Perfect for those stained T’s you don’t want to discard… or for new shirts, gifts, etc. Ready?! Here we go!
2- Find a picture you want to put on a t-shirt. In this example, I did a search for a compass, found one I liked, and printed that out. Since it did not have directional markers, I printed those out in a font I liked. See first photo.
4- Cover drawing with your freezer paper. Notice, it is shiny side down, smooth paper side up. Tape down freezer paper being careful not to use tape near your drawing… you will need to remove it prior to ironing the stencil onto your shirt.
6- Carefully remove the stencil from the board. Gently remove any remaining tape. You now have a one-use-only stencil. Your project will be one-ok-a-kind! Excited yet?
8- Cut a second piece of freezer paper to put in between the front and back of the t-shirt. You know… where your body will be when wearing your art!
9- Place second piece, shiny side facing up (see photo) so that, when ironed, it will stick to the underside of the front of the shirt. This will prevent any bleeding through of the paint onto the back of the shirt.
10- Position stencil where you want it on the front of the shirt and slowly iron on. If you use a stencil with intricate and small pieces (such as this tree), take care to check that the stencil is pressed down at all the edges.
Fabric paint in colors of choice.
Cups or paper plate for paint. A paper plate is much better if you are doing some mixing of colors such as the caterpillar or Ohm shirts in the previous blog.
Brushes for stenciling and if you are adding detail.
The drawing for reference