how to stencil on t shirts

anonymous asked:

ohhhhh shit how did you do that printed shirt? I've been trying to find a good method for so long

1. first I made the stencil - I just printed out a picture and stuck it to some thicker paper, and then cut the letters out with an xacto knife.

2. I then used spray adhesive to stick the stencil to the shirt and then put newspaper around the stencil (so that I wouldn’t get spray paint on the rest of the shirt). also, don’t forget to put a piece of cardboard in the shirt so the paint doesn’t seep thru)

3. and THEN I spray painted the shirt, let it dry, peeled off the stencil, and VOILA! (I use spray paint because you get a nice even distribution and it’s super cheap!!!)




One cannot just attend the closing night of Heathers the Musical without dressing up. Complete with my blue blazer and grey shorts, I added a custom T to add my own touch!


  1. Buy Shirt. This one was from Kohls for $8.99
  2. Buy Fabric Spray Paint.
  3. Create a stencil in word. This font was size 100 and the text was “Color Of Autumn”
  4. Print stencil on heavy duty paper. Use exacto knife to cut out black letters.
  5. Lay on shirt, and COVER ENTIRE SHIRT WITH PAPER (The spray will go everywhere and ruin the shirt and trust me this happened it was awful)
  6. Let sit for 10 mins.
  7. Peel up stencil.
  8. Let sit for 2 hours.
  9. Rock the fuck out at Heathers The Musical Closing NIGHT!

If you do a lot of stenciling or t-shirt painting, electronic cutters are aweeeessomeee.  We bought a Silhouette Portrait back on Black Friday, and it’s great for making stencils, no matter how complicated it is.  Using a box cutter to hand-cut your stencil out of freezer paper also works well, but you save a ton of time with this method because everything is already cut for you - you just have to peel it off of the vinyl. (Also, it seems to stick to the shirt a little better than freezer paper)