I love silhouettes, and after I received an awesome package of stencils from Crafters Workshop, I knew that I wanted to pair them with some Jacquard products I recently received to make this mixed media t-shirt.
Here's how to do it.
Use you get your dye bath mixed, immerse your white t-shirt into the water. You may want to buy a plain white t-shirt from a craft store or thrift store in a size larger since cotton tends to shrink a little in hot water.
To create a little interest in the background, I used a script font rubber stamp and staz on to randomly stamp front of t-shirt.
Now, I am not the best stenciler, so I mixed some baking powder to the paint to make it a little thicker and less likely to run under the stencils. I mixed the paint to the baking soda in a 1:1 ratio. Cornstarch would work well for this as well.
1. Use a brush especially made for stencils
2. Resist the temptation to overload the brush.
3. Use a pouncing motion in lieu of a sweeping motion. Keep pouncing until the desired color intensity is reached.
4. Wash and dry the stencil on both sides each time you move it to another location on the fabric. Use plenty of paper towels to make sure you remove and dry off all remnants of paint spots.
5. Ideally, let the stenciled areas dry before moving to the next area, but if you need to work faster, a heat tool will speed dry the paint as well as help set it on the fabric.
Let your shirt dry, while you create the rosettes. For these rosettes, I used black cotton fabric and fabric glue. If you are unfamiliar with creating these simple flower shapes from scratch, click here. You can use purchased rosettes as well, if you are not up to making your own.
Once you have all your rosettes on the t-shirt, use a needle and black sewing thread to sew them in place.