Yesterday, I spray-painted a plain t-shirt for my husband. It’s best to let the paint dry overnight, even though I wanted to peel back the stencil immediately!
Notice the tape on the edges of the stencil. I usually use masking tape, but in a pinch packing tape will do. Just don’t iron the tape to the shirt. Trust me. The freezer paper peels away without leaving a residue. I took this off in one piece, but I don’t know why I bothered because I don’t think I can re-use an old stencil.
Here’s the finished stencil. I might refine the hand if I use this design again. I had a little seepage under the wing area. If you’re very worried about that then spray it in two thinner coats than I used- about an hour between coats. As it is, the seepage on the wings doesn’t bother me. I’ll let the shirt set another day or two and wash it, which should remove the seepage and tiny bit of overspray.
Unfortunately, my husband was not happy with the photos I took- I’ll get him tomorrow when we’re doing photos for my Sewing Foundations class.
This is the original image I made into a stencil. My husband has a fondness for monkeys on t-shirts, he almost doesn’t wear any other kind of shirt. I like his monkey shirt habit, so my t-shirt artworks always feature primates. I always start with an arresting image.
According to Metro News UK, the orphaned baby macaque and pigeon are inseparable. They look like tranquility in fur and feathers. I wonder how things worked out for them?
Heidi (from Brisbane) asked in the comments yesterday if I could run a stenciling class. I’m finishing up the planning for my new “Sewing Foundations” class, it’s taking up all of my teacher brain cells! The logistics of figuring out a stenciling-only class right now makes my head hurt.
However– My new Sewing Foundations class covers three simple and useful projects. I like the pieces I chose for the class, not the least because they’re easy to customize/embellish. (I’d be happy to facilitate a little stenciling on the side!) I’ll show you tomorrow, I’m really pleased to finally be able to share it!