Squirt some in a bowl (or tupperware, whatever you’ve got on hand) and grab a pencil with an UNUSED eraser. You need a nice round, flat, eraser to make perfectly round polka dots.
Once the second leg is complete, let the fabric paint dry completely. Then flip the shorts over and follow the same steps to finish the shorts.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you heat-set the fabric paint with an iron according to the manufacturers directions after the paint has dried. Tulip fabric paint requires that you cover the fabric with a press cloth (I use a thin kitchen towel or piece of muslin) and press with high heat for about 5 seconds. This will ensure that the paint won’t fade or peel off with washing.
Here are my shorts on the ironing board after I heat set the paint. This is before I added the elastic in the waistband.
And there you have it! An adorable pair of polka dot shorts. I think this would look great with white paint on denim, don’t you? Let me know if you make some!