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.


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


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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