Use this simple fish-print technique to make a one-of-a-kind T-shirt that's perfect for adults and kids alike.
Resources: For more information on fish printing and to purchase fish replicas and fish-printing kits, visit acornnaturalists.com. T-shirts are from American Apparel. Speedball fabric screen-printing ink, printing blocks, and linoleum cutter are available from misterart.com. For more fun projects, check out these favorite crafts from "The Martha Stewart Show."
- Whole fish or fish replica
- Fabric screen-printing ink
- Hook template
- Speedy-Cut printing block or eraser
- Linoleum cutter
Generously ink fish by rolling a brayer in fabric paint and then rolling onto fish. Place T-shirt front side down on inked fish and pat in place. Carefully lift T-shirt and lay front side up to dry.
Print hook template. Trace and fill in hook shape with pencil. Turn template over onto a printing block or eraser and rub the back of the template with the pencil to transfer the image. Carve around the transferred hook shape with a linoleum cutter to make a stamp.
Stamp a hook for the fish on the T-shirt with fabric paint. Allow to dry.
Set the fabric paint according to the paint manufacturer's instructions.