(Hello awkward half-smile)
- a t-shirt (or any other fabric you want to print on)
- fabric paint & foam brush
- freezer paper (cheap at the grocery)
1. Cut out and trace your shape onto the un-shiny (yes, that's a technical term) side of the freezer paper. Then cut out with an exacto knife. DON'T throw away any pieces!!
2. Notice how all you're left with is the outside? Lay that on the fabric where you want it.
3. Iron on. Then add your insides and press them on. Be careful not to move the iron too much, it may knock them out of place. If that happens, just peel off and redo.
4. Put a paper bag or piece of cardboard inside your shirt to prevent leaking to the other side.
5. Pour some paint out onto a paper plate, use as many colors as you'd like.
(excuse the nails...work is fairly rough on them)
6. Paint! Be careful to paint away from any small pieces. I tended to dab a bunch of paint onto it and then slowly spread it out. Do as many layers as you need to make it as dark as you want.
7. Use tweezers or a toothpick when the paint is partly dry (as to not peel off any paint) to peel off the stencil.
8. Lay out until dry. I just left mine overnight to be safe.
9. Get dressed up and take your shirt out...like to a really awesome movie ;)
Because I used the same color as the front, my friends didn't believe I'd actually made this.
So I got home from the movie...and had an awesome package waiting for me from Rachel & Accuquilt. (Projects to come, of course!)
And after a movie high, and getting this awesome package, I looked a little like this...
But more like this...
(dorkily excited picture)
Let me know if you try this and how it works out for you! I'd love to hear (: