I can’t believe that this shirt I never wore has now become my favorite statement piece!
Make your own stencilled shirt, originally designed by you! Pick your design and start stamping. All you need is an eraser and fabric paint. I choose kissable lips and I think it turned out great!
What you’ll need:
- an eraser
- a knife
- fabric paint
- piece of cardboard
- shirt or blouse
Draw your design on the eraser with a pen or pencil. Carefully cut along the lines, removing the parts of the eraser you won’t need. If you don’t feel comfortable cutting it yourself and/or are too young to be handling knives, ask someone to do it for you!
You don’t really need that space between the lips, and it was definitely the trickiest part to remove. I made small incisions right next to each other and plucked the bits of eraser out with tweezers. My years worth of experience plucking at my eyebrows finally payed off!
Apply a thin layer of fabric paint onto your stencil with a brush. Make sure you even out all the edges. Now, act fast! I tested out the first one on a scrap piece of fabric first (in my case the sleeve I was going to cut off anyway). This way you can see if you put too much or too little fabric paint on.
Put a piece of cardboard in between the front and back of your blouse or shirt if the fabric is very thin, like mine. You only get one shot at this, so it’s time to concentrate! Put your stamp on the fabric and press down for a couple of seconds. It’s very important to hold still. If you feel like you messed up, don’t move the stamp around. You’ll only make it worse.
Apply a new layer of fabric paint between each new ‘kiss’.