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06 August 2012

DIY 3.1 Phillip Lim super hero t-shirt


So I've been quite enamored with this whole pop art themed trend that's been popping (pun totally intended) up lately. I had my eye on that Phillip Lim t-shirt for a while, and the it suddenly occurred to me that it would much more cost effective and fun to just make the shirt myself. So, I picked up some fabric paint and chose my tshirt of choice- here's a quick DIY that should save you around £150.
1) Purchase paint. Any fabric paint will do! Make sure you have a couple brushes of different size too. You'll also need a basic vest/t-shirt unless you were just going to paint your bare chest...not advised.
2) Find a pop art print you like (I stole my good pal Phillips) and draw it on the shirt using a thick pencil. 
3) Pick the lightest color, and paint! 
4) Pick the next lightest color, paint some more!
5) Always end with black, don't forget to outline everything for that comic book effect.
6) Wait for the paint to dry, and iron the shirt! Specific instructions for how to set your paint will be written on your bottle of paint, so consult those before you iron anything.
7) Be awesome and kick people, then point to your shirt for explanation... And then run.

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62 comments:

  1. Super cool DIY. I LOVE LOVE LOVE pop art and am obsessed with the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection.

    Christie x

    Dark Blue Stripes

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  2. I LOOOOOVE THIS DIY!!!! SO GREAT!! :D I love the Phillip Lim pop art themed tops and sweaters ♥!
    Great idea Camilla! Nice job on painting it on the shirt, I love how it looks like a actual print rather than the effect of paint. Like I can tell when someone hand painted a clothing, but yours looks like a actual print like screen printing. :)
    I loled @ number 7 :D You're funny. :)

    Eliza

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  3. This looks amazing! So keen to try this out! Your blog is amazing and always full of great ideas :)
    Anna

    http://opshopaholic.blogspot.co.nz/

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  4. Looove this tshirt so much! Super heroes are my actual heroes. I'm gonna try one of these!

    Z
    http://areweontime.blogspot.com

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  5. Great idea, loving the pop art trend!

    Anna
    stylescreed.blogspot.com

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  6. Firstly i like your describtion above the comment field..

    Secondly i like our DIY shirt, looks awesome!



    Love Claudia
    www.peacockfeathergirl.blogspot.com

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  7. wow!i totally love those pics!!!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

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  8. Ah great job, it looks really cool!

    www.fashiable.nl

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  9. haha, that's great! thanks for the idea!

    http://ieva-thecraze.blogspot.com/

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  10. AMAZING! I love that! Such a great idea and it looks amazing on you!

    -Elodie x

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  11. Very very beautiful! The end result looks just like the original. Good job x

    Lubna
    ELLE VOX
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  12. Wow, the result is amazing! You're really talented, I wish I could draw like that! Very cooool.

    FASHION SUICIDES!

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  13. Great t-shirt! You´re clever Camilla!:)
    Simona

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  14. wow it's good idea!
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hahah definitely gunna try this!

    Prettylittleenvies.blogspot.com

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  16. great result! I guess number 7 won't be that hard to do, haha. have fun kickin!

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  17. This is so impressive and it has turned out so well! xxx
    http://athousandseasons.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. This looks so freaking cool!

    Xkelly

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  19. Your blog is great, fun, and I can find nice things.

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  20. super cool! can't wait to try ;)

    comment mine?
    www.jessie-therealme.blogspot.com

    xx

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  21. The simplest DIY solutions often completely evade me. This looks awesome, might have to give it a go. Cx

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  22. Wow you're really good!!! The shirt looks great!

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  23. Your DIY are like the coolest on the net !
    the 7) is really not a good advice to give, how many times have we discussed this Camilla ? You gotta control those violence issues ;)

    Bisous,
    Fragment de Style

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  24. this is great!!

    xx
    http://mariarubioblog.blogspot.com.es/

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  25. that is an awesome DIY it turned out so great!

    <3

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  26. Wow that looks great! I think I might have a go too!

    Rebecca
    thisisadigression.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Wow! I'm so glad I found your blog!
    so inspiring! <3 great post babe
    xoxo

    stylebycelia.blogspot.com

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  28. love the creation!
    fran

    showroomdegarde.blogspot.com
    new outfits in the beach

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  29. oh wow, looks exactly like the LIm shirt!! Awesome job!

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  30. Great DIY I'm definitely going to do this and I love step 7!

    Chloe xo

    stylethroughthelookingglass.blogspot.com

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  31. this is the best DIY - such a great idea!

    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.com

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  32. Really cool!

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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  33. Admiring the hard work you put into your blog and in depth information you
    present. It's awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same unwanted rehashed material.
    Great read! I've bookmarked your site and I'm including your RSS feeds to my Google
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  34. wow i need this in my life - thanks for sharing x

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  35. cool !! Maybe I'm gonna try this myself as well. Thanks for the inspiration

    KAIIWONG

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  36. YES! Best DIY ever. I'm a huge fan of graphic tee's, especially when they are reminiscent of comic books (duh). Thanks for sharing!

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  37. That is just awesome!! :-)

    xxHelene

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  38. great your DIY and yor blog! following you!

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  39. Great blog and tutorial, it would never turn out so neat if I were to try though :)

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  40. You did a great job, might try this out!

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  41. Wow, it looks so good! Loved the instructions too!

    Carmen Ri.

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  42. I LOVE this, I am a broke student and artist so this speaks to me!
    http://www.hausofduzniak.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  43. Woow!Lovely shirt!
    Thank you for the comment on my blog!X

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  44. It looks great! I don't think I am artistic enough to be able to draw something though.

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  45. THIS IS SO KICKASS. love it.

    I'm secretly a superhero.

    xx,
    J
    www.abentpieceofwire.com

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  46. Amazing inspirations, you're really cool :)

    follow/visit
    http://www.thepileofstyle.com/

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  47. This is really cool!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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  48. WOW! thats awesome!

    www.theluxuryrehab.com

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  49. Awesome DIY! You did such a great job! Xo

    - wnyfashion.blogspot.com -

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  50. Woah this is so cool, if you ever decide to make some to sell/giveaway please let me know haha :) xx

    www.opalintheclouds.blogspot.com

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  51. brilliant! I'll have to try it :)

    -Angela
    http://angeladissected.blogspot.com

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  52. Camilla, you are so damn talented!

    Thanks for your comment on my latest blog post, I have now mentioned you in the text as I am so impressed with this DIY. Go girl!!!

    Tanya xx

    www.fashionknowsnolimits.com

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  53. babeface, this is fantastic.. will you make one for me??? if I pay you #prettyplease??? xxx

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  54. WOW,it looks very cool.the DIY,I like it ~

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  55. totally cute, love it!

    www.boutiquediscounts.com

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