Friday, June 25, 2010

How To Make A Splatter-Paint Hoodie/Shirt

Hi guys! So, I posted before about my love of Jackson Pollock and all things "splatter paint." Well, I couldn't resist making myself a splatter painted hoodie out of a plain old black one I had collecting dust in my closet.

What you'll need:

Fabric paint (I could only find puffy paint, which worked just fine)

Cups

Paintbrushes

Hoodie/shirt/item you want to Pollock-ify

Newspaper for easy clean up/splatter control
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First you'll need to prepare your fabric paint. Since I was using puffy paint, my first step was to squirt lots of paint into cups and stir them until they had a looser texture.


Next you'll need to prepare your hoodie. I hung mine up in the shower and covered the floor with newspaper. You can also spread your hoodie out on a newspaper covered surface, but keep in mind that hanging your hoodie like I did allows you to do both sides at once without having to wait for one side to dry.

You may also want to do this outside because, believe me, paint will get EVERYWHERE. I found I could wash it off the shower/walls easily enough with water, though it did leave a very light stain on the walls. So, again, cover everything you don't want painted with newspaper. You'll thank yourself for it later.

I used two colors for my hoodie, but you can use as many as you want. Take your paintbrush and dip it in your first color. Make sure you have a decent-sized glob on your paintbrush and fling it at your hoodie. Don't be shy--this is art, people. Express yourselves!

Once you've got enough of one color on, add your other colors. I also used two different sized brushes, but found that brush size didn't make much of a difference. It's really the amount of paint on your brush that determines how your splatters look. The paint doesn't always come off the brush, either, which is why it's best to load up your brush with more paint than you think you'll need.

Fling paint until your heart's content.

You can also try standing closer to and farther away from your hoodie to get different splatters.

Let it dry and wash it according to the instructions on the paint's bottle. Then you're ready to rock it!






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9 comments:

Stephanie said...

LOVE it, totally will be trying this out. I found a tutorial to make a cute "girlie" hoodie... so I'm going to make that and splatter it 'cause I LOVE color. Thanks!

Impish said...

Awesome! Yours will be even better than mine because your hoodie will be completely handmade. And color is wonderful. I like plain black, but sometimes you just need to add some fun.

Glad you liked the tutorial and thanks for commenting!

samie said...

dude you're amazing! how old are you anyway... I am gonna try this and i just brought some awesome neon paint.

Impish said...

Thanks, Samie! Glad you like it. I'm actually 21 (I know, I know, I look really young).

Impish said...

Awesome! Yours will be even better than mine because your hoodie will be completely handmade. And color is wonderful. I like plain black, but sometimes you just need to add some fun.

Glad you liked the tutorial and thanks for commenting!

Megan said...

Can you do more than one of these and wash them together? I want to do about 12 for a dance recital.

Impish said...

I don't see why not, Megan!

Anonymous said...

Finally an idea for a colorful artsy hippie looking hoodie that will actually work for guys. The only ones I could find were fitted for women and it was really starting to irritate me!

Impish DIY said...

Well, I'm glad you found this one!

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