I feel like my posts have been getting fewer and fewer - sorry about that. I've been too busy these days 'cause I've actually started planning for my wedding! and yes, folks, I may be crazy, but I'm planning to DIY most of it. Anyway.... I've been thinking of something not jewelry related to post for today - and since I've been wanting a graphic-ish shirt I decided to stencil a white shirt I recently bought. Read on for the how to and to get the template!
Shirt in your color of choice
Fabric paint in two colors
Cutting mat / Cutting machine
Click the photo, right-click and then save image. Print out the stencil and trace onto your contact paper - resize as needed. Cut it out with your ruler and x-acto or cut using your cutting machine.
Stick it onto your shirt - now you want to get fabric or parchment paper and iron that contact paper to adhere it more to the shirt. This will make your stencil less prone to sticking up and having those ugly imperfections.
Now with your sponge and fabric paint, color that thing in - you want to just sponge the paint not spread it around as with a paint brush - again this will give you a cleaner line. Wait for that to dry.
Now taking your second color and a new (or newly washed) sponge, dab some color on the left edges of the letters. Dab to feather the color leftward (or rightward, depending on what side you added the color on) so it'll look like it's fading. Wait for that to dry as well.
Peel the contact paper, put parchment paper on top of it and iron that on to heat set the fabric paint. And you are done!
Wasn't that easy? I feel like I'm going to make more of these in different colors.. How about you guys - what do you think of this DIY? Of course tell me in the comments box. Don't forget to tune in Friday for something fantabulous! I hope you have a fab fourth of July!
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