This past weekend, we made some Valentine Shirts.
We did 3 different versions,
1. Card Stock and Glue Stick
2. Card Stock and Adhesive Spray
3. Freezer Paper and Iron (best result)
We had a lot of fun, and will probably make more shirts in the future. I’ve listed where we made mistakes, so you don’t! Have fun!
For all 3 -
Find/Create a cut-out you want to put on a shirt. I read somewhere (can’t remember where) someone used a doily heart. I have a Silhouette Cameo, so I made my own designs.
Dab paint, and do 2 coats.
Don’t forget something between so you don’t have bleed through!
Let stencil/doily/cut-out dry before removing.
Card Stock and Glue
Apply a THIN layer of glue on the back of your template and place on shirt. Smooth it out and paint.
Let paint dry, then peel off template.
My Mistakes -
I should’ve used Card Stock close to the same colour as Tshirt!
I didn’t let the Card Stock dry completely before peeling off. (Smudged paint)
I applied a thick layer of glue.
I should’ve done 2 coats of paint.
Next time, I may try a lighter weight paper.
Card Stock and Adhesive Spray
Follow instructions on Spray to stick template to shirt, and paint.
This one turned out well, but again I should’ve waited before peeling off the template :(
I got some of it off with the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
Next time, I may try a thinner paper.
Freezer Paper and Iron
By far, my favourite method! We made no mistakes. Okay, a small one, let the paint dry, then peel off the freezer paper.
I got my freezer paper from the Whole Foods butcher :) but I think it is sold in any grocery store.
I set the iron on a low setting, nylon, and sit it on the paper for 15s, or until it seems set/stuck.
Dab on paint.
Side note: Here are the Silhouette Cameo settings for cutting freezer paper – Blade 1, Thickness 10,Speed 3, thanks Krafting Kelly!
After washing – here is how the shirts look.