Finally Cancer Free Shirt
You know how some women have a special dress tucked away in their closet? One they can’t quite fit into yet but they just know they will be able to wear soon? That’s where the idea for this shirt came from. We all have too many friends and loved ones diagnosed with cancer. With this shirt, you can show your optimism and support. Paint this project for the person in your life who is determined to beat this disease. Tell her to keep it in in her closet, ready to wear when the time is right to announce this message. Paint the butterfly pink or teal or whatever color seems appropriate. This project is recommended for airbrush only.
BEFORE PAINTING, ALWAYS WASH AND DRY FABRIC (WITHOUT FABRIC SOFTENER). DURING PAINTING, COVER EXPOSED FABRIC TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.
step 1 - Match up the shirt’s side seams and shoulders and pin them together. This will help you find the accurate center front of the shirt. Iron a soft crease in the shirt from the neckline to the hem to mark the center. Slip cardboard between the shirt front and back to avoid transfer of paint between the layers.
step 3 - Spray the back of the stencil with repositionable adhesive stencil spray.
step 11 - Place the “B” section on the cutting mat and cut out all the grey areas which will separate the wings. Return the two “B” pieces to the dry shirt and press in place. Spray with a rich coat of Bronze Have More Fun paint.
step 12 - When dry, carefully remove all the pieces. Use the point of a craft knife to lift up the tiny pieces of painters tape.
step 13 - Cut the black areas of the lettering out of the stencil. Adhere to shirt and spray with Bronze Have More Fun Paint.
step 14 - Create antennae with a few hot fix rhinestones. Adhere with an iron or rhinestone applicator after 24 hours.
For best results when cutting out letters, do not remove the tip of the knife from the card stock to work around corners and curves. Instead, hold the tip down and pivot the paper to work around curves and angles.
My decorative scissors were from Fiskars and called “Majestic”.
- paper towels
- painters tape
- repositionable stencil adhesive spray
- decorative scissors
- gold rhinestones
- ColorArtz airbrush kit and paint pouches: Bronze Have More Fun, Mango Tango, Blonde Ambition