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A way to create stencil lettering on t-shirts without an actual stencil
This is my second Twilight inspired shirt. I wanted it plain and simple, but semi-more professional looking than the other shirts i create. I wanted it to look like actual stencil letters, but I didn't want to pay for some. So I created my own stencil-looking letters using wax paper, a pencil, tape, and white fabric paint. I'm doing a simple how-to, so if you're cheap like me, this is super easy and looks awesome! Hope you enjoy!

Posted by Anon from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Anon's 21 projects »

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Cullen Shirt [twilight] - Step 1
    Step 1

    First off, you need a shirt. that's a given. I didn't want to actually dedicate a step to getting a t-shirt. But, after getting a shirt, you need to create your 'stencil'. I got some wax paper from my kitchen cabinet and just a little sheet of it. I looked up pictures of stencil letters on the internet and used them as my viewing eye guide. I, personally prefer to look at something and draw from just viewing it, so do whatever is easier for you. Just trace your letters in order with a pencil. I recommend using a mechanical pencil so it stays sharp, because after I drew the letters, I used the mechanical pencil to cut the spaces between the lettes.(like shown). if you accidently cut a piece you didn't want, simply use some tape and cover the spaces. As long as the space is covered, paint wont go through it and mess up your stenciling while painting.

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Cullen Shirt [twilight] - Step 2
    Step 2

    After you have your 'stencil', place it over your shirt wherever you desire to put the art on. Then tape it down, like on the corners. Make sure that it is flat against the shirt, so while you're painting it doesn't decide to move around on you. Won't look too good...

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Cullen Shirt [twilight] - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next is the painting part! Using whatever color you want and foam brush, gently dab through the stencil, covering all the spaces. You might have to do that a few times, so the color stays and is bold. P.S.- I recommend placing a cardboard piece or magazine inside the shirt while painting, cause it bleeds through some shirts. mine did alittle, but luckily it didn't show up on the back. :] i'm silly. But yeah, just paint it, then let it sit for just a little bit.

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Cullen Shirt [twilight] - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, you can remove your 'stencil'. Then, you can proceed to fix the loose ends that the stencil didn't get. you can also add more color to it, if it's still not as bold as you wish.

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Cullen Shirt [twilight] - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then, you just let it dry and you're done! you can add stuff as well. I added gold stars to my shirt. But yeah, it is that simple to have the stencil lettering look, but not have to actually pay for stencil lettering that may not even be the design you want. This is just an easy way to do it. :]

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Faith McKay
Faith McKay · Portland, Oregon, US · 1 project
Fun! I love the Cullens Happy
corrie w
corrie w · Columbus, Ohio, US · 7 projects
ive read twilight it was really good so i diffinately have to read the others and see the movie i looked up the trailer for it on youtube i just hope they do the book justice and make a kick ass movie for it
Anon · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 21 projects
yeah, the books are (in order) twilight, new moon, and eclipse. The movie is called twilight, cause it's the first book. totally go buy them right now and read them!.... you won't regret it. :]
corrie w
corrie w · Columbus, Ohio, US · 7 projects
wait theirs more then one book you have to tell me the name so i can find it because i was really sad when the one i was reading ended Happy
whats the movie going to be called
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
I should really look in to the Twilight books, you guys are obsessed with them.
Anon · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 21 projects
thanks! yeah, i really love those books. i can't wait for breaking dawn to come out. and i can't wait for the movie. :]
corrie w
corrie w · Columbus, Ohio, US · 7 projects
oh thats cool i red this book a few years ago i liked it alot

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