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So for fathers day i decided to do a t-shirt with a logo my brother made of a mountain dulcimer that my dad designed.
The HX Dulcimer t-shirt.

Round up for yourself one new or used T-shirt.
 
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Step 1:

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Find an image you like and print or sketch it onto a piece of freezer paper. I design and prepare my stencils using Silhouette Studio software and my Silhouette SD desktop cutting machine.

I save my art in a vector format in this case .dxf and send it to the cutter. Picture is the stencil positioned on the T-shirt. (ignore the lone square cut out in the upper part of the stencil, that was something else :-/ ) Of course if you don't have these tool's you'll need to carefully cut out your stencil using an X-acto knife.

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 Iron the stencil onto your fabric, placing the shiny side of the freezer paper down. Make sure you iron around all edges of the stencil so that a seal is created between the fabric and stenciled image.

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 Purchase PERMANENT fabric paint from craft stores, such as Michael’s or JoAnns. It will cost you somewhere around $1.50 or so for a 1 oz.bottle. I prefer Tulip brand Matte finish paint. These require only a little thinking with water to get a smooth easy to brush consistency.

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Mix your paints for desired color.

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Using a paintbrush, paint directly over the stencil, making sure the paint is spread evenly. Be careful with your strokes that you don’t accidentally brush too far and paint onto the outside fabric. You may need to apply additional coats. I did 3 or 4 on this.

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Let the paint dry. This can take anywhere from one hour to a few hours (depending on how many layers are on there). If you’re antsy, you can speed up the process by drying it with a blow-dryer. Which i did :)

Step 7:

Carefully peel off the freezer paper. This is the fun part!
rickharris2 years ago
Any one know where you can buy Freezer paper in the UK or what we call it?
I believe freezer paper is also known as butcher paper. Plastic coating on one side.
10Haleys (author)  rickharris2 years ago
you could try at your local grocery store..
Waxed paper isn't as far a I can tell on sale in the UK - We tend to go to plastic bags for freezing.
You can get it on Amazon though.
fred272 years ago
Many years ago I used to do similar T-shirts, but I used those sheets of sticky clear plastic for covering books, etc. The backing paper was just about transparent enough that you could trace a dark image below it.