If you follow me on Facebook, then you know that I embarrassingly made a Hunger Games TShirt last week to wear to the movie. Oh you thought I was kidding? Sorry, no. I realize not every grown woman is interested in making a tshirt inspired from an 8th grade novel. My obsession aside, this technique can be used for anything. I do freezer paper stenciling all the time, remember this onesie HERE. I dyed my tshirt because I wanted it to look grey. It actually came out a weird purplish color, ha! Oh well its The Hunger Games, not The Fancy Life.
All you need:
tshirt - dye (optional) - freezer paper - fabric paint
Use an Exacto or your silhouette to cut your stencil. Use the "negative space" of the letter or design. Iron that down. Make sure to get a good seal around the edges.
Then, using a sponge brush, use an up and down motion and apply a few thin coats of fabric paint. I have noticed if you go side to side, the paint runs under the stencil. Don't forget you can mix paint together, I used yellow and red and mixed different shades for the "FIRE" part.
The best part is taking off the stencil after it dries.
Make sure to heat set the paint. All I do it take a really thin piece of fabric and place it over the shirt, then movie the iron around for about 30 seconds to a minute. Yay, ready to embarrass people that you know by actually wearing it in public :)