Introduction: T- Shirt Stenciling

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Step 1: Pick an Image

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self explanatory
check this site out

Step 2: Trace It

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place and tape a sheet of waxed paper over your image and trace your image onto in.

Step 3: Cut It Out

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self explanatory

Step 4: Tape It to the T

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tape over any rips in your stencil

Step 5: Paint It

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read the instructions on the can if you don't know how to use spray paint

Step 6: Your Done

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note: I do not know if spray paint stays in in the wash
that will be posted
paint any extra details on if you want, i did the grenades pin


horrorguru (author)2010-07-25

handwash the tshirt and the color will stay in longer use fabric paint and the stencil desidn will last longer on the tshirt

turner22 (author)2008-10-16

wat's yer favorite stencil website? i mostly do my own pieces but i use kittybuttons alot.

kadeishasims (author)turner222010-06-05

thanks for introducing me in love

firemanfu (author)2009-12-05


NuGFX (author)2009-06-25

ur weird but bold admirable kinda disgusting JELLYROLLS

moomooman (author)2009-06-18

if you want your shirt to look even better use spray on adhesive

Long John (author)2009-04-23

Why do you use spray paint and not fabric paint?

firemanfu (author)Long John2009-04-23

i didn't have any fabric paint, but the spray paint has held up great over at least twenty washings

reckz1 (author)2008-07-01


firemanfu (author)reckz12008-07-22

of muscle

reckz1 (author)firemanfu2008-07-22

You got that right

mthiels (author)reckz12009-04-10


macdadyabc (author)2007-08-29

alright, A, thats not your stencil , and B, you did a horrible job with the detail. my shirts are way better.

mg0930mg (author)macdadyabc2009-03-18

let's see your 'way better' work...

firemanfu (author)macdadyabc2008-03-17

A i refer back to stencil punks were i found the image B. i think it looks just fine i'd prefer if you kept your opinions to yourself it works just fine for me.

TK409 (author)2008-07-21

Doing an instructable in your underpants? That's gutsy. Well done!

firemanfu (author)TK4092008-07-22


slimguy379 (author)2008-05-02

this idea (specifically this design) would look killer on a pair of jeans on the pocket.... but maybe a different color!?! I say THIS ideas is good because I did a stormtrooper w/ cross bones on jeans w/ black shirt iron ons and after a few washes they looked like crap!

firemanfu (author)slimguy3792008-05-02

mine have been washed probably 8 times now and the acrylic faded but not the spray paint

NeonLime (author)firemanfu2008-06-11

I Have A Pair Of Jeans That Are Purposely Faded And The Bottoms Are Purposely Bleached, So This Idea Would Be A Great Idea To Add Onto The "Trashed" Or "Old" Look.

firemanfu (author)NeonLime2008-06-12

i hate things that are artificially distressed, other than that, good idea

xtacticalmonkeyx (author)2008-01-24

were do u find the grenade stencil on stencil punk

=SMART= (author)firemanfu2008-04-24

cool site

thatjawn (author)2007-08-28

I recommend you put a shirt on. Also, how did you go about the ring in the middle?

firemanfu (author)thatjawn2007-08-29

I painted the ring on with green acrylic paint I was chilling after school I don't like shirts

summit (author)firemanfu2008-03-12

Or pants for that matter...I noticed the Old Navy boxers...

firemanfu (author)summit2008-03-13

ay they get in the way (evil laugh)

summit (author)firemanfu2008-03-13

Arrg are we now pirates matey?

He's too manly for shirts.

Bright Shadow (author)2007-11-26


TangMu (author)2007-08-28

I reccomend getting your image laminated and then cutting that out. Its really strong and you can use repositionable spray adhesive on the underside so it all touches the t shirt.

I dont like using my spraypaint for this, sometimes i find it washes out too quickly. You can get the same effect by mixing 1:1 acrylic paint and textile medium and rollering it over the stencil with a hand roller. When it dries you can wash it and it doesnt run The only downside to this is bright colours on dark dont really stand out... thats where bleach comes in :p

firemanfu (author)TangMu2007-10-06

its been washed 4 times now and hasent faded at all

connorcancount! (author)2007-09-07

nice image! is it from stencil punks?

oh never mind just read the next step.

burnoutxd (author)2007-08-31

umm.. this could use some work on the details (over spray, defintion) but youre on the right track


jammis (author)2007-08-29

Hey thanks for the link to the stencil site. I grabed some freezer paper last night cut out my companies name and ironed it to a new shirt. Sprayed it white a few times and now i have a kick butt ne shirt.

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