I had really good intentions of making a start on Friday night...until I was lumbered with a suprise house inspection.....aaaagghhh.
So thismorning, while I was baking 5 minute orange cake cupcakes and watching the start of the Bathhurst 1000 (I admit that I do actually like watching the V8 Supercars), I finally made a start. I searched the house for 30 minutes looking for my craft knife. I found the packet with spare blades but no craft knife, so I had to substitute that little blue stanley knife thingy instead which was quite blunt.
I kept the design quite simple for my first try (especially considering the blade I was using to cut it out). M for Moo Moo with a couple of stars. I used a $3 K-Mart t-shirt that I had in the stash. I have a few more that I bought at the oppy on Friday but I haven't had a chance to wash them yet.
I ironed the stencil onto the t-shirt (shiny side down and no steam). I was amazed at just how well the stencil stuck to the t-shirt. I decided on using artists acrylic paint with this fabric fixative mixed in. I've had the fabric fixative in the stash for a while...I think I originally found it at Bunnings.
I used a small foam brush and dabbed the paint onto the t-shirt making sure not to brush or drag it.....and then waited for it to dry.
Voila! I put a cloth over the painted section and heat set it with the iron. I'm amazed at just how sharp the edges are. There was no paint bleeding whatsoever. These will make fab Christmas pressies for little kiddies!
I must give a huge shoutout and thankyou to Liesl because I would have never tried this, and I am very impressed with just how easy it was..... and a big thankyou for shoving me in the right direction by sending me some freezer paper too!
I'm off to the Spotlight 20% off sale tomorrow to find a new craft knife.....goodness only knows what I'll actually come home with....