Friday, January 17, 2014

Stenciled Sweat Shirt For Ty

I had bought this really nice quality sweat shirt on clearance at Target for $2 last year.  It was only a couple of days before we were going to open our Christmas presents and I still didn't know quite what to give my little Ty Guy.  I went on Etsy and found these cute shirts with "boy quotes".   I was prepared to buy one (being an Etsy shop owner myself, I know what I thrill it is to get a sale!) but I didn't have the time to order one and have it shipped on time so I decided to make my own.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the letters, and then mixed some white acrylic paint with a squirt of Martha Stewart's fabric medium.  I put cardboard inside the shirt because it will leak through to the other side if you don't.  I learned that the hard way once.  I did two coats of paint to make it bright white.  Then I used a black sharpie to fill in the letters that had dots.  

So now I hear you asking, does it hold up in the wash? 

 I waited until after at least three laundries before I took the pictures of Ty wearing his shirt, and I'm happy and relieved to report it still looks as good as the day I painted it!  Woo hoo! :)

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