How to: Stencil Shirt

This past weekend I felt really creative and so I learned how to sew, but that just wasn't enough and so I did some stenciling on some shirts.
Because this is such a simple way to improve your wardrobe I decided it would be fun to share it with you.

What you'll need:

- A blank shirt 
- Wax paper or even better freezer paper or contact paper
- Fabric color or acrylic paints
- X-acto knife
- Brush
- Desired stencil 

I decided to use acrylic color as I didn't have fabric color. You have to realize that stencils with acrylic color will be hard and not as durable as those with fabric color.
I really really suggest you to get freezer paper (here they don't even sell it) as you will have less problems when applying the stencil to the shirt.

So you have your stencil. Tape it on the wax/freezer paper and start cutting out the dark areas (or white if you have a black/dark shirt).

This is what you should end up with.

And now it's time to start coloring it! If you have FREEZER paper iron it to the shirt (wax side down) as it will stick to it and this step will be so much easier. If you have WAX paper DON'T iron it (I've learned it the hard way as everything starts rolling up) but rather use some tape.
Don't forget to place something between the front and back of the shirt, so that no paint bleeds through to the other side.

After this you should have the finished stencil.  You should leave it to dry (check the instructions on the fabric color). I left it for approx. 30 min because acrylic paint dries really quickly.

And now it's ready to wear!

I really love my old new shirt :D

XOXO Parisky


Tamara said...

Ql izgleda ;). Ocitno bos morala v nabavo tekstilnih barv!

Helena (XOXO Parisky) said...

Tamara: Jp jp. Bom nabavla črno, rdečo, belo, modro in rumeno (pač ta osnovne, da jih lahko poljubno mešaš) aja pa še en kup takih brezzveznih praznih majc.

Bombchell said...

freaking awesome I love it!!!!!

Helena (XOXO Parisky) said...

Thank you Bombchell!

Gaby said...

Super creative! The result is really great! =D

sanja said...

waaa hudo to!

Helena (XOXO Parisky) said...

Thanks Gaby, you should try that too ;)

Sanja: Hvala ;)

Lillian Funny Face said...

Looks wonderful!

amusedPolish said...

I've been trying to do that but no good results yet :(- any freezer-paper company you can recommend? i hear reynolds from the us is great but it is hard to get here/shipping is €€€€€

Helena (XOXO Parisky) said...

Lillian: thank you!
AmusedPolish: well I really don't know any freezer paper companies as here they don't even sell it. But you can check on ebay, I'm sure there are some good deals outh there. If you still can't get it try wax paper but be careful when you color the edges that the color wont bleed under it. I suggest tapping on the edges and than coloring the insides.