Step 4: Paint the Creeper's Face

Put some of the black fabric paint on your dish, scrap of freezer paper, or whatever.  Dip the stencil brush into the paint, making sure to coat it nicely and evenly.  Don't get too much paint though.  You don't want it dripping or getting gloppy.

Pat the brush onto the shirt and stencil.  Don't stroke it like a regular paint brush, don't rub it or grind it against the shirt, and don't drag it over the edges of the stencil.  Doing any of that can force paint under the edge of the stencil, ruining your nice straight edges.  Just dab it up and down.  Try to look at the shirt from different angles to look for spots you might have missed, especially in the corners.  Sometimes it's easier to see missed spots after the paint has dried a little bit.  Dab on more paint in these areas as needed.

Once you're satisfied with your paint coverage, move the shirt someplace where it won't be disturbed and leave it alone to dry according to the paint manufacturer's instructions.  The brand I used said to let it air dry for 24 hours then heat set it.

To heat set the paint, wait until it's dry (a day or so), put your pressing cloth or parchment paper over the design, then press with a hot iron.

If you don't want to add glitter, you can skip ahead to Step 6. 
Basically, remove the stencil once the paint is dry and has been heat set.  Carefully start peeling the stencil off, working from the outside in.  It should come off fairly easily.  Don't forget to remove the paper from the inside of the shirt as well.  You can wear the shirt now, but wait another day or two before laundering.  Turn the shirt inside out before washing and follow the paint manufacturer's recommendations.  My paint said to hand wash or machine wash with cool water.

If you want to add glitter, move on to the next step.

<p>Notch may have changed his mind about publicly sharing the image. Both of the links to the Creeper face are disabled. Hope there is an updated link available. Maybe the file was just relocated.</p>
<p>It would be nice to make a this before my B-day I love to creep up on people and scaring them so this is the perfect T-shirt!</p>
<p>Really good execution. No underpaint whatsoever.</p>
<p>Hi! </p><p>I'm throwing a minecraft party for my daughter in 2 weeks and I would love to do these for the goody bags, while this is a great tutorial I'd be making around 15 shirst so I'm trying to find an easier way. Do you think I could do iron on transfer paper and then glue and glitter for the girls? </p>
<p>I found a tutorial on Pinterest to do it with iron on...that's what I am doing. I'm just here looking for a stencil.</p>
<p>Another question. Do you think I could just use this? </p><p></p>
Could she possibly smile and bigger?!??! Sooooo cute!
I totally agree! Such a cute smile!
are you allowed to use fabric markers
For drawing the Creeper face? Yes, you certainly could, but I think fabric markers would be more likely to bleed and wouldn't give as crisp lines as the stenciled fabric paint does.
oh... i dont want that, what type of store has fabric paint...anyway
Most art stores supply fabric paint.
Great job! I want to make on real bad... Or do I want to go play mine craft more?? hmmm ;-)
I just made this and it turned out beautifully! Thanks for the tutorial!
would it make a difference if i ironed the stencil on or not?
Yes. If you don't iron down the stencil, you won't get a crisp edge. The paint will seep under the paper too easily.
Awesome! I can see it now...<br>&quot;Hey Patrick! What's with your shirt?&quot;<br>&quot;SSSSSsssssssSSSSSSSSSS&quot;
gunnu make this for my brother(he loves mine craft)
Stenciled this on my longboard.Not using your method,though.Just a can of spray paint.
What else can you use instead of freezer paper? :P
I've heard of people using self-adhesive label sheets, but those would be more expensive than freezer paper, and since the labels are much thinner it would be easier for paint to bleed through the paper. They also don't stick to fabric very well.<br><br>You can buy blank stencil sheets for working on fabric, but they're more expensive. I think they can be used more than once though.
Good ol' Minecraft! Great job on the stencil!
This is so cool!!
Sweet. <br> <br>

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