You guys know that I love me some crafts, and I am a bit nostalgic (remember my post about my mother’s Corelle dishes?) My grandma and I used to puff paint sweaters all the time when I was growing up. So I like to think that I am almost a puff paint professional, or at least the 10 year old me totally was. So when Tulip offered to send me some products to try out, I jumped on it! They sent me both Tulip Soft Fabric Paint and Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paints (Puff Paint) to try. Can I just tell you the 80’s girl in me got all kinds of excited to Puff Paint up a Neon shirt. Just like the old days. I am totally gonna bring it back. Who is with me?! I even made a tutorial and included some trouble shooting tips so you can get your awesome on too.
I started with my neon yellow V-neck (ahhhhh yeah) and some washi tape, since the scotch tape you see above decided to only have 3″ left on the roll… womp, womp – so we use what we got, ladies and gents. I taped of the area I wanted to paint. I used a flat brush and painted on the desired area. I loaded the brush and painted from top to bottom, allowing the brush to become dry toward the bottom of the area which creates the cool ombre effect.
I then let the paint dry overnight, cuz I was tired and went to sleep. The next day I used my trusty No. 2 pencil and drew some sweet little arrows in between the black lines as a guides for my puff paint skills to work their magic. I then applied the Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint.
I cannot tell you how much I love this new Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paints (puff paint.) I would not give something a good review if I didn’t use it myself and feel it was awesome. I do not know if they changed the formula, but it seems thinner and therefor easier to work with than the formula I worked with in the 80’s, at least in my opinion. The new bottles have oval shaped bases, instead of the old-skool round ones, which seem easier to hold and therefore give better control. Also, the opening of the tips of the bottles are smaller than I remember the 80’s version to be which gives the ability to draw thinner lines with the Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paints, which I love.
and this is how “we’re bringing puff paint back. Those other crafters don’t know how to act.” (I also love JT’s music.)
I had so much fun with this shirt. I wanted something cool but funky. Nailed it!
Tulip continues to be a craft favorite in households today! In addition to Tulip Soft Paints and Dimensional Fabric paints included in my post, Tulip is known for it’s wide variety of Fashion Glitters, Glam it up Crystals, Fabric Markers and One-Step Tie Dye! Find all your favorite Tulip products by clicking here. In fact, all this summer Tulip is bringing tie dye to the masses with their Tie Dye Your Summer campaign! Visit their Tie Dye Your Summer site at Tie Dye Your Summer. They have so many fun tie dye videos and inspirations as well as an awesome giveaway of a tie dye iPad and party (it really is an amazing prize pack that you’ll want to enter! Click here to enter this exclusive giveaway!)
Did you puff paint shirts in the 80’s? Will you try it now?