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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.

Posted by Sheena M. Published See Sheena M.'s 8 projects »

  • Step 1

    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.

  • Step 2

    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.

  • Step 3

    Mix your acrylic paint with the textile medium according to the directions on the bottle and then paint your first coat.

  • Step 4

    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).

  • Step 5

    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!



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i made one of these before i saw this tutorial using sharpie fabric markers and a deviant art pumpkin stencil of a weeping angel and it worked great
Lau5ren · 65 projects
How awesome.
Lauren N.
Lauren N.
HappyDDDD YAYAYAYA! Now I can be a coolkid nerd with Doctor Who shirts. Thank you so much! Happy <3
Ellie J.
Ellie J. · Mt Eliza, Victoria, AU · 7 projects
I LOVE Doctor Who! This is amazing and I'm totally trying it some time!!
KellBell · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US · 5 projects
i love the shirts! and im gonna try this
Sheena M.
Sheena M. · 8 projects
Cardstop and tape work fine as well.
It is just that freezer paper is only waxed on one side so you have the matte surface to draw on and then when you iron the waxed side to the shirt it bonds really well and prevents bleeding.
It is not the same as waxed paper but it is in the same aisle in your grocery store. It is a really long box
(14 inches or something like that) and it cost me about 6 dollars at Save on Foods for a huge roll.
Stephanie K.
Stephanie K. · Gainesville, Florida, US · 24 projects
so, this may sound like a stupid question, but is freezer paper the same thing as kitchen wax paper? and it just peels off when you're done? this is really cool, just wanted to clarify, lol. I usually use cardstock and tape when I stencil.
Sheena M.
Sheena M. · 8 projects
freezer paper is only waxed on one side, so you print (or trace) dependant on what type of printer you have on to the matte side of the paper and then you cut out your stencil and iron the waxed side to the shirt. So you are painting onto the shirt where you cut out the image.
Hope that clarifies everything.
Queen A.
Queen A. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 11 projects
Sorry I'm confused lol...
So do you paint onto the waxed paper that has bonded to the tshirt? How does it soak through if its on top of the paper and then you remove that transfer?
michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects

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