Why not design your own unique t-shirts? Now that I have started I don’t want to do anything else this summer! A pity summer in the UK just doesn’t last long enough!
Of course, there are many ways to decorate a t-shirt. Here I used stencil printing to transfer a design onto fabric. It’s an easy and simple printing technique that can produce stunning results.
I first drew a design on a big sheet of paper and cut out the shapes with a craft knife. I then applied some spray mount to the underside of the stencil to adhere it to the fabric and avoid leakages.
To apply the paint I used my new mini airbrush spray gun kit and createx airbrush colours. I applied the ink in thin coats to build up a layer using cranberry and pearlized gold.
As an alternative a stencil brush, sponge or sponge roller combined with textile paint can also be used for stencil printing.
I find bold designs are easier to cut out of the paper, so I avoid fine lines or too small shapes, when drawing a design.
I wrote another post on hand printing a t-shirt, here is the link.