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Easy screenprinting with wax paper
I love doctor who, and I got all my friends obsessed as well. I needed to make a birthday present for my friend so I made this. Originally I made "the angels have the phone box" for her but I got too attached to the shirt and just couldn't part with it. So I made her the "It's bigger on the inside" teeshirt instead.

This project can take anywhere from 30 min to 4 hours depending on your design. I made 2 shirts in 3-4 hours.

**EDIT: I find that freezer paper works well.

Posted by Basketbchic from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Basketbchic's 11 projects »
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  • How to make a t-shirt. Screenprinted Shirts Using Wax Paper - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather supplies. You shall need the following:
    -A shirt. I got mine from wet seal because they always have good sales and I got this for about 3$.
    -Fabric Paint-michaels and joannes
    -A sponge-y brush-michaels
    -Wax paper-wegmans
    -tape
    -scissors
    -a pattern
    -sharpie
    -Exacto knife

  • How to make a t-shirt. Screenprinted Shirts Using Wax Paper - Step 2
    Step 2

    sketch out your design, and arrange design/pattern on shirt.

    (I know the TARDIS has 4 panels but I ran out of room)

  • How to make a t-shirt. Screenprinted Shirts Using Wax Paper - Step 3
    Step 3

    Trace pattern onto wax paper with Sharpie. (tis evil I know)

  • How to make a t-shirt. Screenprinted Shirts Using Wax Paper - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out the "negative space" of your pattern. It's kinda like carving a pumpkin. You know those designs that you use on the pumpkins? And how you cut out the black part? It's like that. So here, I cut out the letters and the TARDIS Shape. I did the TARDIS in 2 layers. I did the box itself in blue,let it dry, and then did the detailing of the doors and panels and such.

  • How to make a t-shirt. Screenprinted Shirts Using Wax Paper - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the wax paper on the shirt the way you want it and tape the edges of the wax paper down.

    Here's the first part of the TARDIS.

  • How to make a t-shirt. Screenprinted Shirts Using Wax Paper - Step 6
    Step 6

    By the way, here are the brushes I used. The main one I used is the one in the background...the circular one. The big one smack dab in the middle of the picture is what I used to go around the TARDIS.

  • How to make a t-shirt. Screenprinted Shirts Using Wax Paper - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now carefully sponge on the paint.

  • How to make a t-shirt. Screenprinted Shirts Using Wax Paper - Step 8
    Step 8

    Let dry for 10 min and peel off. Or do a 2nd coat. You can peel the wax paper off when it's wet If you want but then there's a greater chance of the excess paint dripping onto the other part of your shirt. which as you can see, I did. But I kinda wanted it like that because I wanted a "just spraypainted" kind of look.

  • How to make a t-shirt. Screenprinted Shirts Using Wax Paper - Step 9
    Step 9

    Do this for the rest of the pattern.

  • How to make a t-shirt. Screenprinted Shirts Using Wax Paper - Step 10
    Step 10

    Here's where I put on the 2nd layer of the TARDIS. I did it freehand with a regular paintbrush. But I wouldn't recommend doing that. Usually I make a 2nd pattern of the design and cut out where I want the 2nd color to be.

  • How to make a t-shirt. Screenprinted Shirts Using Wax Paper - Step 11
    Step 11

    Here I used the huge sponge around the TARDIS, but if you aren't using this technique Then don't worry about it, and skip this step.

  • Step 12

    Let your shirt dry.

  • How to make a t-shirt. Screenprinted Shirts Using Wax Paper - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now follow the instructions on the back of the fabric paint bottle. Mine said to put a piece of paper over where I used the paint, and to iron over it. I did, And now you are done. :)

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Riiot Tess
Riiot Tess · New York, New York, US · 6 projects
YES this makes me so happy
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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
i like the angels have the phone box shirt
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That other Killjoy
That other Killjoy · 3 projects
Being a fangirl, I must say, I absolutely love both of these.
♥ Amazing job! Happy))
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Sugar Palms.
Sugar Palms. · Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ · 4 projects
My sister will love this!
This is definitely her lucky christmas Happy
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Sarania
Sarania · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 15 projects
AWESOME! My friend is IN LOVE with Doctor Who too and got me obsessed. Now I know what I'm getting her for Christmas. Thanks for posting this brilliant idea! Happy
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CLAPTON IS GOD!!!!
CLAPTON IS GOD!!!! · 1 project
Sweet! I LOVE the Doctor!
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bethany t.
bethany t. · Dublin, Georgia, US · 20 projects
Fantastic!
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Eien
Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
Yes a fellow whovian! Funny shirt. I make my own for video games I like.
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