This is a basic tutorial to achieve a faux screen print look.
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Step 1: What You'll Need
• Shirt or item to "print" on
• Wax paper
• Writing utensil
• X-acto knife or scissors
• Washable school glue
• Fabric paint
Step 2: Create a Design
Draw out or trace a design onto wax paper.
Step 3: Cut
Cut out the areas that you don't want to be colored.
For instance, I cut out the circle and the letters.
Step 4: Arrange
Arrange the letters or design onto the shirt.
I would suggest gluing them down with washable school glue so that they will stay in place. I didn't, and part of the area I would have liked to be a "negative space" ended up getting paint on it.
Step 5: Paint
Paint everywhere you want color to be.
Make sure to do multiple coats if you want the feel of a screen print.
Step 6: Finishing Touches
Once painted, peel the wax paper off.
If paint managed to get on an unwanted area you can paint over with a different color or just leave it!
Step 7: Heat Setting
After a few days, or after the paint has completely dried I recommend heat setting the paint. This will just ensure it sticks and won't wash off.
Step 8: Final Steps
Wash and dry, and it's ready to wear!