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Tank Top DIY & How to Create a Snakeskin Print with Sharpie Stained Markers
The people from Sharpie so kindly sent me their newest invention, the Sharpie Stained Fabric Marker and asked that I create something with it. I thought instead of drawing a picture of something specific, I would try to create a print using a stencil. Lace came to mind and when I did a test run with some leftover vintage lace from my ballet skirt DIY, I got a bit of a snakeskin print from it and was thrilled. I used the lace to create a repeating snakeskin grid across the entire tank. Here's how...

Posted by ...love Maegan from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See ...love Maegan's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a tank top. Snakeskin Tank Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    Slide a paper bag or large piece of cardboard in between your shirt {so your markings stay on one side only}.

  • How to make a tank top. Snakeskin Tank Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay your tank on top of your t-shirt and carefully draw around it.

  • How to make a tank top. Snakeskin Tank Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Flip it over and do the same on the back.

  • How to make a tank top. Snakeskin Tank Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Carefully follow your pattern on each side and cut out your tank top. Slide your cardboard back through your new tank.

  • How to make a tank top. Snakeskin Tank Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    Lay your lace on top of your tank and hold it taught. Using the SIDE of your Sharpie Stained Fabric Marker with a light hand {unless you want your print dark} gently draw/paint/mark your print through the lace.

  • How to make a tank top. Snakeskin Tank Top - Step 6
    Step 6

    It should look something like this. *Your print will depend on the shape of your lace.

  • How to make a tank top. Snakeskin Tank Top - Step 7
    Step 7

    Move your lace pattern around your shirt, carefully lining it up with your last print to repeat the design. Some areas I made darker than others for a gradient effect.

  • How to make a tank top. Snakeskin Tank Top - Step 8
    Step 8

    For a pop of color over the gray/black print I created, I used the yellow Stained Sharpie {which is neon in reality} free-hand dotting over and throughout my new snakeskin print.

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iimaginexthat
iimaginexthat · Chicago, Illinois, US · 12 projects
This is fantastic! Happy
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