Intro: Easy T-shirt Printing Without Silk Screen
Sometimes you just want to say something without actually saying it. As a naturalised kiwi, I occasionally need to put cheeky Aussies in their place. This is my solution !!! ;-)
I had a bunch of free T-shirts and the paint was NZ$13 and I have enough for about 50 shirts.
A blank T-shirt
A Plasticising pocket (or Laminator sheet) same thing!
Picture of your design
Some paper towels/sheet of paper to iron thru
Step 1: Find the Picture You Like - the More Insulting the Better.
So I googled a picture of Australias most famous inhabitant (no not Paul Hogan) a kangaroo (might be a wallaby I suppose - who knows or even cares!!)
Step 2: Cut Out the Pattern on the Template
I used a sharp craft knife for this
Step 3: Iron on to the Shirt
I ripped the top sheet from the plasticised pocket (or laminator pouch) and ironed it on the shirt (glue side down obviously)
(this is from a different shirt I made earlier (as they would say in Blue Peter))
Step 4: Paint
I put a couple of sheets of paper inside the shirt to prevent "bleed through" and painted with fabric paint. I did two coats for even coverage. I let it dry for about five minutes.
Step 5: Fix the Paint
I ironed the paint to "fix" it in accordance with the instructions. I used paper towels to stop the fabric paint transferring to the iron.
Step 6: Peel Off the Template
If you are careful you can remove and reuse the template. I wasn't careful!! You could stick the templates on silk screen material and reuse time and time again if you wanted. I forgot to take a picture at this point.
Step 7: And There It Is. Evil Kiwi Insults Aussies!
Job Done - Insults inbound!!
Have added another picture as have gone the whole hog and tried colours!!