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Rated "T" for Teen!
It it a rating or a warning?

Fun tee I made for my daughter's 13th birthday.

Posted by ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) from Austin, Texas, United States • Published See ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)'s 74 projects »
  • Step 1

    Pre-wash t-shirt without fabric softener.

  • Step 2

    Cut a piece of freezer paper to 8 1/2" x 11" so you can feed it through your printer.

  • How to paint a slogan top. "Teen" Rating Tee - Step 3
    Step 3

    Print the "Teen Stencil" on the freezer paper (non-shiny side).

  • Step 4

    Cut out the gray areas with an Exacto or craft knife.

  • Step 5

    Iron stencil onto t-shirt, centering "T" as shown.

  • Step 6

    Add newspaper, an old box or a t-shirt form inside the shirt so the paint won't bleed through.

  • Step 7

    Paint with fabric paint. I used Lumiere silver paint and a sponge brush. Be gentle and take your time.

  • Step 8

    Allow to dry about 30 minutes before peeling off stencil. Leave to dry overnight.



Sara · 2 projects
This is so awesome! I'm making one for my little brother even as I type this haha.

The only thing I did differently was use painter's tape for the stenciling rather than freezer paper. This saves you the ironing step as well.

Also I put some glitter under a couple of coats of white paint which gave it a very cool textured look (:

When I take a picture I'll upload it haha
Chuckee · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 14 projects
I agree with katie... But I need an M for Mature shirt
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) · Austin, Texas, US · 75 projects
Freezer paper is available where you find aluminum foil and such at the supermarket. It's got a coating of wax on one side so that it will temporarily stick when ironed on.

You cut the gray sections out and iron the white sections on, then you paint what were previously the gray sections. I hope that makes sense!
.Emily Estatic.
.Emily Estatic. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 7 projects

theres two things i dont understand, one what is freezer paper? and two, if you cut out the gray areas, you take the white or gray area and put it on the shirt?
ifs its white how do you get the box shape, and if its gray how do you get it to be white?? >_< im lost.
VERY VERY CUTE I'll be sure to make a verison.
Calochortus · 1 project
Super cool! The freezer paper sounds like a good idea!
DeLightfulfreak · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
I love this! I should make one for my cousin. Definate use for me in the future^^
Kirsten B.
Kirsten B. · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 40 projects
I love it!
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) · Austin, Texas, US · 75 projects
Excellent! I'd love to see yours when you're done.
Not A.
Not A. · Westlake, Ohio, US · 18 projects
This is so cool!! I know what to make my cousin now!!
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen)
ofenjen (aka sewhookedjen) · Austin, Texas, US · 75 projects
Thanks, glad you like it!
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