I’ve been wanting to make Gigi a Stay Gold tee ever since a friend commented on the pic below that she looks like she’s about to be in a revised version of The Outsiders. I thought it was such a funny comment and this picture totally captures Gigi’s personality. I wasn’t sure how to do it until my friend Lauren (big shout out!) suggested contact paper. What an easy way to make stencils. I wanted the font to look like it was carved into a bathroom stall in a high school somewhere, so I used a box cutter to make the stencil. I’m really happy with the way it came out. I ended up making one for D too.
Here’s how you do it. Tape a piece of contact paper to cardboard, or a cutting mat. Cut out the stencil you want with a knife or box cutter. Cut a box around the stencil so you can fit it on the tee or whatever you’re stenciling. Place a piece of cardboard inside the tee so the paint doesn’t seep through. Paint inside the stencil. I used Tulip Gold Glitter Fabric Paint for mine. You have to wait 4 hours to take off the stencil and then another 72 hours before washing it. I haven’t washed mine yet. So we’ll see how that goes. The paint didn’t seep through at all or bleed around the edges. I used it twice so far and it’s still sticky. I think I want to get some totes or bandanas to stencil on as well. Stay Gold everybody.
yeah i’m doing that later… love!
ever since making our first potato stamped shorts last year, the youngster is addicted to making new designed clothing … at 4 yrs old. we will have to gather materials & instructions to give this a try! thank you for sharing. your new follower,