No More Solid-Colored Tees in MY House! (Embellishing Your Clothing Using Stencils & Fabric Paint)

Ive discovered the joys of painting on fabric and there are very few solid t-shirts left in the house as a result. Hm, what else can I stencil? Hand towels? Socks? Sheets? John had better guard his t-shirts with his life because eventually Im going to run out of things to stencil and Im going to be eyeing his dresser. 😉

The How-To:

Here are the supplies I gathered:

Retro Tulip Soft Fabric Paint
Sponge Pouncers
Crafters Square 4-Pack Stencils (I grabbed mine at the Dollar Tree and cant find them anywhere online but theselook pretty cute, too!)
Paper or cardboard

1. Pre-wash fabric/shirts.
2. Tape your stencil to the area of fabric you want to paint.
3. Place paper or cardboard underneath the area youll be painting so it doesnt bleed through to the back.
4. Using the sponge tip brush, apply paint. The instructions on my paint said to apply four coats.
5. Let dry for four hours or more.

I really love the colors that came in the package of paints I bought so vivid!

Stenciling Tips:

– Different types of fabrics will absorb the paint differently. I had to apply more paint to Emmas shirts with a bit of stretch in them.
– Depending on the fabric, you might want to iron it before painting.
– You can set the paint by ironing it (with a press cloth) 24 hours after it dries.
– For very small details, use q-tips.

Tell me you dont want to give this a try! 🙂