STENCIL A T-SHIRT
Painting your own T-shirt using a stencil is a great way to create your own garments. It is quick, easy and fun to do. So grab some basic stencilling materials and get personalising your T-shirts.
Plain coloured T-shirt/Clean & Ironed
- A stencil
- Repositionable Spray Mount or masking tape
- A good quality fabric paint (Dylon, Pebeo etc)
-Plate or paint tray
- A piece of stiff cardboard
- Kitchen roll
Make Stencil Tacky
Repositional spray mount can be used on the back of the stencil to make it tacky and stick really well to the T-shirt when painting. The other option is to just securely attach the stencil using painters tape.
Put a stiff piece of cardboard inside a clean, ironed T-shirt, this will prevent the paint from seeping through and spoiling the back of the T-shirt.
Flatten the T-shirt out and fix the stencil into position.
Paint your T-shirt
Apply a small amount of paint to your stencil brush and then wipe off any excess before painting
Apply the paint using a stippling, up and down motion to paint through the stencils cut out areas. Reload your brush when necessary and continue until all parts of the stencil have been painted.
If you over load the brush with too much paint then you will risk having the paint bleed under the stencil causing blotchy edges.
You don't have to wait for the paint to dry. Peel back the stencil to reveal the image, hold the T-shirt down with one hand while peeling the stencil off with the other. Leave your T-shirt to dry.
Some fabric paints require fixing with a hot iron always follow the manufacturers instructions that come with the paint.
You now have a unique T shirt to wear with pride. Your stencil is reusable so make one for all your friends. They make ideal gifts! We specialise in making custom made stencils so why not get us to turn your idea into a stencil for you to paint your own unique T-shirt design.
You can stencil onto any fabrics so be creative and stencil cushions, tote bags , curtains, light shades...and have FUN!