Wings DIY t-shirt refashioncomments (0) September 29th, 2012
Everyone has a boring monochrome t-shirt used only as a pyjama... well here's a quite simple refashion project to make that t-shirt wearable in public again!
What you'll need:
2 CARDBOARDs – thin enough to cut out the stencil easily but still thick to remains stiff after cutting. The size depends on how big you want the wings to be, I used a A3 SIZE cardboard
small SCISSOR to cut the stencil
T-SHIRT or whatever you want to paint the wings on
a piece of SPONGE (I use a piece of soft facial sponge), a small one would be more handy
FABRIC PAINT of any color
a plastic PLATE or anything similar where to pour the paint
1) Download the stencil here. You'll find 2 jpg images because I divided the stencil in 2 parts. This allows us to print 2 A4 sheets and then glue them on the A3 cardboard to recompose the original image.
2) Cut the stencil! You need to cut away all the black parts. I always use nail scissors but if you're good with the cutter just use it (I only have a very big one that doesn't work fine!)
It's a hard work, I know... Good to know: once you'll make the stencil you can keep it and reuse it whenever you want.
Save a lot of time cutting only one wing, you can then turn the stencil on the other side to paint the 2nd wing.
3) Prepare you t-shirt. I suppose everyone wants the wings to be on the back of the t-shirt so lay it flat with the front size facing the table (or the floor as in my case).
Don't forget to put a cardboard inside the t-shirt to protect the front size from the paint!
Then place your stencil in the desired place and use some needles to keep it still.
4) Now pour some paint on the plate and dip the sponge in it. Remove excess paint by pushing the sponge on the plate, then start painting on the t-shirt with a gentle vertical movement so that the paint doesn't spread outside of the stencil.
5) Congrats, the 1st wing is done! Let the t-shirt and the cardboard dry (overnight if possible). When both are dry enough you can start painting the 2nd wing with the same procedure.
6) When both wings will be well dried iron the t-shirt on the painted side for ca. 5 minutes. This makes the painting more durable.
The packging of the paint you purchased includes for sure specific information about the washing.