Tea Collection’s fall collection is inspired by the Chinese Art District. When we envision Chinese artworks, we think of delicate brush strokes making thin lines with black liquid paint. In our eyes, those abstract lines come together in the shape of one thing: a tiger and her stripes. The designers at Tea obviously felt the same way, putting together this Tiger Tee with Chinese characters used to construct the shape of the face.
WHAT YOU NEED:
PRINT your tiger template as large as possible on standard sized paper.
TAPE your template on top of a 12" x 12” piece of cardstock. Be sure to tape the template directly in the center of the page.
CUT along the edge of the tiger shape, using an x-acto blade.
BE SURE to cut carefully through both the template and the cardstock.
LIFT the template off the cardstock carefully and slowly, making sure to remove the tape that is holding it in place.
MAKE SURE that the x-acto knife cut all the way through the cardstock and that the tiger shape is loose.
DROP the positive shape of the tiger out, leaving the negative shape of the tiger on the 12" x 12" cardstock.
You now have a die-cut silhouette!
LAY your die-cut silhouette ontop of the orange cardstock, making the image of the tiger very clear.
LINE the two sheets of cardstock up exactly so they fit the same size.
TRACE around the outline of your tiger with a pencil. This is to give you a guideline when you are sticking on your tiger's stripes.
DRAW some thin tiger stripes onto your black cardstock in all shapes and sizes.
CUT the stripes out using your x-acto knife. Be careful with the really thin ones!
REMOVE the blue die-cut silhouette and spray your orange cardstock with spray fix. Be sure to hold it at a reasonable distance so you don't spray too heavy.
PASTE down your stripes, making sure they are stuck within the shape of the tiger. If you don't have spray fix a glue stick works perfectly fine.
FILL the tiger with stripes all over.
CHECK that you have filled all necessary areas of your tiger with stripes. Do this by laying your tiger silhouette over the orange paper, making sure you have filled the space that will be seen through your die-cut tiger.
LAY your silhouette over the orange carsdstock and STICK it in place. The spray fix should be enough to hold it down. If not, use your glue stick.
ADD MORE FEATURES to your tiger:
DRAW a face for your tiger on a separate piece of paper and CUT it out.
GLUE the face in place on the tiger’s head.
TRACE some grass onto green cardstock.
CUT the grass out and PASTE it onto your collage.
FRAME IT! Your masterpiece is complete and lovely enough to frame and hang, wherever you choose