and a ruler is essential for the straight letters. The 'o' was so problematic that I decided to fill it in; if you have a circle cutter, you could do the 'o' that way or use your free hand, which is what I tried and 

all.hell.broke.loose.

You will need to ensure you have NO slits in your cutting whatsoever as it will ruin your product. I recommend a light colour on a dark material ( white paint on black) as it looks much better than light on light  ( as shown above)

 

AND THAT'S IT!

YOU ARE ALL DONE!♥

       Thank you for viewing!

  Don't forget to check out the video LINKED ABOVE to watch me create the tees, and please SUBSCRIBE to my beauty channel!

ALSO DON'T FORGET TO TWEET ME PICTURES IF YOU DO THE DIY YOURSELF!

 

 Links for the original tees

I HEART CA Tee: SOLD OUT! :(

Love Infinity Tee

LA Bones Tee 

Paradise Cove Tee 

2 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea for summer... definitely trying this out soon!
    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

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