Aztec (or aztec-like?) Print Shirt

aztek print shirt diy

Aaw man, the project I was going to post this week failed miserably. I will have to re-work it before I can post it :(.

But I have something else to share with you – And It’s another of those simple but effective DIY’s!

What you will need:

  • Spray bottle.
  • Textile paint.
  • Water.
  • T-shirt.
  • Paper sheets and scissors.

Mix water and paint in the spray bottle. Try out the mix on some rags to see how thick it is and also how to spray it (my spray bottle is from a travel kit and it sucks, so I had to hold it sideways to get a good spray). I recommend you practice making some prints before moving on to the t-shirts.

mix paint and water in a spray bottle

I am sure I was not the only one to fold paper and cut out shapes when I was little, so this next step is probably not new to anyone…

Take a paper sheet, fold as many times you want (the more folds the more details you will get) and cut out some shapes in it. Fold open and flatten.

fold and cut shapes in paper


Take a shirt and and lay it against a flat surface. Be sure to cover both the surface you’re working on and put some type of protection between the front and the back of the shirt to make sure that the colour don’t bleed through to the back.

lay down print

Start spraying, but do it carefully, I started out in the middle and worked my way out to the edges.

start sparying

textile paint spray on aztek print

When your done spraying, carefully remove the paper sheet and let the print dry. My paint requires ironing to set completely.

print done

white and grey prints


Aztec (or aztec-like?) Print Shirt — 8 Comments

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  2. Hello, I am a teacher and I Will try to Make This with studentes ( 15 years old) This week. I hope it Will be a succes. IT is a very simpel but Nice idea.thank you!

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