I don’t know about you but my kiddos start school this week…and I have mixed emotions about it. For the two youngest it’s their last year. Then I won’t have any kids in public school. That makes me feel kind of old.
The other reason I have mixed emotions is that I LIKE my kids. I like hanging out with them. I will miss having them home. On the other hand, I like my ME time.
So in the spirit of back to school I’ll be posting some new and favorite wearable posts.
Disappearing Ink Pen (optional)
Plaid Simply Stencil
Simply Spray in desired colors
Cardboard and Plastic or plastic bag
Wash T-shirt with detergent and dry. No fabric softener or dryer sheets.
Place plastic or a plastic bag over a t-shirt form or piece of cardboard. Insert this inside the t-shirt.
Using the stencil and disappearing ink pen draw out your design.
You can also go “free style” with this and randomly draw a design with the glue if you want.
This photo shows how I filled in the stencil design with glue.
Let the glue dry over night. The ink should disappear as well.
Time to paint! I used Simply Spray in Poppy Red and Brite Orange for a tropical feel.
Protect your work surface. I used a black trash bag. Lightly crumple the shirt.
And spray with Simply Spray. Let dry 5-10 minutes.
Crumple in a different configuration and spray again.
Continue doing this until you get the look you want.
According to the package instructions you are supposed to wait 72 hours before washing. After that time, soak the t-shirt in warm water and the Elmer’s glue will simply wash away and you’ll be left with a one of a kind T-shirt.
If you want to read more about Simply Spray please wander over to my CFF (Craft Friend Forever) Jenny’s blog at Craft Test Dummies! She’ll give you the low down not only on this product but TONS of others. If you are wondering where to spend your crafting dollars she’s the blog to check before you start the car!