T-Shirts – Painted and Stencilled

I bought a few T-Shirts with the intention of painting and/or stencilling them, and I’m really loving the process and the final product.

This is my “arty” t-shirt – My husband says it looks like an art project gone bad!!!  Too funny……  It actually looks this way on purpose!

I started with a plain black T, and some really bright acrylic colors.

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I splattered and dripped all over it.  When I first put the color on, it was really bright, but as it dried, it faded like crazy.  At first I was disappointed, then I decided I preferred it this way.  It actually looks better in person.  BUT, I think I will do another like this, but first I’ll lay down some big brush strokes of pure white paint, let that dry, and then try the spatter – I think the colors will be bright if they’re sitting on top of dried white.

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Next, a pink T.  I used a stencil for the mandala shape and the text.

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I didn’t like the text in a strong harsh black, so I went back and toned it down with a touch of white on top of the black.

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And then another black one.  Yeah, I know I’m 60, but what the heck, you’re never too old to wear Skulls…  Again, all stencils.

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The skull is actually REALLY REALLY bright hot pink, my camera just didn’t pick up the brightness

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Once they’re completely dry, I’ll throw them in the dryer, on high, to set the colors.  I know this works because all my “studio” clothes have acrylic paint all over them that never washes out.

 

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5 Responses to T-Shirts – Painted and Stencilled

  1. The favorite one says:

    I think Paul was right about the first one

    • Jennifer Adams says:

      You took the words right out of my mouth for the first one. Either painting gone bad or a bleach spill. But I liked the other ones…..

  2. Paulie says:

    Regardless, I did like the first Tee the best of all of them!

  3. Suz says:

    Wowsers … cool man .. 60’s again 🙂

  4. Jackie West says:

    I love them. I will have to try it.

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