Gold Leaf Shirt

Measures 8" x 4.50"
 

This shirt can be made using most regular tee shirt patterns with a crew neck. Cut the neck about an inch larger than the pattern making a wide “v” shape in the center. Trace the fabric to create a matching facing. I airbrushed my design but you can also use a brush or sponge. This stencil can be used on any purchased shirt and a variety of necklines for different effects.

Directions

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 - Press a soft crease in the shirt front from the neckline to the hem to mark the center.

step 2 - Stitch 5/8 of an inch from the edge of the neckline with a basting stitch. 

step 2 - Stitch 5/8 of an inch from the edge of the neckline with a basting stitch. 

step 3 - Stitch again 5/8 from that stitching.  This line indicates where you will place your topstitching when finishing the shirt. step 4 - Spray adhesive on the back of the stencil.   

step 3 - Stitch again 5/8 from that stitching.  This line indicates where you will place your topstitching when finishing the shirt.

step 4 - Spray adhesive on the back of the stencil. 

 

step 5 - To help you determine the best position for the stencil on the neckline, tape thestencil to a window using painter’s tape.  Place the fabric over the stencil positioning it on one half of the shirt.  The image should border the second row of basting stitches.  When you’re sure of the best design placement, press the fabric onto the stencil.

step 5 - To help you determine the best position for the stencil on the neckline, tape thestencil to a window using painter’s tape.  Place the fabric over the stencil positioning it on one half of the shirt.  The image should border the second row of basting stitches.  When you’re sure of the best design placement, press the fabric onto the stencil.

step 6 - Slip cardboard under the fabric and paint it.  When paint is completely dry, remove the stencil. 

step 7 - Remove paint from the stencil then apply adhesive spray.  Repeat step #4 and # 5 with the stencil flipped to create a mirror image of the painted fabric.

step 7 - Remove paint from the stencil then apply adhesive spray.  Repeat step #4 and # 5 with the stencil flipped to create a mirror image of the painted fabric.

step 8 - Once completely dry, set the paint by pressing the back of the fabric for 30-45 seconds to set the paint.  Use a protective cloth on the ironing board.

step 9 - Follow your pattern instructions for completing the shirt.  When topstitching the neckline, use thread that matches the color of the paint.

Note 
Not all paints can be set in the same way.  Be sure to read the directions on the paint you choose.


Supplies

At Joann's

  •  shirt fabric
  •  interfacing
  •  sewing notions
  •  painters tape
  •  paper towels  
  •  stencil adhesive spray

At iStencils

At Testors.com

  • ColorArtzairbrush kit and Oscar (metallic gold) paint color pouch

     

     

     

     

 


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