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[homemade] because its means more when you gift it or keep it:]
hi im mandiCHU:]

i live my comfortable life in t-shirts too!..
most of the time im exploring the world in my tees:]
ive always found them more comfortable then a blouse.
growing up as a lil native american kidd[navajo to be exact] ive always had a deep love for grafic shirts!
but getting them is ALWAYS a PAIN @,@
living on a navajo reservation the closest somewhat of a mall is about 2-3 hours away & the closest namebrand stores are 4-5 hours away!
so i managed to always come up with my own homemade shizzzz!!!
my personal style has always been quite unique:]
i always get questions on where i buy them and after telling them i make my own stuff. the next question is how do i make them.
ive ALWAYS <3 how they came out decided i had to share!!!!
so here you guys go:]

enjoi:]

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  • How to paint a t-shirt. Homemade Leopard/Hello Kitty Shirt:] - Step 1
    Step 1

    step 1:]
    gather all your materials!...
    -cutting mat
    -masking tape
    -plastic glove
    -x acto knife
    -fabric paint
    -blank tshirt
    -sharpie
    -small paint brush
    -decal of your choice

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Homemade Leopard/Hello Kitty Shirt:] - Step 2
    Step 2

    step 2:]
    decide on what you want on your shirt!..
    for me i just wanted hello kitty in her classy shades.
    i simply googled "hello kitty decals" and BOOM i got what i was lookin for:]

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Homemade Leopard/Hello Kitty Shirt:] - Step 3
    Step 3

    step 3:]
    when printing your decal its best to choose a simple/easy one to do!
    black&whites make it even more simple.

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Homemade Leopard/Hello Kitty Shirt:] - Step 4
    Step 4

    step 4:]
    this is the TRIIIICKY part!..
    cut out your decal using an x-acto knife. while doing this keep in mind were stenciling it @,@ so try your best not to cut everything out or else all your hard work is nothing!
    about every inch&half leave a gap thingy to stayy attached [hard to explain!!!!!] like in the picture<--

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Homemade Leopard/Hello Kitty Shirt:] - Step 5
    Step 5

    step 5:]
    after the stenciling...place your decal on the shirt!..
    and tape it down using masking tape.
    [masking tape/painters tape wont give you that aftermath sticky-NESS]
    for me i like things a bit uneven:]
    i think it looks alot better.

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Homemade Leopard/Hello Kitty Shirt:] - Step 6
    Step 6

    step 6:]
    gently paint your decal!..
    for me i find it way easyer to use a toothpick to help keep my decal down!
    it makes the paint job look PRO!!

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Homemade Leopard/Hello Kitty Shirt:] - Step 7
    Step 7

    step 7:]
    add on a design!..
    for me i love artwork to cover my shirts completly:]
    so i just messed around with tape and made a border.
    [after your decal is finished drying be very gentle while peeling]
    then just fill in your border design

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Homemade Leopard/Hello Kitty Shirt:] - Step 8
    Step 8

    step 8:]
    cover your design with paint!..
    for the rest of my design i went with my usual design leopard<3
    i love how it looks!!!!!
    this is exactly how i make my plain leopard shirts too! i just tear random strips of tape and BOOOOOM you got leoparddddddd:]]]]]

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Homemade Leopard/Hello Kitty Shirt:] - Step 9
    Step 9

    step 9:]
    blend!..
    i like to blend my design in with my decal:] makes it all come together.
    after its done drying peel the tape off...

  • How to paint a t-shirt. Homemade Leopard/Hello Kitty Shirt:] - Step 10
    Step 10

    step 10:]
    koo-koo-ka-CHU!..
    now show off your latest creation
    <3mandi:]

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Tsu M.
Tsu M.
That looks great!
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mandiCHU
mandiCHU · 2 projects
your welcome:]
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haru s.
haru s.
this was awsome loved it thanks
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