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An African-inspired tank top
A friend gave me some white fabric she had but wasn't using, so I decided to turn it into a tank top. Instead of leaving the top bland and plain, I thought I would jazz it up with some little rhinos, as the fight against rhino poaching is a huge cause here in South Africa.

Posted by Lauren from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa • Published See Lauren's 101 projects »
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  • How to make a tank top. Stamped Gradient Rhino Tank - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out your desired shape from craft foam, and glue it to a base of some sort (I used an old lid). The lid I used was see-through, which was great, because it allows you to see where you're stamping.

  • How to make a tank top. Stamped Gradient Rhino Tank - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use a tailor's pen to draw a grid onto your shirt, to get your stamped pattern even. This isn't necessary, but it does help to get a more perfect-looking stamped pattern.

  • How to make a tank top. Stamped Gradient Rhino Tank - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start stamping your rhinos, starting light and getting progressively darker. I found starting light to be easiest, as it allows you to simply add more black paint to your grey to make it darker for each row.

  • How to make a tank top. Stamped Gradient Rhino Tank - Step 4
    Step 4

    Continue to stamp with darker and darker paint until you reach the end of the shirt.

  • How to make a tank top. Stamped Gradient Rhino Tank - Step 5
    Step 5

    Follow the paint's instructions for finishing (often to iron the back of the painted area) and rinse your top to remove tailor's pen marks.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Did you make the top as well? It looks lovely though - well done Happy
Lauren
Lauren · Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, ZA · 112 projects
Yes, I did. Happy Thank you!
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Wow! That's awesome Happy I'm loving your hair as well haha ^^
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