Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tutorial: Freezer-paper stenciled tees

a t-shirt
freezer paper
an iron
craft knife and a cutting board or self-healing mat
fabric paint and a sponge brush

Step 1:
Pick the design that you want to use for your shirt. For this shirt I just typed up what I wanted my shirt to say in Word.  Than I held my freezer paper up to the screen and traced it.

Step 2:
Cut out your design, using your craft knife and cutting board or self-healing mat.

Step 3:
Iron your freezer paper stencil onto you t-shirt.

Step 4:
Before you start to paint, I always put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt, just in case I'm a little heavy handed with the paint, I don't want it to bleed through.  Then paint over your stencil.

Step 5:
Let your paint dry just a little, before peeling off your stencil.  I have discovered that if you let it dry too long, the stencil is harder to peel off.

For a double-sided shirt, just do one side at a time.  Let the first side dry before starting the other side.

Step 6:
Enjoy your new, super-cute, completely customized shirt!