Pin Reaper: MissusTodd
Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415316396857041559/
What I Did: First off, please ignore the mess in the background; it was a crafty weekend! Second, I decided to go with a different design than the inspiration, because I wanted to use a black shirt (and my son wanted something a bit different than the usual Doctor Who/Tardis fare.) I used clear contact paper and a craft knife to make my stencil to help avoid the dreaded “bleed-under” you can get from just using stencil paper or cardboard. I also used a 100% cotton shirt, which is an absolute NECESSITY when making bleach stencil shirts. (I learned the hard way when I thought a 90/10% blend would work in a previous attempt. Much sadness.) I find that the less detailed stencils work best, but with patience you can make most anything work. At the end of the day, this was a Pinterest WIN all the way…….and my son LOVED it! 🙂
Next Time I Will: Nothing different. Again: 100% cotton shirt, simple/bold stencil design, contact paper, and you are in business!