While I was home visiting the folks, my mom wanted to work on a t shirt she could wear during vacation bible school. The theme this year is about cowboys or something like that. Anyways we were going to do a bleach stencil shirt that said Rhinestone Cowgirl and of course add tones of rhinestones. For that tutorial you can go here. So I got the shirt ready, but I totally saturated the shirt and the bleach soaked through the letters so I ended up with this.
Not quite my desired outcome. So my challenge was to save this shirt. I decided to do the freezer paper stencil technique. I used my cricut to cut out Rhinestone Cowgirl. Then I just pressed it on the shirt wax side down.
I cut a few more pieces of the freezer paper and pressed on the shirt to protect it from excess paint. I wanted to try this spray paint for shirts. I have never used them before and was curious how they would do.
It was interesting but didn't work as well as I had hoped. You are supposed to spray with a white base coat first but that spray can didn't work. So I just sprayed it with the pink and it came out in a jet stream. I wasn't sure how well it was being covered. It was an uneven coverage and peeled some when I took the freezer paper off.
I may try to use this product again, but overall I was disappointed. If anyone has any tips and love this product please do tell. At this point I know I wanted to add a border around my bleach mess. I chose to do a reverse applique. I thought i had some hot pink zebra but I did not so I went with a brown zebra print for this. First I turned my shirt inside out and pinned the zebra print to the shirt with the print facing the back of the t shirt.
Next turned it right side out, sewed a straight stitch around my bleach spot. Then I sewed another straight stitch on the inside of the previous stitch. After that, I cut away the t shirt revealing a border.
I have no idea what to do next, but I know it needs something else. . . .STARS! I drew some stars on my heat bond and made stars to put on my shirt.
I positioned them and ironed them in place. I then stitched them to the shirt.
Add iron on rhinestones and wear.