5.12.2008

Take Two Stencil Tee


Here is the boy version which I promised would be making an appearance pretty soon. I was much happier with the technique I used this time, and the results were much sharper. Here's how I did it: Choose a picture to use (this is easiest if you can find a good black and white image). If you are computer savvy you can put it into photoshop and play with it until it looks like a stencil. Otherwise you will have to do a bit of freehandy work. Trace your picture onto a blank stencil sheet (making sure that all the light pieces are anchored to the stencil somehow). With an exacto knife, cut out all the parts of the stencil that you want to turn into paint on the tee. I used a mini roller and textile dye to transfer the design. You could use the more easily accessible soft fabric paint. Wait for the design to dry completely, and set with an iron. Cute, huh?

8 comments:

Rayia said...

Love it!!!

Crystal Comis said...

Rachel,

This looks great! Thank you for the directions. You really could sell these.
Happy experimenting!

bethany said...

Super Cute! The shirts and Titus!!

Allison said...

That's adorable! My question is-- where did you get the colorful plain tees/onesies?! I can never find those anywhere!

Dani said...

Oh, I really like the manly truck tees! And your son makes the perfect model!

Rachel Jankovic said...

Allison-
I was really pleased with the tees too! I scored them at Ross in packs of three (two solid colors and one not so cute print).They are "bon bebe" and I payed a whopping $5 for three. They are 100% combed cotton and feel great. Now I need to do a new girl stencil to go on the pink and aqua ones I got! This is a pretty addictive little craft.

Claire said...

And the funny thing is--to those of us (read: me) who aren't so crafty--that you think this is so easy it barely qualifies as a craft. I could see this turning into a three-day failure complete with headache and textile-paint mess, over here. They're really cute. I'd buy them.

On the up side, the rug made of carpet samples is all done, and when I can get my photog husband to take a picture of it, I'll put it up. It's very jolly with all those colors.

Deborah said...

I think I like the trucks even better!! I think those'll be a seller for sure.
And Claire, can't wait to see the rug pics!