Intro: Avengers Infinity War T-Shirt
Are your hyped for Infinity Wars?! Yeah that's a stupid question, everyone is.
Anyhow, I've been trying to find a special graphic tee for opening night but none seemed quite right, so after browsing the internet for ideas, I present the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy crossover tee you've been waiting for!
Step 1: Supplies
This craft is basically a hybrid of freezer paper stencils and galaxy tees so you'll need:
Fabric paint - I'd suggest dark blue and 2-3 other colors as well as white for mixing and stars. I made my shirt with just 4 colors.
Black tee shirt - pick one off of the clearance rack or just grab an old one that deserves a new life.
Sponges - I used sponge brushes (one for each color) but in hindsight a plain old giant one would have worked a little better.
Freezer paper - for the stencil.
Old tooth brush - makes nice stars.
You'll also need an iron for applying the stencil and possibly heat setting the paint.
Step 2: Stencil & Prep
First, if the shirt is new, wash it. We want all the shrinking to happen before we paint.
Next, trace and cut out the logo on the freezer paper. Iron on the stencil (the plastic side should be touching the fabric). I had to use moderately high heat (hotter than what was recommended for the material) but you do NOT want the stencil to shift while you're pounding it with paintbrushes.
Step 3: Paint!
Now for the funnest (most fun? is funnest a word?) part. Take a few palettes (or in my case, paper plates) and squirt on your paints. Generally, you want to start with your lighter colors and shouldn't be able to see any of the black fabric underneath (the dark areas are made with the navy blue) but as long as it looks good to you, it's working.
Oh, and be sure to place cardboard between the layers of fabric, my paint seeped through a bit.
When you're pleased with the look, take the toothbrush, dip it in pure white paint, and rake your thumb against it to make stars. Let the whole thing dry over night.
Step 4: Finishing Touches
Peel off the stencil (hopefully the print looks nice and sharp). Depending on the brand you may need to iron it again to fully set the paint. If that's the case, try to wait at least a whole 24 hours just in case the paint is slightly moist still.
Now go forth and impress your friends at the premier!