Do you want to make your own here comes trouble T-shirt? Well you can – I’ve uploaded the logo, so all you need to do is gather your tools!
Here’s what I used:
A T-shirt, freezer paper, textile ink, sponge brush, a blade and cutting board, scissors, tape and a fine tip pencil. I found the freezer paper in the quilting section at Spotlight, and the textile ink and sponge brush at Geoff’s Emporium.
Maybe you are lucky and have a fancy die cutting machine – in which case you won’t need half that stuff!
But you will need a logo – you can print out here comes trouble below, or design your own.
Print it out and tape it to your cutting board, then place some freezer paper securely on top, with the waxed side down:
Trace the logo as accurately as possible (I used a ruler for straight lines, the baseline and letter tops), and cut the logo out of the freezer paper using the blade. This is the trickiest part – and the reason I selected the Bauhaus font! Remember to cut out the islands in the centre of letters like ‘o”, because you need those.
The next step is to iron the logo (including the islands!) to the T-shirt. The waxed side of the freezer paper adheres to the fabric enabling nice crisp edges to your stencil:
Finally the fun part! Place some cardboard between the front and back so the paint doesn’t leak through. You really don’t need much paint on the sponge brush. I applied two coats, letting it touch dry in between:
Once dry, peel off the freezer paper to reveal your work:
The textile ink I used required heat setting with an iron for a few minutes, then it was ready to wear – tada!
Have you ever stencilled a T-shirt before? How did it go, and what products did you use?