Gold Leaf Shirt
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.
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 6 - Slip cardboard under the fabric and paint it. When paint is completely dry, remove the stencil.
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.
Not all paints can be set in the same way. Be sure to read the directions on the paint you choose.