Miscellany

Coloring Book Wearables

Turn your adult coloring book pages into something you can wear with Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium!
By  Julie Lewis for Plaid  

size varies

materials

  • Coloring book
  • T-shirt or onesie 

tools

  • Computer and dry toner copier
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Liner paintbrush #1
  • Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Inks in colors of choice
  • Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium 

basic supplies

  • Wax paper
  • Cardboard
  • Paper towels
  • Container of water
  • Sponge
  • Scissors

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Project Instructions

1. Color desired images from coloring book using markers or colored pencils.

2. Photocopy colored images on dry toner copier; reduce or enlarge as needed to fit t-shirt or onesie. Print and cut out leaving ¼” border around image.

3. Place cardboard or hard surface inside shirt.

4. Place images right side up on a piece of wax paper. Apply a liberal smooth coat of photo transfer to images. You should not be able to see your image.

5. Carefully peel up images and place transfer medium side down on shirt. Cover with wax paper and lightly roll transfer medium bottle over image to smooth. Wipe away any excess from shirt.

6. Refer to manufacturer’s instructions for curing times.

7. Blot cured images with wet sponge and begin to lightly rub away paper in a circular motion. Wet and wipe away paper repeatedly until all paper is removed.

8. Paint details with liner brush and fabric ink.