School out on summer holidays, and I’ve been spending most of the time so far in the lab. Wanted to make a mini-tutorial on how to paint on your clothes.
Step one. Sew yourself a shirt. Buy a blank one or grab one out of your closet.
Step two. Decide on the size of your drawing using A4. In this case it will be two A4s, or one A3.
Step three. Make your drawing, take a picture then import it to Microsoft Word, or any word processor. With the image taking up an entire A3 page, save and print.
Step four. Now to make the stencil. I use wax paper for this. One side has a regular paper texture, and the other has waxy film that sticks to surfaces when it is heated. You can also paint on it as it won’t bleed on the other side. Lay some on top of your printed page and use a knife, stencil cutter to make your stencil. In this case I only want to paint the outline of the hand. Cut that then iron it onto your shirt. DON’T forget to first iron your shirt before your put the wax paper on! We need a bit of gap so cut into the leftover wax paper. Once that is done we’re ready to paint.
Step five. Paint! I used three coats to get the best white possible. When all is said and dry. Take the wax paper off and you’re done.
I would like to add more details to it but until I find a fabric pen with a fine enough tip, we’ll file this under comfortably satisfied :-D.