Painted Elvis Shirt
I just couldn’t resist this stencil of Elvis at his best. You’ll find the link at the bottom of this page so can get your own. As far as painted projects go, this is a simple and fast one. Make it to wear on your next trip to Graceland or to turn heads at the grocery store. I’ve suggested using hot fix transfer film for the rhinestone placement. But you can use other methods. See my Divaonline article “Four Top Methods For Attaching Rhinestones” for other options. Thank you. Thank you very much!
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 - Download and print out the rhinestone template.
step 2 - Cut a square of transfer film to accommodate the size of the rhinestone template allowing generous margins on all sides. Mark the vertical center if desired.
step 4 - Use tweezers or a PickMeUp toolto place rhinestones adhesive-side up over the design.
step 5 - Use the sticky end of the tool to lift the rhinestone and the flat edge tool to help dislodge the stone and press it to the film.
step 6 - When all the stones are in place, set the film aside. It will be applied to the shirt after the painting.
step 7 -Mark the vertical center of the stencil. Iron a light crease in the shirt front to mark the shirt’s vertical center.
step 8 - Position the shirt on a hard, flat surface protected by plastic. Place cardboard inside the shirt where the design will appear.
step 9 - Spray the back of the stencil with repositionable stencil spray.
step 10 - Match the stencil center to the shirt center. Press down to adhere the stencil to the shirt.
step 14 - Align the transfer film at an angle below the Elvis image.