I made these uber dorky shirts for my bf using freezer paper and mixture of textile medium and acrylic paint. I have washed and dryed them and they seem to be holding up pretty well.
Have fun making your own nerdy shirts and I would love to see versions of these!
don't waste your time in the fabric paint section of your local craft store because the textile medium is kept with the acrylic paints.
These are really simple to make. basically you print out the image you want (it doesn't need to be reversed) and then trace it onto the matte side of the freezer paper.
According to some tutorials you can print directly onto to the freezer paper, however I have a laser printer so it wouldn't work. If anyone tries it I would interested to know how well it works with an inkjet.
Then use an exacto knife to cut out the stencil and iron it to the front of the shirt. The waxed side of the freezer paper bonds really well to the shirt and minimizes bleeding.
Mix your acrylic paint with the textile medium according to the directions on the bottle and then paint your first coat.
Wait for the paint to dry (I'm impatient so I used a hair dryer) and paint as many coats as you think you need (I used two coats).
Remove the transfer and let the shirt dry for 24 to 48 hours depending on the instructions on the bottle and then turn the shirt inside out and iron and voila!