I was planning on showing you a more complex, untrademarked example of this technique but when I sprayed the shirt, the colour did not bleach out and you can really only use these stencils once!
Note to self: Colour test beforehand.
I did not want to cut that stencil out again, so here is a more simplified example:
You will need:
Spray bottle of bleach solution (I used 50/50 bleach and water)
T-shirt or other fabric you wish to stencil onto
Paper towel to dab away excess bleach.
- Print or draw your design on printer paper
- Flatten garbage bag on ironing board and place paper on top.
- Cut garbage bag around the edges of the paper to ensure you do not iron the bag directly.
- Iron directly on the paper with continual movement until paper is ironed to board, peel off.
- Cut out stencil.
- Iron stencil onto shirt.
- Insert cardboard into shirt so that the bleach does not seep through the fabric and bleach the back of the shirt.
- Spray with bleach solution, dabbing off with paper towel to keep lines crisp.
- Allow to dry a few minutes.
- Peel off stencil.
|This is what the back of the stencil should look like once the plastic is |
melted on. If you have white spaces just add extra plastic to those areas.