What I am loving from the weekend is a full time of crafting! I have been anxious to work on my watermelon tank project. Here is a first time I will do a fabric dye and stamps made out from unused plain tank top. I can’t be more excited about this!
1. A fabric dye
To make a dye ombre tank, you need a fabric dye. I choose pink colour from RIT powdered dye to create soft pink gradient as a background and stamp it later with watermelons shape. Also you will need:
• white plain cotton tank top (100% cotton not polyester or others)
• a medium bowl
• unused newspaper
• a stick (to blend the mixture)
Step one: Mix the powder with hot water ( follow the instructions for the measurement)
Step two: Wet the tank top and put into the bowl of dye.
Step three: Lift your tank out of the dye a few inches. Moving up your tank bit by bit will create a gradient. This will leave the bottom of your tank as the darkest colour
Step four: When you finish, rinse the tank in cold water until the water runs clear.
Let it dry under the sun or hair dryer for the quick result before going to the next process.
2. Watermelon stamps
You will need:
• fabric paints (my watermelon combo colour: true red and apple green)
• an apple or a potato
• black paint
• disposable plate
Step one: cut the apple in half across the middle then slice down the middle again to create a wedge.
Step two: spread the red colour on the plate and dip the apple wedge until the paint coat all surface
Step three: begin to stamp onto the ombre tank, press down firmly and release
Repeat until fill all space. Let the red paint dry.
Step four: prepare a layer of green on plate and dip the brush into the paint
Step five: Add the rim of green.
Step six: The last touch for watermelon artwork: stomp seeds across the tank with black paint brush.
My colourful fruity tank is ready to show up! x